We’re tracking local COVID data and other public health information to help you with decision-making for your families and businesses.

COVID 19 Coronavirus



  • Heat
    • Excessive Heat Watch means the risk of a heat wave has increased, but the occurrence and timing are still uncertain. It’s time to prepare.
    • Excessive Heat Warning means conditions can lead to serious illness (temperature is 105+ and heat index is 113+).
    • Heat alerts can be found at the National Weather Service or sign up for alerts.
    • Wildfire tracking map
  • Opioid overdose dashboard (APH)
  • Kids’ Mental Health resources (APH)
  • West Nile Virus  May – November.  Mosquito precautions recommended. (APH) The first positive pool of disease-carrying mosquitoes has been identified for 2023. Symptoms include headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. Serious disease is more likely in vulnerable populations.
    • Infected mosquitoes have been found in 12 zip codes (not 78733 or 78746). One person in Travis County has died. Protect yourself by draining standing water, using insect repellent, and wearing long sleeves and pants near mosquitoes. (APH 9/29) NEW
  • Flu season  October – May (APH)
  • MPox (APH) confirmed cases 284 Travis County (9/9/23)
  • Harmful algae Mats of algae continue to be present throughout the Austin area in creeks, near springs and at all regular monitoring sites on Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin. Assume that all algae may be toxic and avoid it.  More info  (8/17/23)
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Fall and Winter; cold-like, but can be very serious in children and older adults (CDC)
  • STREP The CDC is noting an increase in Group A Strep infections which can cause a variety of diseases. (CDC)
  • FDA Recalls