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.

MASS Gallery Sends Exquisite Corpses Through the Mail
MASS Gallery Sends Exquisite Corpses Through the Mail
The Austin artspace gets downright surreal with the USPS for its current exhibition

Oct. 22, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-October Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-October Roundup
Travel news from around Texas and beyond

Oct. 17, 2020

AISD, Union Still at Odds Over In-Person Teaching
AISD, Union Still at Odds Over In-Person Teaching
Employees look for creative solutions, but have yet to see any

Oct. 15, 2020

Zero Waste, Black-Owned Startup Nurtures Community One Plant at a Time
Zero Waste, Black-Owned Startup Nurtures Community One Plant at a Time
Black Lives Veggies plants seeds of change

Oct. 8, 2020

City Council District 4: A Council Veteran Seeks Transformation
D4: A Council Veteran Seeks Transformation
Incumbent Greg Casar looks to continue reimagining public safety if reelected to third term

Oct. 8, 2020

AISD Students Can Learn From Home. Teachers Have Fewer Options.
AISD Students Can Learn From Home. Teachers Have Fewer Options.
Big mess on campus

Oct. 8, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: October Travel Updates
Day Trips & Beyond: October Travel Updates
A true beer cave softens the blow of pandemic cancellations

Oct. 1, 2020

Stressed Out? Let Your Freak-Out Flag Fly!
Stressed Out? Let Your Freak-Out Flag Fly!
Making stress into a friend instead of a foe

Oct. 1, 2020

Council Preview: City Finds $15 Million to Help Struggling Businesses
Council Preview: City Finds $15 Million to Help Struggling Businesses
Three programs designed to assist economic sectors forced to close early in the pandemic

Oct. 1, 2020

For Many AISD Teachers, It's Career vs. Family
For Many AISD Teachers, It's Career vs. Family
AISD forces reluctant teachers to return to campus

Oct. 1, 2020

Hundreds of AISD Teachers May Refuse to Report to Campus for In-Person Classes
Hundreds of AISD Teachers May Refuse to Report to Campus for In-Person Classes
Education Austin organizes action in response to schools reopening

Sept. 30, 2020

Austin Resources for Those Experiencing Income Loss Due to COVID-19
Austin Resources for Those Experiencing Income Loss Due to COVID-19
Efforts to help Austinites struggling to make rent or pay bills

Sept. 25, 2020

All the Neighborhood's a Stage in the Drive-Through <i>Vortex Odyssey</i>
All the Neighborhood's a Stage in the Drive-Through Vortex Odyssey
The Vortex keeps things safe, sacred, and mythically provocative in their newest stage spectacle

Sept. 24, 2020

About That AISD Waiver
About That AISD Waiver
Following backlash, confusion, district will seek TEA waiver to extend virtual learning, phase in classroom instruction after Oct. 5

Sept. 24, 2020

Vortex vs. Coronavirus: The Shows Really <i>Do</i> Go On
Vortex vs. Coronavirus: The Shows Really Do Go On
Melissa Vogt explains the how and the why

Sept. 24, 2020

Austin Teen’s Small Business Raises Funds for COVID-19 Relief
Austin Teen’s Small Business Raises Funds for COVID-19 Relief
nutssosweet goes from Jennifer Fang's kitchen to your snack drawer

Sept. 21, 2020

City Council Approves SAVES Resolution to Rescue Venues, Bars, Restaurants
City Council Approves SAVES Resolution to Rescue Venues, Bars, Restaurants
City will explore potential funding sources for struggling sectors

Sept. 18, 2020

Abbott Reopening Plan Allows Businesses, Including Restaurants, to Increase Capacity to 75%
Abbott Reopening Plan Allows Businesses, Including Restaurants, to Increase Capacity to 75%
Bars, except those adapted to be restaurants, remain closed

Sept. 17, 2020

We Have an Issue: “The Light That’s Leaving”
We Have an Issue: “The Light That’s Leaving”
On Bill Callahan’s likably melancholy new record, and another month of painful closures of Austin fixtures

Sept. 17, 2020

The Future of Mother’s Cafe Is Pending
The Future of Mother’s Cafe Is Pending
The vegetarian institution could permanently close in October

Sept. 17, 2020

24-Texas Teachers Talk of “Trauma” at TribFest
24-Texas Teachers Talk of “Trauma” at TribFest
Educators discuss the challenges of reopening schools, TEA head defends decision to administer STAAR tests

Sept. 17, 2020

I Luv Video  Closes ... So What Next?
I Luv Video Closes ... So What Next?
Owner/founder Conrad Bejarano on saving Austin's culture

Sept. 16, 2020

MugShots Bar Announces Permanent Closure
MugShots Bar Announces Permanent Closure
Beloved dive bar was a Downtown mainstay since 2002

Sept. 13, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-September Travel Updates
Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-September Travel Updates
Travel news from around Texas and beyond

Sept. 10, 2020

Council: Cash on Hand
Council: Cash on Hand
City’s RISE and RENT funds ready to deliver relief

Sept. 10, 2020

The Forces Drawing ACC Students Back to Campus Despite Pandemic Uncertainty
The Forces Drawing ACC Students Back to Campus Despite Pandemic Uncertainty
“We’re trying to juggle it all”

Sept. 10, 2020

Stay the COVID Course
Stay the COVID Course
Six months in, focus remains on Latinx health

Sept. 10, 2020

How to Climb a Minnow Mountain
How to Climb a Minnow Mountain
The Austin animation studio resurrecting Rotoscoping with Richard Linklater

Sept. 3, 2020

Two UT-Austin Students Living on Campus Test Positive for COVID-19
Two UT-Austin Students Living on Campus Test Positive for COVID-19
31 students, faculty, and staff have tested positive or self-reported positive results since students started moving into dorms

Sept. 3, 2020

AISD Readies for School, Sports, Elections, and Red Ink
AISD Readies for School, Sports, Elections, and Red Ink
Students go back to class and sports Sept. 8 and more district news

Sept. 3, 2020

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