The Texas capitol is back in Stage 4 of its COVID risk-based guidelines. Austin residents are recommended to wear masks at all times indoors. That includes those who have been vaccinated.
Those who have not received the shot are asked not to gather at all, with only essentials trips made. The seven-day average for hospitalizations there has increased by over 203 percent. There is not a mask mandate. Those have been outlawed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.