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Traveling from a City that has issued a Shelter-in-place order

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So the City of Austin has a Shelter-in-place Order to go in effect tonight at midnight.  I have a flight in the next 36 hours.  The order prohibits non-essential travel in the city.  From what I can tell this would prohibit me from traveling from my residency to the airport.  Is that true?

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Re: Traveling from a City that has issued a Shelter-in-place order

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No, that is not true.

 

The question is "do you have a valid reason to fly?" If you do, you have a valid reason to get to the airport.

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Re: Traveling from a City that has issued a Shelter-in-place order

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I too am in Austin and my take is as above; if you have a valid pressing reason to fly, go. The airlines are open and operating as per the rules they can stay open.