PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - The City of Pflugerville's Library and Parks and Recreation are set to reopen some facilities and services effective Friday. The city says that the operational changes are in response to Travis County moving into Stage 3 of Austin Public Health's risk-based COVID-19 guidelines.
Effective August 28, the following services and facilities will reopen:
- Parks and Recreation: athletic fields, outdoor basketball courts, volleyball courts, Windermere tennis court, park open spaces and Lake Pflugerville Park
- Public Library: the courtyard will reopen to the public
The city says all other public spaces at the Library will remain closed at this time. All residents and visitors are reminded to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
To see all modified city services and reopened facilities, click here.
Health officials have recommended that Austin-Travis County transition to stage three at the Travis County Commissioners Court meeting this week. Currently, the county is in stage four but Dr. Mark Escott with Austin Public Health said overall cases are on a downward trend.
Dr. Mark Escott, working with the epidemiology staff, ran data to see if the active cases they were given were, in fact, active. About 40 to 50 percent of the new cases they were given were no longer active, according to Dr. Escott.
Under stage three, residents within Travis County will still be recommended to avoid social gatherings outside of their households, to keep gatherings to ten people or less, and for those with underlying health conditions to continue to limit unnecessary contact.
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