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.

For One Austinite When the Pandemic Closed the Border,  Uzbekistan Rolled Out the Welcome Mat
For One Austinite When the Pandemic Closed the Border, Uzbekistan Rolled Out the Welcome Mat
Jennifer Whiddon reflects on what it was like getting trapped abroad for six months

Dec. 23, 2020

COVID at AISD: Union Lodges Grievances as District Plays Hardball
COVID at AISD: Union Lodges Grievances as District Plays Hardball
Education Austin files over 100 grievances on behalf of teachers denied accommodations for spring semester

Dec. 23, 2020

A COVID-Cautious Christmas
A COVID-Cautious Christmas
Officials urge vigilance as more health workers receive vaccine

Dec. 23, 2020

Robert Faires' Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020
Robert Faires' Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020
Throughout 2020, performances and books seemed to contain messages about the year – its trials, its traumas, and its echoes in history

Dec. 17, 2020

Ten Key Moments in Austin's Year With the Coronavirus
Ten Key Moments in Austin's Year With the Coronavirus
The Plague Year

Dec. 17, 2020

Day Trips: Ten Ways the Pandemic Affected Daytrippers
Day Trips: Ten Ways the Pandemic Affected Daytrippers

Dec. 17, 2020

UT Health Austin Among First in Texas to Receive Pfizer Vaccine
UT Health Austin Among First in Texas to Receive Pfizer Vaccine
But health officials issue dire warning about current transmission rates

Dec. 17, 2020

First COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Austin
First COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Austin
UT Health Austin among first in Texas to receive Pfizer vaccine

Dec. 15, 2020

Council Recap: Clearing the Decks for 2021 in a City That Never Stops Growing
Council Recap: Clearing the Decks for 2021 in a City That Never Stops Growing
Zoning, housing, and COVID relief dominate year's final meeting

Dec. 11, 2020

Austin at Large: Yup, He Goofed! Now What?
Austin at Large: Yup, He Goofed! Now What?
For Austin’s own good, we may want to patch up that hole Steve Adler shot in his foot

Dec. 10, 2020

Scarce COVID Vaccine for Health Workers on Its Way to Austin
Scarce COVID Vaccine for Health Workers on Its Way to Austin
The Austin area should receive 13,650 initial doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week

Dec. 10, 2020

Volunteer Program May Help Teachers With COVID-19 Risks
Volunteer Program May Help Teachers With COVID-19 Risks
Union and district close to finalizing a program allowing more teachers at some campuses to stay home

Dec. 10, 2020

Sellers Underground Closes Permanently
Sellers Underground Closes Permanently
Downtown bar is Austin's second gay bar to close because of the pandemic

Dec. 7, 2020

Black Star Co-Op Talks Collaboration During COVID and 10 Years of Brewing
Black Star Co-Op Talks Collaboration During COVID and 10 Years of Brewing
The state of an Austin beer mainstay

Dec. 3, 2020

Council to Finalize Aid Programs for COVID-Hit Businesses
Council to Finalize Aid Programs for COVID-Hit Businesses
Ready for relief

Dec. 3, 2020

Austin Trail of Lights ... Through the Windshield
Austin Trail of Lights ... Through the Windshield
Zilker holiday tradition adapts to COVID-19 by embracing a drive-through experience

Dec. 3, 2020

High School Sophomore Fundraises to Feed Hungry Students
High School Sophomore Fundraises to Feed Hungry Students
Many students are especially food insecure during pandemic holidays

Nov. 25, 2020

Paramedic Amber Price Cares for Austin's Most Vulnerable Populations
Paramedic Amber Price Cares for Austin's Most Vulnerable Populations

Nov. 25, 2020

Dr. Mark Escott Has Been the Friendly Face of the City's Response to COVID-19
Dr. Mark Escott Has Been the Friendly Face of the City's Response to COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2020

Stage 4 Risk of COVID-19 Shapes Austin's Holiday
Stage 4 Risk of COVID-19 Shapes Austin's Holiday
No-virus November

Nov. 25, 2020

Amidst “Catastrophic Surge,” Austin Moves to Stage 4 of COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines
Amidst “Catastrophic Surge,” Austin Moves to Stage 4 of COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines
Escott: “We have reached another critical moment”

Nov. 19, 2020

Amid COVID-19 Spread, AISD Benchmarks Its Future
Amid COVID-19 Spread, AISD Benchmarks Its Future
District changes dozens of its performance measures

Nov. 19, 2020

COVID’s Toll on Texas Inmates Among the Worst in the Nation
COVID’s Toll on Texas Inmates Among the Worst in the Nation
LBJ School study details dismal infection, death rates

Nov. 17, 2020

Austin Record Stores Move the Needle on In-Person Shopping
Austin Record Stores Move the Needle on In-Person Shopping
You may now commence thumbing through the stacks again (provided you follow the new safety rules)

Nov. 12, 2020

<i>Chronicle</i> Wish List Open for 2020 Submissions
Chronicle Wish List Open for 2020 Submissions
Plus opportunities to give, receive help in November

Nov. 12, 2020

COVID-19 Comes Back Strong
COVID-19 Comes Back Strong
Vigilance urged lest pandemic overwhelm hospitals, holidays

Nov. 12, 2020

Active COVID-19 Cases in Austin Are Spiking Again
Active COVID-19 Cases in Austin Are Spiking Again
If you attended a Halloween party, you should get tested

Nov. 5, 2020

Face-to-Face Teaching Resumes at AISD Even as COVID-19 Cases Mount
Face-to-Face Teaching Resumes at AISD Even as COVID-19 Cases Mount
It's back-to-school week (take 3)

Nov. 5, 2020

Blue Lapis Light's <i>Beyond the Clouds</i>
Blue Lapis Light's Beyond the Clouds
This aerial dance company's production brought its dancers down to earth but still lifted us up

Oct. 29, 2020

Superintendent Says AISD Will Honor Staff Health Accommodations Through End of Year
Superintendent Says AISD Will Honor Staff Health Accommodations Through End of Year
Online or in person? AISD readies for "all of the above"

Oct. 29, 2020

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