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.

Elizalde Bails Out of Austin ISD, And There Was Much Rejoicing (And Great Anxiety)
Elizalde Bails Out of Austin ISD, And There Was Much Rejoicing (And Great Anxiety)
Short-time superintendent leaves budget, morale crises behind

May 22, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Gary Keller Now Owns West Austin's One World Theatre
Faster Than Sound: Gary Keller Now Owns West Austin's One World Theatre
Austin music benefactor adds One World to real estate portfolio, alongside Saxon Pub

March 31, 2022

Free Acupuncture for Weary ER & ICU Staff
Free Acupuncture for Weary ER & ICU Staff
Doctors, nurses and receptionists from St. David’s get treatments on the house

March 24, 2022

Blood Donations Are Needed, Here Are Some Tips for First-Timers
Blood Donations Are Needed, Here Are Some Tips for First-Timers
Since the start of the pandemic, donations have decreased 10%

Jan. 29, 2022

COVID-19 Coverage
Restaurant Reviews Are Back! (But It's Complicated.)
A little insight into how we're judging restaurants these days

Jan. 20, 2022

New COVID Orders for Businesses Now in Effect
New COVID Orders for Businesses Now in Effect
Businesses now required to post signage explaining health prevention measures

Jan. 20, 2022

Two Candidates Remain in the Hunt to Lead Austin EMS
Two Candidates Remain in the Hunt to Lead Austin EMS
Hail to the chiefs

Jan. 20, 2022

ZACH Theatre Announces Schedule Changes to Its 2021-22 Season
ZACH Theatre Announces Schedule Changes to Its 2021-22 Season
Rocky Horror makes ZACH debut, Cat in the Hat delayed

Jan. 18, 2022

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for Austin Music Disaster Relief Grants
Applications Are Now Being Accepted for Austin Music Disaster Relief Grants
Find out more and apply by January 28

Jan. 18, 2022

AISD Tells Parents, Teachers: Keep Calm and Omicr-On
AISD Tells Parents, Teachers: Keep Calm and Omicr-On
Amidst classroom outbreaks, in-person learning continues

Jan. 13, 2022

EMS Staffing Shortage Nears Crisis Point
EMS Staffing Shortage Nears Crisis Point
Ongoing staffing shortage worsens with Omicron surge

Jan. 13, 2022

Via 313 Workers Protest for COVID, Employment Protections
Via 313 Workers Protest for COVID, Employment Protections
Staff claim management suspended them following petition

Jan. 9, 2022

Austin Enters Stage 5 of COVID Risk Guidelines
Austin Enters Stage 5 of COVID Risk Guidelines
More important than ever to mask up, urge health officials

Jan. 6, 2022

Public Notice: Giddy Optimism
Public Notice: Giddy Optimism
Omicron will save us, Part II

Jan. 6, 2022

Omicron Rising in Austin
Omicron Rising in Austin
Amidst latest surge, one in three Austinites getting tested is positive for COVID

Jan. 6, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Headlines From a Year in Limbo
Faster Than Sound: Headlines From a Year in Limbo
A flurry of industry activity in an on-again, off-again reopening scene

Dec. 30, 2021

Public Notice: What Doesn't Kill You ...
Public Notice: What Doesn't Kill You ...
Maybe Omicron is a good thing?

Dec. 30, 2021

Austin Returns to Stage 4 of COVID Risk Guidelines
Austin Returns to Stage 4 of COVID Risk Guidelines
Amid spike in community transmission, officials urge all to mask up

Dec. 29, 2021

Zach Theatre Cancels Remaining Performances of <i>A Christmas Carol</i>
Zach Theatre Cancels Remaining Performances of A Christmas Carol
Omicron surge means show will not return after initial cancelation

Dec. 28, 2021

Zach Theatre Cancels <i>Christmas Carol</i> Performances
Zach Theatre Cancels Christmas Carol Performances
Show plans to return Dec. 29

Dec. 23, 2021

Don't Give the Gift of COVID This Season: Get Tested!
Don't Give the Gift of COVID This Season: Get Tested!
How to sign up for free testing with Austin Public Health

Dec. 22, 2021

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Abbott’s Anti-Mask Moves Spur Revolts
Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Abbott’s Anti-Mask Moves Spur Revolts
July 29: Gov. Greg Abbott issues executive order GA-38, which prohibits local governments from mandating face masks to combat the spread of COVID-19

Dec. 16, 2021

Dale Watson Refuses Performance Due to COVID Vaccine Requirement
Dale Watson Refuses Performance Due to COVID Vaccine Requirement
Honky-Tonker declares himself a man of “complete natural immunity”

Dec. 2, 2021

Austin At Large: Blinking in the Bright Light
Austin At Large: Blinking in the Bright Light
Austinites stagger into the post(?)-pandemic streets, waving at the new neighbors

Dec. 2, 2021

Public Notice: Home for the Holidays
Public Notice: Home for the Holidays
The Chronicle office: we're (almost) back!

Nov. 18, 2021

Report Critiques COVID-19 Response in Local Jails
Report Critiques COVID-19 Response in Local Jails
Study reveals "a messy patchwork" of approaches to pandemic

Nov. 18, 2021

Opinion: Where Did the Money Go?
Opinion: Where Did the Money Go?
Rep. Vikki Goodwin questions why more than $5 billion in federal funds intended to help students has been diverted into the state coffers

Nov. 4, 2021

LBJ Presidential Library Set to Reopen October 21
LBJ Presidential Library Set to Reopen October 21
Masks will be required and social distancing encouraged

Oct. 18, 2021

LISTEN: ACL Artists to Watch
LISTEN: ACL Artists to Watch
Stream The Austin Chronicle Show now

Oct. 1, 2021

"Why I'm Not Going to ACL" vs. "Why I Am Going to ACL"
"Why I'm Not Going to ACL" vs. "Why I Am Going to ACL"
Two music writers justify their stance on this weekend's fest

Sept. 30, 2021

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