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.

Austin ISD Mandates Masks for Back to School
Austin ISD Mandates Masks for Back to School
Austin joins Texas districts in defying Abbott's COVID-19 orders

Aug. 12, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Adventures abound all the way up to Albuquerque

Aug. 6, 2021

Austin Officially Enters Stage 5, Highest Level of COVID Precautions
Austin Officially Enters Stage 5, Highest Level of COVID Precautions
Fully vaxxed? Mask up. And if you’re not? Get vaxxed already.

Aug. 5, 2021

We Have an Issue: Do Your Part. Get Vaccinated. Do It Now.
We Have an Issue: Do Your Part. Get Vaccinated. Do It Now.
Where to find the COVID vaccine in Austin

Aug. 5, 2021

Moving <i>In the Ether</i> With ARCOS Dance Company
Moving In the Ether With ARCOS Dance Company
Local dance troupe explores the interzone of real and virtual

Aug. 5, 2021

Musicians Get Sinking Feeling as Fall Festivals Loom and COVID Surges
Musicians Get Sinking Feeling as Fall Festivals Loom and COVID Surges
Will the beat go on? (Outside? Behind a mask?)

Aug. 5, 2021

Qmmunity: Austin Pride Week Returns
Qmmunity: Austin Pride Week Returns
Austin Pride organizers confirm events are moving forward as planned, strongly encourage attendees to mask up

Aug. 5, 2021

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
Are COVID masks still legally required?

Aug. 5, 2021

At Threshold of Stage Five COVID Precautions, ICU Bed Capacity Is Critically Low
At Threshold of Stage Five COVID Precautions, ICU Bed Capacity Is Critically Low
Health Authority Desmar Walkes: "We are running out of time"

July 30, 2021

As COVID Surges, AISD to Offer Virtual School
As COVID Surges, AISD to Offer Virtual School
Remote option for K-6 students too young for vaccine

July 29, 2021

Austin Reenters Stage 4 of COVID-19 Precautions
Austin Reenters Stage 4 of COVID-19 Precautions
Fully vaccinated residents should mask up, urge health officials

July 23, 2021

After 43 Years, Women &amp; Their Work Lands a Permanent Address
After 43 Years, Women & Their Work Lands a Permanent Address
The Austin arts organization had to search for two years, but it finally founded a home of its own

July 22, 2021

Public Notice: Masks Are Back!
Public Notice: Masks Are Back!
Plus: a November vote on pot decriminalization?

July 22, 2021

COVID Stage 4 “Imminent” as Delta Variant Looms
COVID Stage 4 “Imminent” as Delta Variant Looms
Austin Public Health reports troubling increases in new cases and hospitalizations

July 22, 2021

COVID Hospitalizations Are on the Rise Again in Central Texas
COVID Hospitalizations Are on the Rise Again in Central Texas
Find out where to get vaccinated right now, free of charge

July 15, 2021

Esther's Follies Returns to Lighten Austin's Post-Pandemic Load
Esther's Follies Returns to Lighten Austin's Post-Pandemic Load
Guess what long-running comedy troupe is vaccinated, back onstage, and ready to make the city laugh again

July 15, 2021

Summer Stock Austin Gets Fired Up to Go Back Onstage
Summer Stock Austin Gets Fired Up to Go Back Onstage
Cheer up with Bring It On: The Musical

July 15, 2021

Austin Looks for Routes Out of Its Homelessness Crisis
Austin Looks for Routes Out of Its Homelessness Crisis
Under pressure, the city experiments with fast and sustainable strategies

July 8, 2021

We Have an Issue: What’s Next for the Alamo Drafthouse
We Have an Issue: What’s Next for the Alamo Drafthouse
Also: Big changes at the Chronicle's Music Desk

July 1, 2021

After the Pandemic at the Alamo Drafthouse
After the Pandemic at the Alamo Drafthouse
New management, new owners: Can the Austin movie chain retain what made it special?

July 1, 2021

What Next for the Former Alamo Ritz Location?
What Next for the Former Alamo Ritz Location?
After the Alamo, an unclear future for the historic Downtown cinema

July 1, 2021

"Elements of Expression" at ICOSA Gallery
"Elements of Expression" at ICOSA Gallery
The artists of San Antonio's Clamp Light Studios take over the Austin gallery and take us to surprising new places

June 10, 2021

Bouldin Creek Cafe Holds Curbside Steady and Prepares for Return
Bouldin Creek Cafe Holds Curbside Steady and Prepares for Return
Leslie Martin's longtime vegan diner goes back to this future ASAP

June 10, 2021

New COVID Milestones, but the Same Message: Get Vaccinated
New COVID Milestones, but the Same Message: Get Vaccinated
Austin Public Health reflections on the road to herd immunity

June 10, 2021

<i>The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid</i> by Lawrence Wright
The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
In his account of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the New Yorker writer reports the killers are off the leash

June 3, 2021

Austin Schools Get COVID-19 Vaccines Into Arms
Austin Schools Get COVID-19 Vaccines Into Arms
Schools help promote vaccination while addressing community hesitancy

June 3, 2021

Forget Decorum:  Music Fans Holler Their Appreciation for the Symphony
Forget Decorum: Music Fans Holler Their Appreciation for the Symphony
And the classical music crowd goes wild

May 27, 2021

Two Music Critics Dive Back Into the Scene
Two Music Critics Dive Back Into the Scene
Raoul and Kevin hit the clubs for the first time in 14 months, and only one of them has a psychedelic freakout

May 27, 2021

A Film Critic Re-Emerges to Watch <i>In the Heights</i> the Way It Was Meant to Be Seen
A Film Critic Re-Emerges to Watch In the Heights the Way It Was Meant to Be Seen
After 424 days away from the movie theatre it's time to be alone in the dark again

May 27, 2021

Too Soon: The Case for Staying In
Too Soon: The Case for Staying In
"I like my personal bunker, and I'm not planning on leaving it"

May 27, 2021

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