AUSTIN, Texas – Officials in Lakeway say as many as 300 teenagers may have been exposed to COVID-19 after attending a “pong party” in western Travis County last weekend.

What You Need To Know

  • Exposed while attending a party on June 20

  • Mayor says most attendees were high school students

  • Officials asking teens to isolate and get tested

According to a news release from Austin Public Health and the City of Lakeway, some of the high school party-goers had been tested for the novel coronavirus before the party but didn’t receive their results until later.

Now government officials say anyone that was at the party needs to get tested for the virus:

“The virus often hides in the healthy and is given to those who are at grave risk of being hospitalized or dying. While younger people have less risk for complications, they are not immune to severe illness and death from COVID-19,” read the news release.



Officials are also asking that as party-goers get tested, they not wait to isolate until they have their results. They want anyone who has symptoms or believes they came in contact with one of the individuals that tested positive to self-isolate right away.

Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox said in a Facebook Live video on Thursday that because of the party, the case load in the area is likely to increase.

Cox said Austin Public Health is conducting the contact tracing for people that attended.

“If you attended, please isolate and get tested,” said Cox in the video.

Click here for information on information for testing happening in Lakeway on Saturday, June 27.