Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important Updates and Information

COVID-19 Informational Bulletin

January 2022

On January 6, 2022, Travis County Health and the City of Austin provided an update on the COVID-19 virus and associated variants. As a result of the post holiday spike, the County has again entered into Stage 5 restrictions. Almost 30% of the County has tested positive for the virus. This does not include at-home testing which is not reported to local health clinics. As a result of the spike, and to prevent further pressure on an overburdened health system, the County enacted Stage 5 protocols effective January 6, 2022 for an indeterminant length of time.

As of January 13, 2022, Travis County enacted additional regulations to protect employees in public spaces. The City of Sunset Valley followed suit; both orders are shown on the right. Additionally, due to staffing shortages and to keep remaining staff safe, city offices will be closed to walk in traffic unless there is no other alternative for assistance. Instant virtual meetings with staff are available upon request. For information on staff times or to make an appointment, please call (512) 892-1383.

For more specific guidance on the various stages, including stage 5, please click here.

The City will continue to monitor requirements set forth by the State of Texas and Travis County to ensure our residents, staff, and business partners are informed and kept safe.

This site will be maintained by linking directly to State and County information sources.

Lastly, the Austin Public Health site has added multiple language sites. The link can be found here.

Most recently, the County opened Toney Burger to COVID testing on Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Scroll further for information regarding Council and Committee meetings and City facilities.

Important Documents

Called Meeting Protocol

All Regular and Called Meetings for the City Council, Boards, Commissions and Committees will be held virtually when possible, and hybrid meetings where necessary to protect our most vulnerable populations.
If you have any questions related to public meetings, please email the City Administrator at
City Council and most Committees use GoToTraining for virtual meetings.

City Facility Building Protocol

  • All traffic is directed to the Public Works building.
  • Appointment needs and safety will be determined by the City Administrator, Police Chief, and the Mayor.
  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks when entering City facilities.
  • Public water fountains have been turned off
  • We want to keep our residents safe and our City Staff healthy.; Please understand that all handshakes and hugs will be limited during this time.
  • All court dates/schedules will be encourage to be virtual and some may need to be rescheduled.
  • PLEASE DO NOT bring any food to City Hall, or any City facility.
  • We encourage all payments to be made by mail, in the drop box, or by phone. We hope to limit the in-person interaction to reduce the spead of the virus.
  • All staff will wear a mask when interacting with residents.
  • Staff will begin to telework from home until Stage 5 is lifted or it is deemed safe to return to work. Limited staff will be in the building so we strongly encourage residents to call or set an appointment for help.
  • We will have a virtual meeting room in Public Works. Residents are able to virtually "meet" with staff if so requested.
  • Visitors will be encouraged to temperature check upon entering, and are again strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

Meeting with Staff - Virtual Until It is Safe

Residents who want to meet with staff, will be provided a QR code to virtually meet with staff. Those residents who does not have access to a camera is welcome to come into Public Works building and use a computer set up for this purpose.

Texas Case Counts

Local Health Clinics near Sunset Valley

The Current Global Situation