Public health information to help you with decision-making for your families and businesses…


EMERGENCY CARE in the area

Westlake Hospital has closed its emergency room. Find alternatives for emergency and urgent care in the area.(12/29/24)


RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES (COVID, RSV, Flu, Strep)

Texas no longer mandates reporting of COVID cases (4/1/24).  Texas no longer mandates reporting COVID hospitalizations (5/1/24).


OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH MONITORING  (APH) (CDC) (TxDSHS)

  • MPox (APH) confirmed cases 284 Travis County (9/15/23)
  • Opioid overdose dashboard (APH)
  • Kids’ Mental Health resources (APH)
  • West Nile Virus  May – November.  Mosquito precautions recommended. (APH).  Symptoms include headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash (CDC).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • FDA Recalls

PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES