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.

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Filmmakers
How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Filmmakers
Two filmmakers mourn the big break that didn’t happen

March 12, 2020

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Poster Artists
How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Poster Artists
With gallery shows and Flatstock shuttered, artists look to online to get their posters seen

March 12, 2020

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted the Hideout Theatre
How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted the Hideout Theatre
Comedy theatre mulls the corporate cash influx and concession sales that went away

March 12, 2020

SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Grassroots Austin Music Businesses
SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Grassroots Austin Music Businesses
Coronavirus shutdown impacts all levels of Austin music

March 12, 2020

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Tso Chinese Delivery
How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted Tso Chinese Delivery
Catering orders dropped, and anxiety over anti-Asian fears impacting restaurants nationwide

March 12, 2020

New Rules on Mass Gatherings in Austin
New Rules on Mass Gatherings in Austin
Checklist developed to assess risk levels associated with public events

March 12, 2020

ATX6 Makes It to Asia and Back All in One Piece
ATX6 Makes It to Asia and Back All in One Piece
Local music ambassadors “made it in and out just in time”

March 11, 2020

SXSW Lays Off Some 50 Employees After Cancellation of 2020 Festival
SXSW Lays Off Some 50 Employees After Cancellation of 2020 Festival
Senior source says it was the only way to “stop the bleeding”

March 9, 2020

SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Austin’s Grassroots Music Businesses
SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Austin’s Grassroots Music Businesses
Coronavirus shutdown impacts all levels of Austin music

March 6, 2020

SXSW Cancellation Not Covered by Insurance
SXSW Cancellation Not Covered by Insurance
Communicable diseases, viruses, and pandemics not part of policy

March 6, 2020

City of Austin Announces Press Conference on COVID-19 and Spring Festival Events
City of Austin Announces Press Conference on COVID-19 and Spring Festival Events
City and County leaders to address SXSW concerns & more at 3:30pm

March 6, 2020

We Have an Issue: Wash Your Damn Hands
We Have an Issue: Wash Your Damn Hands
On SXSW, and coronavirus, and SXSW and coronavirus

March 5, 2020

The Luv Doc: Wash Your Hands
The Luv Doc: Wash Your Hands
The Luv Doc touches his face about a thousand times a day

March 5, 2020

Officials Express Concern, Not Fear, as Austin Events Face Possible Spread of Coronavirus
Officials Express Concern, Not Fear, of Possible Coronavirus
Austin Public Health delivers update on Travis County preparedness

March 4, 2020

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