This information is not intended to provide legal advice, nor be the authority on COVID-19 updates, and we cannot guarantee real-time updates on every matter.  We provide this information as a courtesy for you to use in conjunction with your due diligence.

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Shelter in Place Orders

Burnet County – Order Rescinding Burnet County Stay in Place and Stay Safe Order

Hays County

Travis County – April 13, 2020 – Judge Sarah Eckhardt has signed Order No. 2020-7.  This order extends the previous Stay Home, Work Safe order and adds requirements for Face Coverings. The Order is effective 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2020, unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order.

Williamson CountyWilliamson County’s Stay Home Stay Safe order will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Starting May 1, Williamson County businesses will follow Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive orders issued April 27, 2020, to reopen businesses safely and strategically in phases while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

City of AustinApril 13, 2020 – Stay Home-Work Safe Order extended to May 8.  A key addition to the order extension will be the requirement that the public wear fabric face coverings when conducting essential work or activities.


Bastrop County Covid-19 Updates

Bastrop County Covid-19

Directive #3 on Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1A.

City of Elgin Covid-19

Brazos County Covid-19 Updates

Brazos County Departments

Brazos County Judge Duane Peters rescinded the county stay-at-home order

Hays County – Covid-19 Updates

San Marcos Covid-19

Travis County Covid-19  Updates

The City of Austin and Travis County extended the “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe” Orders through December 15, 2020.

Travis County Approves New Order with Implications for the Construction Industry; Goes into Effect August 14

Austin Texas Covid-19

Travis County Supplemental Guidance for the Construction Industry

Travis County Second Supplemental Guidance for the Construction Industry

Travis County Supplemental Guidance Based on Executive Order No.GA-14 April 2, 2020

Stay Home – Work Safe Order (Travis County) – May 8, 2020

Travis County Judge Order 2020-8 Exhibit E – Guidance for the Construction Industry

City of Austin Order extended the “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe” Order through December 15, 2020.

City of Austin Extends “Stay Home-Work Safe” Order-June 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Austin – Travis County Guidance for the Construction Industry

Williamson County Covid-19 Updates

City of Georgetown Covid-19

City of Cedar Park – Facility and Amenity Re-Openings

City and County COVID-19 Updates – HBA Austin

City and County Updates

Funding and Relief Resources

  • A business guide to the new Main Street Lending Program.  It offers four- year loans to businesses that meet specific criteria and were in good financial standing before the coronavirus crisis hit.  Main Street Lending Program Guide
  • Learn more about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the relief package that provides lump-sum checks to many Americans, defers payroll taxes for eligible small businesses, and more.  Federal Stimulus Package details
  • Help determine loan eligibility, learn how to apply and how much you may be able to borrow, and get information regarding repayment or forgiveness terms.  What is the Paycheck Protection Program?

Sample Documents and Safety Information

During these challenging times, there will be much scrutiny of home builders and trade professionals in order to ensure the home building industry maintains its exemption from Shelter in Place Orders.  Review the requirements and take the necessary precautions.