March 15, 2020
Mozart’s is in receipt of the City of Austin Declaration of Disaster as executed on March 6th by Mayor Adler along
with the Declaration of State Disaster as issued and executed by Governor Abbott on March 13th.
Each Declaration explains that establishments – including Cafes like Mozarts – are expressly prohibited from hosting
or facilitating community gatherings of more than 250 persons from March 14th through May 1st.
The COVID-19 virus is contagious and can spread through person-to-person contact, especially in group settings and
the CDC recommends a community-wide approach to using “social distancing” to help prevent the spread of illness..
Mozart’s is committed to safe socializing with adequate social distancing available on our Cafe premises.
Each Disaster Declaration defines a Community Gathering as:
Any indoor or outdoor event that is likely to bring together 250 or more people at the same time in a single room or
other confined or enclosed space, such as an auditorium, theatre, stadium arena or event center, meeting hall,
conference center, large cafeteria, restaurant, nightclub/bar, or any other confined indoor or confined outdoor space.
Mozart’s has a confined interior space which provides seating for LESS THAN 250 persons.
Mozart’s has a series of un-confined exterior spaces where each of these un-confined spaces are safely
social distanced by, in most cases, a change in elevation, levels and grade of the property requiring stairs
which separate these unconfined areas by many feet.
Mozart’s has an un-confined exterior space where music, as part of the regular course of business rather
than an “event”, occurs in an area which provides seating for LESS THAN 250 persons.
Mozart’s is in compliance with the City of Austin and Travis County Health Department Health Authority
Order and Emergency Rules issued on March 13th where we, as a permitted establishment are required to:
A. Post Proper Hygiene Precautionary Flyers from the Health Authority
B. Make Available Hand Sanitizer in the Establishment to our Patrons
C. Clean Service Area Counters at least once every Hour
D. Promptly Dismiss from work employees who suffer from fevers at proscribed levels.
Are Outdoor Spaces Prohibited for Community Gatherings for more than 250 people?
An outdoor “Community Gathering” is expressly limited to events in confined outdoor spaces. Confined outdoor
spaces means enclosed by a fence, physical barrier, or other structure.
Mozart’s outdoor spaces are un-confined. Each of the unconfined areas at Mozart’s does not hold 250
people in a single-level or single space at the same time.
What is not considered a Community Gathering
These Orders do not prohibit gatherings of people in multiple, separate enclosed spaces including different floors
of a multi-level building, so long as 250 people are not present in any single space at the same time.
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78703