AUSTIN, Texas - The City of Austin has prohibited the gathering of 250 people of more within Austin-Travis County in an attempt to slow the transmission of CO-VID 19.
The ban will go into effect at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 15 and continue until at least May 1.
The prohibition does not generally include:
- Office spaces or residential buildings
- Transit including airports, bus stations, or terminals
- Grocery stores
- Shopping malls
- Hospitals or medical offices and facilities
The decision to introduce these new restrictions on gatherings of 250 or more people was taken as part of a broader strategy to reduce individuals’ possibility of exposure to COVID-19 in Austin-Travis County, the city explained in a press release.