GALLERY: 19 photos of Round Rock while residents are ordered to stay at home

El Taquito, located at 130 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock, is offering drive-thru, delivery and takeout, including margaritas to go. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
El Taquito, located at 130 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock, is offering drive-thru, delivery and takeout, including margaritas to go. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

El Taquito, located at 130 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock, is offering drive-thru, delivery and takeout, including margaritas to go. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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A woman wearing a cloth mask and latex gloves sits in front of Lamppost Coffee in Round Rock. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Summer Moon Coffee, located at 200 University Blvd., Ste. 110, Round Rock, has temporarily closed the dine-in portion of the coffee shop. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Area stores, including Lowes in Round Rock, have installed signage to encourage shoppers to practice social distancing. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Cover 3, located at 2800 N. I-35, Ste. 200, Round Rock, is offering curbside pickup amid coronavirus restrictions. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A yard sign states "heroes work here" outside of St. David's Round Rock Medical Center. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Target employees have placed markers 6 feet apart at the checkout line to reinforce social distancing. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Gas prices throughout the region have dipped over the past several weeks. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Atop a decorative sign inside the coffee shop, Summer Moon staff added a handwritten note reminding customers to take their beverages to go. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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As health guidelines around wearing masks in public have shifted over recent days, shoppers don cloth face protection. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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In addition to counter service takeout options, customers can order online and pick up their purchase curbside at Summer Moon. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A single can of diced tomatoes sits on the canned vegetable isle at Target in Round Rock. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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While area trails and green spaces remain open, some playground equipment has been roped off in an effort to prevent the spread of germs. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Jack Allen's Kitchen is temporarily closed through at least May 11, according to staff. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Some Round Rock restaurants have gone cashless in effort to minimize the spread of germs amid the global pandemic. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Gyms, salons, tattoo and piercing studios and similar establishments have been ordered to close temporarily, by Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The parking lot in front of Cinemark 14 at 4401 N. I-35, Ste. 3000, Round Rock, is empty. The movie theater is temporarily closed due to coronavirus concerns. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Lowes staff have placed markers 6 feet apart at the checkout line to reinforce social distancing. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dennis Burky and Will Santoliquido, owners of Round Rock Barber Shop, announced March 24 a temporary closure of their barber shop "until further notice." Located at 301 N. Mays St., Round Rock Barber Shop is one of a number of small businesses forced to temporarily shutter following state and county orders. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Six months after opening a Round Rock location, Summer Moon Coffee appears at first glance to have closed. The coffee shop's bright yellow chairs are stacked by the windows at 1 p.m. on a Monday afternoon. But the lights are on inside, music is playing, and baristas are making drinks behind the counter.

Amid coronavirus-related restrictions, which have required a temporary closure of all dine-in portions of restaurants and cafes, Summer Moon is still offering beverages and baked goods to go.

In fact, many Round Rock cafes, restaurants, grocery stores and hardware stores are still in business, though they are not quite at business as usual following a March 24 "Stay Safe Stay Home" order issued by Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell. The order temporarily shuttered gyms, bars and dine-in areas of restaurants. Further, it stated that individuals should only leave their homes for essential trips to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order regarding the state's response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on March 31. Texans are expected to limit the number of actions that could expose them to COVID-19 while still allowing for essential actions such as grocery shopping, Abbott said in the order, which will remain in place through April 30.

With Round Rock residents working, studying and staying put within their homes, here is a photo gallery that gives a snapshot of what the city looks like with the countywide and statewide orders in effect.


Brian Rash and Ali Linan contributed to this report.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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