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.

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

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

July 2, 2020

Pandemic Production: Justin Kirchhoff, Director/Director of Photography
Justin Kirchhoff, Director/DP
“If you're not comfortable wearing a mask, you won't be on set."

July 2, 2020

Alamo Drafthouse Lays Off Furloughed Staff
Alamo Drafthouse Lays Off Furloughed Staff
88 staff reported to have lost their jobs in massive cuts

July 1, 2020

Police Association Accuses Protesters of Giving Cops COVID-19
Police Association Accuses Protesters of Giving Cops COVID-19
So here’s a photo gallery of officers not wearing masks at protests

July 1, 2020

ACL Festival Cancels 2020 Event
ACL Festival Cancels 2020 Event
Citing safety concerns, organizers look forward to 2021

July 1, 2020

Miss Lavelle White Says “Keep Your Mask On”
Miss Lavelle White Says “Keep Your Mask On”
“Please, do it for me!” implores veteran R&B vocalist

June 30, 2020

Coming Attractions
Coming Attractions
Our guide to which Austin-area cinemas (may) re-open in July

June 30, 2020

Amid COVID Surge, City of Austin to Close City Parks, Barton Springs Pool
Amid COVID Surge, City of Austin to Close City Parks, Barton Springs Pool
Officials fear holiday weekend will give virus a transmission boost

June 29, 2020

Abbott Orders Bars Closed, Restaurant Capacity Dropped
Abbott Orders Bars Closed, Restaurant Capacity Dropped
Governor reverses reopening plan as COVID-19 cases surge in Texas

June 26, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: June Travel Updates
Day Trips & Beyond: June Travel Updates
Safe daytripping as coronavirus continues

June 26, 2020

Rooster Teeth Cancels RTX 2020
Rooster Teeth Cancels RTX 2020
After initial rescheduling, fan event returns in 2021

June 25, 2020

Robert Rodriguez Filming <i>Hypnotic</i> in July in Austin
Robert Rodriguez Filming Hypnotic in July in Austin
Hitchcockian thriller starring Ben Affleck moves from California

June 25, 2020

COVID-19 Confirmed at Taylor's ICE Detention Center
COVID-19 Confirmed at Taylor's ICE Detention Center
Still risking their lives

June 25, 2020

COVID-19: Mask Yourself. It’s the Law. (For Real.)
COVID-19: Mask Yourself. It’s the Law. (For Real.)
Masking and distancing now mandatory for all Austin businesses through Aug. 15

June 25, 2020

Drafthouse Announces Mandatory Masks, But No Opening Date
Drafthouse Announces Mandatory Masks, But No Opening Date
Alamo policy comes as AMC reverses course

June 19, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Water Park Updates From Around the State
Water Park Updates From Around the State
Daytripping in the age of a pandemic

June 19, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott Reverses Course on Face Masks
Gov. Greg Abbott Reverses Course on Face Masks
COVID-19 roars back and Abbott fails to lead ... again

June 19, 2020

We Have an Issue: If Dog Rabbit
We Have an Issue: If Dog Rabbit
Why taking the long view is essential to curbing COVID-19's spread

June 18, 2020

Austin Symphony Orchestra Keeps Playing From Beyond the Stage
Austin Symphony Orchestra Keeps Playing From Beyond the Stage
For the second time in its 109-year history, the ASO weathers a global pandemic

June 18, 2020

Austin at Large: The Way to Safety
Austin at Large: The Way to Safety
The cops are useless against COVID. But they have all the money.

June 18, 2020

As COVID Spikes, Austinites Implored to Make Good Choices
As COVID Spikes, Austinites Implored to Make Good Choices
Again, we must part

June 18, 2020

Texas Democrats Take Vote by Mail to the U.S. Supremes
Texas Democrats Take Vote by Mail to the U.S. Supremes
Texas Democratic Party and three under-65 voters ask Court to extend VBM to all Texas voters

June 18, 2020

ACL Live Postpones Fourth of July Concert Days After Announcement
ACL Live Postpones Fourth of July Concert Days After Announcement
Five-stage fest called off as Austin moves into Stage 4 Alert

June 17, 2020

Austin Pride Postpones Its 2020 Celebration for a Year
Austin Pride Postpones Its 2020 Celebration for a Year
LGBTQ org promises to be "Bigger. Better. Bolder" in 2021

June 16, 2020

With COVID-19 Cases Surging, City Moves to Stage 4 Alert
With COVID-19 Cases Surging, City Moves to Stage 4 Alert
Officials urge Austinites to "flatten the curve again"

June 15, 2020

City, County Officials Warn COVID-19 Is Surging
City, County Officials Warn COVID-19 Is Surging
Austin Public Health: "We have the ability to change this"

June 11, 2020

Austin Asian American Film Festival Goes Online
Austin Asian American Film Festival Goes Online
Celebration of shorts

June 11, 2020

Public Notice: You Know Things Are Bad When ...
Public Notice: You Know Things Are Bad When ...
Part 47 in a long series

June 11, 2020

IPic Will Be Second Austin Cinema to Reopen
IPic Will Be Second Austin Cinema to Reopen
Local branch of luxury chain firing up starting June 11

June 9, 2020

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