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.

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

Austin Police Live by Their Own COVID Rules, It Seems
Austin Police Live by Their Own COVID Rules, It Seems
A closer look at vaccine and mask policies among Austin's first responders

Sept. 30, 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

What to Know Heading Into ACL Fest
What to Know Heading Into the Fest
Forecast calls for vaccine cards, clear bags, mask areas, and rain

Sept. 30, 2021

How Fantastic Fest Is Adapting to COVID (Again)
How Fantastic Fest Is Adapting to COVID (Again)
Tim League on doing business in Texas and upgrading FF’s home viewing experience

Sept. 23, 2021

Meghan Shogan Carves a Career Path Through Solid Rock
Meghan Shogan Carves a Career Path Through Solid Rock
With hammer, chisels, and steel brushes in hand, the Austin artist is on a trajectory in stone

Sept. 16, 2021

Deborah Hay's New Work for Dancers in Sweden Was a Long-Distance Creation
Deborah Hay's New Work for Dancers in Sweden Was a Long-Distance Creation
The pandemic forced the Austin choreographer to adapt her dance and even premiere for an audience of no one

Sept. 9, 2021

As Austin Hits 1,000 COVID Deaths, ICU Capacity Is Strained to Its Limits
As Austin Hits 1,000 COVID Deaths, ICU Capacity Is Strained to Its Limits
Number of available adult ICU beds hovers at zero

Sept. 9, 2021

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
School mask mandate – what’s the current state of the law?

Sept. 2, 2021

New COVID Safety Rules for Special Events
New COVID Safety Rules for Special Events
Negative COVID tests, other measures now required for city-permitted events

Sept. 2, 2021

Austin Heightens COVID Guidelines for Special Event Permits
Austin Heightens COVID Guidelines for Special Event Permits
Attendee screening, distancing provisions take effect Monday

Aug. 29, 2021

Public Notice: Good News!
Public Notice: Good News!
Masks, vaccinations, skateboarders all get reprieves

Aug. 26, 2021

Back-to-School Brings New COVID-19 Records
Back-to-School Brings New COVID-19 Records
Let there be masks

Aug. 26, 2021

TABC to Texas Restaurants: Comply With State Vaccine Law and We Got No Beef
TABC to Texas Restaurants: Comply With State Vaccine Law and We Got No Beef
Liquor license suspension under SB 968 is "last resort," elaborates state agency

Aug. 26, 2021

ACL Festival To Require COVID Vaccination Card or Negative Test
ACL Festival To Require COVID Vaccination Card or Negative Test
C3 Presents roll out new safety requirements for October event

Aug. 19, 2021

Public Notice: Texas vs. Austin vs. COVID-19
Public Notice: Texas vs. Austin vs. COVID-19
In the courts and schools and bars, the battle rages

Aug. 19, 2021

No Mask, No Vax, No Entry? The Battle Between Local and State Leaders Continues.
No Mask, No Vax, No Entry? The Battle Between Local and State Leaders Continues.
Schools, private businesses push back on Abbott's orders banning mask mandates and requests for vaccination proof

Aug. 19, 2021

Can TABC Really Lift a Restaurant’s License Over COVID Rules? It’s Complicated.
Can TABC Really Lift a Restaurant’s License Over COVID Rules? It’s Complicated.
The experts weigh in on the challenges for both sides

Aug. 18, 2021

Austin Requires Masks in All Public Schools, Including Colleges
Austin Requires Masks in All Public Schools, Including Colleges
Local orders push back against Abbott’s ban on mask mandates

Aug. 13, 2021

Opinion: The Task for UT Staff and Faculty This Fall
Opinion: The Task for UT Staff and Faculty This Fall
Building confidence in students will need to be a priority for the UT community

Aug. 12, 2021

Qmmunity: Austin Pride Made the Right Call
Qmmunity: Austin Pride Made the Right Call
Yes, Pride’s cancellation is sad. But it brings us one step closer to a post-pandemic future.

Aug. 12, 2021

Austin at Large: Be of Good Cheer, Be Not Afraid
Austin at Large: Be of Good Cheer, Be Not Afraid
When venomous fear becomes a weapon, we ourselves can become the antidote

Aug. 12, 2021

Public Notice: Being Brave
Public Notice: Being Brave
School districts set to defy Abbott's political posturing

Aug. 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update: ICU Bed Availability Drops to All-Time Low
COVID-19 Update: ICU Bed Availability Drops to All-Time Low
ICU Bed availability drops to all-time low

Aug. 12, 2021

Austin ISD Mandates Masks for Back to School
Austin ISD Mandates Masks for Back to School
Austin joins Texas districts in defying Abbott's COVID-19 orders

Aug. 12, 2021

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Adventures abound all the way up to Albuquerque

Aug. 6, 2021

Austin Officially Enters Stage 5, Highest Level of COVID Precautions
Austin Officially Enters Stage 5, Highest Level of COVID Precautions
Fully vaxxed? Mask up. And if you’re not? Get vaxxed already.

Aug. 5, 2021

We Have an Issue: Do Your Part. Get Vaccinated. Do It Now.
We Have an Issue: Do Your Part. Get Vaccinated. Do It Now.
Where to find the COVID vaccine in Austin

Aug. 5, 2021

Qmmunity: Austin Pride Week Returns
Qmmunity: Austin Pride Week Returns
Austin Pride organizers confirm events are moving forward as planned, strongly encourage attendees to mask up

Aug. 5, 2021

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