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.

It’s Easier to Keep Austin Fed With a Kitchen
It’s Easier to Keep Austin Fed With a Kitchen
Local nonprofit fed thousands; needs a more permanent kitchen space

July 27, 2020

ATX Free Fridge Project Pops Up Outside Nixta Taqueria
ATX Free Fridge Project Pops Up Outside Nixta Taqueria
Free community groceries for food insecure neighborhoods

July 27, 2020

A Budget Forged in Crisis Looks Toward Long-Term Opportunities
A Budget Forged in Crisis Looks Toward Long-Term Opportunities
Resilience, rethinking, recovery

July 23, 2020

Q&A With City Manager Spencer Cronk
Q&A With City Manager Spencer Cronk
In his first sit-down interview with the Chronicle, Austin's CM discusses public safety, the budget, and next steps

July 23, 2020

Qmmunity: What a Weekend for Austin Drag and Cabaret
Qmmunity: What a Weekend for Austin Drag and Cabaret
Die Felicia, Fat Bottom Cabaret, and Bulimianne Rhapsody make magic with digital showcases

July 23, 2020

The Case of Michael Hickson Highlights Legal and Ethical Issues Around Who Receives Treatment During a Pandemic
The Case of Michael Hickson Highlights Legal and Ethical Issues Around Who Receives Treatment During a Pandemic
Who makes end-of-life decisions?

July 23, 2020

The Postponement of "Deborah Roberts: I'm" Let the Artist Make More Timely Art
The Postponement of "Deborah Roberts: I'm" Let the Artist Make More Timely Art
A pandemic delay allows Deborah Roberts to meet the moment in her upcoming show at the Contemporary Austin

July 23, 2020

Qmmunity: What Lies on the Queer Horizon
Qmmunity: What Lies on the Queer Horizon
Plus, a voguing masterclass, digital drag, and more

July 16, 2020

Day Trips: Potty Breaks
Day Trips: Potty Breaks
Alternatives to public restrooms when traveling

July 16, 2020

Mental Health Crisis Plan Still Lags Behind Austin’s Needs
Mental Health Crisis Plan Still Lags Behind Austin’s Needs
Trying to change how the emergency response apparatus handles mental health calls

July 16, 2020

Advocacy Group Pushes Back at UT's Reopening Strategy
Advocacy Group Pushes Back at UT's Reopening Strategy
UT grad students: COVID-19 plans are "inadequate" and "dangerous"

July 16, 2020

Enlisting Robots in the Battle Against COVID
Enlisting Robots in the Battle Against COVID
An Austin robotics company receives CARES Act funding to partially automate COVID-19 testing

July 16, 2020

Local Couple Provides Red Beans and Rice to a Hungry Community
Local Couple Provides Red Beans and Rice to a Hungry Community
Maris Clegg and Chris Cubas offer some community nourishment

July 9, 2020

COVID-19 CODE RED: Austin Moves Into Crisis Mode
COVID-19 CODE RED: Austin Moves Into Crisis Mode
Austin Public Health: "We are in a very dangerous situation in Texas"

July 9, 2020

AGLIFF Presses Play on <i>The Capote Tapes</i>
AGLIFF Presses Play on The Capote Tapes
LGBTQIA+ film festival announces online lineup for 2020

July 8, 2020

Fantastic Fest Canceled For 2020
Fantastic Fest Canceled For 2020
Alamo's genre festival hopes to be back in 2021

July 7, 2020

How to Enjoy the Fourth of July Safely, Responsibly, and Lawfully in Austin
How to Enjoy the Fourth of July Safely, Responsibly, and Lawfully in Austin
City issues a reminder of what is allowed under local and state orders

July 3, 2020

Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks in Public
Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks in Public
There are a few exceptions to the rule

July 2, 2020

We Have an Issue: Ready to Roll?
We Have an Issue: Ready to Roll?
The film industry prepares to reopen during a pandemic. Plus: How to be a true patriot this Fourth of July.

July 2, 2020

Robert Rodriguez Brings His Next Project Back to Austin to Trailblaze Safe Production Protocols
Robert Rodriguez Brings His Next Project Back to Austin to Trailblaze Safe Production Protocols
Troublemaking in the time of pandemic

July 2, 2020

Austin’s Downtown Bar Scene Rides a Malfunctioning Roller Coaster
Austin’s Downtown Bar Scene Rides a Malfunctioning Roller Coaster
Local business owners attempt to navigate an impossible situation

July 2, 2020

Nursing-Home Families Want Answers as COVID Comes Back
Nursing-Home Families Want Answers as COVID Comes Back
Still seeking safety as the data remains unclear

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
A Primer on the Texas Guidelines for Film Production in a Pandemic
The ABCs of lockdown filmmaking

July 2, 2020

Right Now, COVID-19 Is “Spreading Quickly in an Uncontrolled Fashion”
Right Now, COVID-19 Is “Spreading Quickly in an Uncontrolled Fashion”
All of a sudden, is it too late?

July 2, 2020

Pandemic Production: Yvonne Boudreaux, Art Director
Yvonne Boudreaux, Art Director
“The plan is to get a plan”

July 2, 2020

Public Notice: Pushing Our Limits
Public Notice: Pushing Our Limits
Time to take COVID matters into our own hands

July 2, 2020

Pandemic Production: Karen Wacker, Producer
Karen Wacker, Producer
“It’s not fun telling a whole bunch of people that they’re not going to be working for a long time”

July 2, 2020

Pandemic Production: Meredith Johns, FX Artist
Meredith Johns, FX Artist
“Grab what you need from the trailer, we don’t know when we’re coming back”

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
Child custody & COVID-19

July 2, 2020

ACC Is Almost Entirely Online and Students Are Enrolling in Droves
ACC Is Almost Entirely Online and Students Are Enrolling in Droves
Start here. Stay home?

July 2, 2020

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