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Austin Public Health is the lead agency for information on COVID-19, for our region.

For information, please visit Austin Public Health's website & Travis County's COVID-19 information page


COVID-19 Updates

Travis and Williamson Counties issue orders to stay home

Applies to all Pflugerville residents

Post Date:03/24/2020 1:19 PM
Both Travis and Williamson Counties have issued Orders effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2020 to limit activity, travel and business functions to only the most basic and essential needs. While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pflugerville at this time, the Orders tell residents to stay home to help eliminate community spread in the city and region.  
The violation of any provision of the Order could pose a threat to public health. All individuals currently living in the City of Pflugerville are asked to “Stay Home and Work Safe.” If it is necessary to leave your residence, please maintain physical distancing of at least six feet from other people.

Please continue to:

·       Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
·       Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
·       Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Official information on the City’s response to COVID-19 is available at pflugervilletx.gov/virus.
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City Service & Facility Changes

Programs & Events

The March 24 City Council meeting is canceled. All public hearings are delayed until after May 1. All City-hosted programs, classes, and events have been canceled until further notice. These cancellations affect only those programs directly run by the City of Pflugerville, and do not reflect changes to schedules of private organizations, or the Pflugerville ISD.

Facilities & Services

City services & facilities have modified or reduced hours of operations, in due to COVID-19. Please see below for a list of all affected facilities and services:

Facilities

  • Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) - closed until further notice
  • Pflugerville Recreation Center - closed until further notice
  • Pflugerville Public Library - closed until further notice
  • Municipal Court - closed until further notice 
  • Recycle Center - closed until further notice
  • Lake Pflugerville - closed until further notice

Please note: All pavilions, playscapes, and volleyball/basketball/tennis court areas in city parks are closed until further notice. 

Services

  • Curbside Chipping - suspended until further notice
  • Utility Disconnects & Late Fees - not applied through May 1, 2020
  • Medicine and Prescription Drug Disposal - suspended until further notice.
  • Curbside trash and recycle pickup limited to carts only (no additional 6 items or bulk pickup). 
  • Issuance of Solicitor Permits - suspended until further notice.
  • Planning and engineering applications, including zoning, subdivision, construction plans and site development applications now submitted online.
  • Utility Billing staff hours have been modified to accept customer calls between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 512-990-6100. Due to high call volumes, the City encourages using email, utilitybilling@pflugervilletx.gov, and the chat now feature at utilitybilling.pflugervilletx.gov.

Please see the City's Press Release regarding these closures, for more information.

 

Resources & Tips

Flyer to prevent disease
Ways to prevent spread of diseases
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your cough by coughing or sneezing into your elbow
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you develop flu-like symptoms or sickness
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces.
  • Practice social distancing
Why physical distancing is important

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing is the practice of keeping a distance from other people to help reduce the spread of the virus in community settings.  The new term "physical distancing" reminds us that we need to make sure we maintain a distance from others to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is most commonly spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, close personal contact by touch, or touching an object or surface with the virus on it, minimizing contact with other individuals is an important step in reducing the risk of disease transmission.


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