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.

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
A Guide to All The Guidelines For Production in a Pandemic in Texas

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

Real-time COVID-19 alerts
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

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

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