Saturday, January 1, 2022

City of Austin Activates Cold Weather Shelter Plan

In response to an expected drop in temperatures in the Austin area, the City of Austin has activated our Cold Weather Shelter Plan for tonight, Jan. 1, 2022.

The City of Austin, in partnership with Travis County, Capital Metro, The Salvation Army, Front Steps, and other local service providers, activate this plan when expected temperatures are predicted to be at or below freezing.

The City does not publish the location of cold weather shelters. Individuals in need of assistance should report to the One Texas Center building, located at 505 Barton Springs Road between 6-8 p.m. The cold weather shelter locations are located offsite. Individuals seeking overnight shelter will be transported by buses provided by Capital Metro.  
Social distancing, masking, and other COVID-19 procedures will be in place for cold weather sheltering. Individuals will be required to undergo a health screening prior to being transported to the shelter locations.

For information and updates related to all hazards, monitor the City of Austin social media (@austintexasgov, @AustinHSEM) or visit

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