ASL Close Quarters

Many residents of Austin & Travis County live in close quarters with others, like a small apartment or multi-generational households. It’s up to us to protect those that are most at risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Here is what you and your family can do:

Limit the chance of exposure for high risk household members. This includes those 65 and older, or those that have underlying medical conditions like lung disease, heart disease, or a weakened immune system.

If anyone in your household is high risk, everyone should behave as if they are also high risk. Have the lowest risk household member run essential errands. When outside the home, wear a mask, social distance and avoid crowds. Limit use of public transportation, or riding in vehicles with anyone outside your household. High risk household members should not care for children or anyone who is sick.

If a household member gets sick, they should be separated from the rest of the household. If possible, provide a separate bedroom and bathroom for use only by the person who is sick. If this is not possible, consider a physical divider to separate beds. If sharing a bathroom is necessary, the person who is sick should clean and disinfect surfaces after each use.

Anyone who is sick should not prepare household food, or care for others.

If you are unable to safely self-isolate at home, Austin/ Travis county has an Isolation Facility available free of charge.