As of 7/23, Austin has moved back into stage 4 of their COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines. Since the beginning of the month, we’ve seen a sharp increase in cases, hospitalizations, testing positivity rate, and really all metrics around the spread of COVID. Latest research is finding vaccines provide less protection against new variants than originally thought (study findings range from 39-64% effective against delta for Pfizer, but still needs more research).
With this in mind and in accordance to APH’s recommendations, we are returning to mandatory masking at Asmbly effective today. I won’t have a chance to come by the space to update signage until the weekend, but if there is someone willing to help with that please message me so we can coordinate.
Dashboards for city data here