Travis County adds 183 new coronavirus cases, updates gathering restrictions

Outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more are now prohibited except as permitted by state orders. (Community Impact staff)
Outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more are now prohibited except as permitted by state orders. (Community Impact staff)

Outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more are now prohibited except as permitted by state orders. (Community Impact staff)

Travis County reported 183 new coronavirus cases June 25 and announced new county restrictions on gatherings and get-togethers through July 10.

According to the updated county order issued by Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe, outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more are now prohibited except as permitted by orders issued by Gov. Greg Abbott.


The order also states that county residents should avoid socializing in groups of 10 people or greater who are not part of the same household.

Certain large gatherings are still permissible under state orders, including at sporting events, swimming pools, museums and other similar attractions.

Overall, the county has seen a total of 7,097 coronavirus cases, with 116 deaths and 5,076 estimated recoveries.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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