AUSTIN (KXAN) — As Austin-Travis County hits the threshold for Stage 5 COVID-19 risk based guidelines, officials are urging taking extra precautions, including getting tested.

The City of Austin says anyone with signs or symptoms of the virus should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.

Health officials also urge if you get tested, because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed, you should quarantine until results come in.

At two sites within Austin-Travis County, testing is available with or without an appointment. Scheduling one is recommended to save time, and you can do so online or by calling 311 or (512) 974-2000. Testing is free.

Find information on testing in Austin-Travis County