COVID-19 Coverage

The scope and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is changing daily, and so are the plans of local venues and the city as a whole. Below you'll find the breadth of our coverage from show cancellations to city announcements to the latest vaccine news.

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
The stay at home order vs. the right to assembly (protest) and free speech

June 4, 2020

AISD Will Resume Classes in August, but What Will They Look Like?
AISD Will Resume Classes in August, but What Will They Look Like?
District mulls “blended approach” to reopening schools, schedules virtual conversations with parents, students, and staff

June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
Pools Reopen, but With New Rules
Expect temperature checks, required masks, and sign-ins when you return to city pools

June 4, 2020

What to Expect at Austin's Newly Reopened Pools
What to Expect at Austin's Newly Reopened Pools
New policies, fewer pools, and how to navigate them

June 2, 2020

Austin Reopens Some Public Services and Private Businesses
Austin Reopens Some Public Services and Private Businesses
Here's what you need to know before you head out

May 30, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Get ready for summer with Texas beaches and Texas peaches

May 29, 2020

A Rough Start to Summer for Austin’s Beloved Pools
A Rough Start to Summer for Austin’s Beloved Pools
Can we swim yet?

May 28, 2020

With Theatres Closed, Austinites Create Their Own Backyard Cinemas
With Theatres Closed, Austinites Create Their Own Backyard Cinemas
Get a big-screen experience for your small group

May 28, 2020

Opinion: Parks Have Been our Refuge During the Pandemic. Using Them Responsibly Is the Only Way to Keep Them Open.
Opinion: Parks Have Been our Refuge During the Pandemic. Using Them Responsibly Is the Only Way to Keep Them Open.
The CEO of Austin Parks Foundation asks you to respect our green space and the PARD staff working to maintain it

May 28, 2020

Public Notice: Please, Can We Reopen Our Economy for Real?
Public Notice: Please, Can We Reopen Our Economy for Real?
“Open Texas” doesn’t go nearly far enough

May 28, 2020

More Help for Survivors During COVID Crisis
More Help for Survivors During COVID Crisis
Council approves $800,000 in RISE funding to Survive2Thrive

May 28, 2020

As Bars Go Wild, Austin Prepares for Inevitable Second Wave
As Bars Go Wild, Austin Prepares for Inevitable Second Wave
Miss the coronavirus? It'll be back!

May 28, 2020

Healthy Streets Program's Partial Closures Give Nondrivers Room
Healthy Streets Program's Partial Closures Give Nondrivers Room
Share the streets

May 28, 2020

Council Recap: Strategies for Keeping Austin Workers Safe
Council Recap: Strategies for Keeping Austin Workers Safe
City Council tackles reopenings, relief funds, and more

May 22, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Texas travel updates as of Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2020

We Have an Issue: Stages and Phases
We Have an Issue: Stages and Phases
In this week’s issue, a closer look at what the reopening of Texas entails

May 21, 2020

Knowledge Is Power as Nursing Homes Combat COVID-19
Knowledge Is Power as Nursing Homes Combat COVID-19
There’s a lot we don’t know about the pandemics’s toll in care centers, but what we do know is bad

May 21, 2020

Foxtail Supper Club Adds Camaraderie to Your Socially Distanced Dinner Table
Foxtail Supper Club Adds Camaraderie to Your Socially Distanced Dinner Table
Share a meal with friends in separate homes

May 21, 2020

Austin At Large: Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold
Austin At Large: Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold
The coronavirus works for free and cares not about its approval rating

May 21, 2020

Austin City Council Wants to Help Workers Put Their Health First
Austin City Council Wants to Help Workers Put Their Health First
Sick? Stay home.

May 21, 2020

Climbing Infections Be Damned, Phase 2 of the "Open Texas" Plan Begins
Climbing Infections Be Damned, Phase 2 of the "Open Texas" Plan Begins
Greg Abbott hits the gas, tries to outrun virus

May 21, 2020

City of Austin Releases COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines
City of Austin Releases COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines
Understanding stages of risk and how to adjust your behavior

May 21, 2020

City Plans to Spend $270 Million in COVID-19 Relief
City Plans to Spend $270 Million in COVID-19 Relief
Clock is ticking to allocate anticipated federal funding

May 21, 2020

Federal Judge Legalizes Texas Vote-by-Mail
Federal Judge Legalizes Texas Vote-by-Mail
Broad ruling says all Texas voters may request mail ballots

May 21, 2020

Great Demand, Greater Expectations for AISD
Great Demand, Greater Expectations for AISD
Timeline set for superintendent search

May 21, 2020

How One Hair Salon Is Getting Back to Neon-Colored Business
How One Hair Salon Is Getting Back to Neon-Colored Business
Shell Vega of Urban Hair weighs her options

May 21, 2020

Sky Cinemas Closes
Sky Cinemas Closes
Dripping Springs theatre forced out over rent during shutdown

May 18, 2020

The Legacy of BT2 and Beyond
The Legacy of BT2 and Beyond
Owners recall 30-plus years in Austin gay bar business

May 16, 2020

Public Notice: Cruz (Out of) Control
Public Notice: Cruz (Out of) Control
Whose well-being does the junior senator have at heart?

May 14, 2020

For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
Criminal justice advocates warn of outbreaks behind bars

May 14, 2020

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