Pflugerville moves to Stage 5 COVID-19 risk level

Frontline workers received the COVID-19 vaccine during the five-day vaccination clinic that started on Dec. 26 at Hutto High School. (Courtesy: WCCHD)
Frontline workers received the COVID-19 vaccine during the five-day vaccination clinic that started on Dec. 26 at Hutto High School. (Courtesy: WCCHD)

Frontline workers received the COVID-19 vaccine during the five-day vaccination clinic that started on Dec. 26 at Hutto High School. (Courtesy: WCCHD)

As coronavirus cases continue to climb, Travis County moved to the highest COVID-19 community risk level, Stage 5, as ordered by the County Judge of Travis County, Andy Brown on Dec. 23.

According to Austin Public Health’s website, under the Stage 5 recommendations, all Travis County residents should avoid gatherings outside of their household and avoid dining or shopping unless it is essential. Businesses should also scale back to contactless options, such as curbside or delivery for restaurants.

The city of Pflugerville spokeswoman Maggie Holman said the community is asked to follow the APH guidelines and the Travis County judge’s order.

Stage 5 went into effect based on the rapidly increasing number of hospital admissions, cases, patients in the ICU, ventilator usage, positive test results and the seven-day case average in the county.

Pflugerville Public Library announced it will discontinue its curbside services on Dec. 26 until further notice. According to the Pflugerville Library Director Jennifer Coffey the library is ramping up remote offerings by increasing the number of eBook for all ages.


The eBooks include homework help for students and tutoring services. Every Pflugerville ISD student is provided a DigiT Card to access the library’s online options.

“It is never an easy decision to suspend library services and we are looking forward to the day when we can be fully open again,” said Coffey. “In the meantime, we will continue to look for new opportunities to serve the community and will consider keeping popular services like curbside, post-pandemic."