AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- As the holidays approach, Austin-Travis County health officials announced the community has re-entered stage 4 of the the COVID-19 risk-based guidelines.
Dr. Mark Escott, the Austin-Travis County interim health authority, said this means all community members should avoid holiday gatherings and all high-risk individuals should stay at home as much as possible.
The guidelines include recommendations for those at high risk of having severe symptoms if they contract COVID-19. They range from Stage 1, which calls for minimum restrictions, to Stage 5, which recommends the toughest restrictions.
Under the renewed Stage 4 guidelines:
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