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.

You can also find a list of scrapped happenings on our canceled and postponed events page.

More Than 200 UT Students Traveled to Cabo San Lucas for Spring Break. Guess How Many Now Have Coronavirus.
More Than 200 UT Students Traveled to Cabo San Lucas for Spring Break. Guess How Many Now Have Coronavirus.
Ages 20-40 account for half of positive cases in Travis County

April 8, 2020

Austin’s Economic Forecast Is Unsurprisingly Bleak
Austin’s Economic Forecast Is Unsurprisingly Bleak
City budgeteers project COVID-19 recovery could take two years

April 7, 2020

Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
COVID-19 accelerates the trend, despite Abbott’s pushback

April 7, 2020

Austin ISD Board Passes New Rules on Grading and Graduation
Austin ISD Board Passes New Rules on Grading and Graduation
Special AISD meeting installs modifications to adapt to coronavirus

April 7, 2020

Vulcan Video Closes
Vulcan Video Closes
Multiple staff members confirm end of beloved rental store

April 7, 2020

Rooster Teeth Rescheduling RTX Gathering
Rooster Teeth Rescheduling RTX Gathering
Event drops back from July to September

April 6, 2020

ATX Television Festival Switches to Streaming
ATX Television Festival Switches to Streaming
TV fest adopts virtual format in response to coronavirus

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Center Takes On Social Service Needs
COVID-19 Emergency Center Takes On Social Service Needs
Task forces tackle food access, behavioral health, homelessness

April 4, 2020

Indie Meme Launches Online Screening Series Tonight
Indie Meme Launches Online Screening Series Tonight
First film, Bombay Rose, comes with director Q&A

April 3, 2020

Federal Funds Flowing Into Central Texas for Housing, Transit
Federal Funds Flowing Into Central Texas for Housing, Transit
Doggett announces $122 million in COVID-19 relief

April 3, 2020

Austin's Construction Ban Lifted, but Will Workers Be Safe?
Austin's Construction Ban Lifted, but Will Workers Be Safe?
COVID-19 remains a hazard as thousands return to job sites

April 3, 2020

Local Representatives Check In, Bring Food to Neighbors in Williamson County
Local Representatives Check In, Bring Food to Neighbors in Williamson County
Bucy, Flannigan team up to serve HD 136

April 3, 2020

Texas Workforce Commission Overflowing With Unemployment Claims
Texas Workforce Commission Overflowing With Unemployment Claims
Has COVID-19 exposed the flaws in an inadequate state system?

April 3, 2020

Checking In: Pleasure Venom’s Audrey Campbell Stays Calm
Checking In: Pleasure Venom’s Audrey Campbell Stays Calm
Firebrand frontwoman takes “a sec to reassess”

April 3, 2020

All Together ATX Fund Will Support Vulnerable Populations Hit by COVID-19
All Together ATX Fund Will Support Vulnerable Populations Hit by COVID-19
New philanthropic effort bolsters Austin nonprofits

April 3, 2020

CapMetro Drivers Test Positive for COVID-19
CapMetro Drivers Test Positive for COVID-19
Riders on affected routes ask to monitor for possible symptoms

April 2, 2020

We Have an Issue: Austin Media Getting the Job Done
We Have an Issue: Austin Media Getting the Job Done
Local journos rise to the occasion, and band together for Friday’s All Together ATX fundraiser

April 2, 2020

Working Overtime to Provide for Unhoused Neighbors During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Working Overtime to Provide for Unhoused Neighbors During the Coronavirus Pandemic
All shall be fed

April 2, 2020

On the COVID-19 Front Lines, Providers Feel Exposed
On the COVID-19 Front Lines, Providers Feel Exposed
Seeking protection

April 2, 2020

Opinion: As Educators Scramble to “Do School” During a Pandemic, Tremendous Inequities Are Evident
Opinion: As Educators Scramble to “Do School” During a Pandemic, Tremendous Inequities Are Evident
What the shift to remote learning means for students who already had fewer resources and more hurdles to clear

April 2, 2020

Qmmunity: Health Equity During COVID-19
Qmmunity: Health Equity During COVID-19
An intersectional framework to how we live and help others is essential for a healthier, more equitable future

April 2, 2020

Public Notice: Congress CARES About You
Public Notice: Congress CARES About You
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

April 2, 2020

Headlines
Headlines
The week's biggest news, in brief

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions

April 2, 2020

Austin Cinemas Go Virtual
Austin Cinemas Go Virtual
New initiative changes the game for VOD to benefit indie theatres and distributors

April 2, 2020

Council Passes COVID-19 Relief Package Amid Pushback on Building Ban
Council Passes COVID-19 Relief Package Amid Pushback on Building Ban
City Hall is here to help

April 2, 2020

Will COVID-19 Strike the Census?
Will COVID-19 Strike the Census?
How Austin is adjusting its strategy to ensure every resident gets counted

April 2, 2020

CapMetro Suspends MetroExpress Service, Eliminates Fare in April
CapMetro Suspends MetroExpress Service, Eliminates Fare in April
New measures installed to minimize spread of COVID-19

April 2, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Updates from around the state and things to look forward to

April 1, 2020

Paxton Gets 5th Circuit to Reinstate His Abortion Ban
Paxton Gets 5th Circuit to Reinstate His Abortion Ban
Even during a pandemic, anti-choice politics take precedence

March 31, 2020

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