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.

For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
Criminal justice advocates warn of outbreaks behind bars

May 14, 2020

For Those Who Lost Jobs Due to COVID-19, Time Is Running Out for ACA Enrollment
For Those Who Lost Jobs Due to COVID-19, Time Is Running Out for ACA Enrollment
Lloyd Doggett Touts Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

May 14, 2020

Council Recap: Stay Home, Go Slow, Be Resilient, Ask for Help
Council Recap: Stay Home, Go Slow, Be Resilient, Ask for Help
City Hall extends eviction freeze, earmarks relief funds, and more

May 8, 2020

Thee Gay Art of Being Selfish and Lazy
Thee Gay Art of Being Selfish and Lazy
Thee Gay Agenda turns bizarre note into a gallery of queer talent

May 8, 2020

Alamo Drafthouse Goes Into the VOD Business
Alamo Drafthouse Goes Into the VOD Business
Alamo on Demand to offer curated selection of films

May 7, 2020

We Have an Issue: Animal House
We Have an Issue: Animal House
This week’s cover story profiles Austin musicians and their pets sheltering together

May 7, 2020

Local Nonprofits Adapt to Help People Survive Domestic Violence During COVID-19
Local Nonprofits Adapt to Help People Survive Domestic Violence During COVID-19
Seeking shelter when home isn't safe

May 7, 2020

Indie Meme Continues Pioneering Virtual Film Festival
Indie Meme Continues Pioneering Virtual Film Festival
Second weekend mixes drama, horror, and monkey hijinks

May 7, 2020

Tonight I’m Playing Possum
Tonight I’m Playing Possum
Bunker buddies are frequently inhuman, so we’ve gathered extensive visual evidence from 100+ Austin musicians

May 7, 2020

The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
Say what, Governor?

May 7, 2020

Live Flower Arranging Workshops Make Business Bloom for House of Margot Blair
Live Flower Arranging Workshops Make Business Bloom for House of Margot Blair
Austin florist Carly Blair adapts her business to the era of social isolation, with much success

May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 6)

May 7, 2020

Even as Cases Climb, the COVID-19 Rules Begin Unraveling
Even as Cases Climb, the COVID-19 Rules Begin Unraveling
The state opens businesses up and Austin tries to keep some controls in place

May 7, 2020

Council Preview: A Plan for Better Preparedness
Council Preview: A Plan for Better Preparedness
Council to consider a communitywide “resiliency plan”

May 7, 2020

Highways and Scooters and Impact Fees, Oh My!
Highways and Scooters and Impact Fees, Oh My!
Austin mobility plans are moving right along

May 7, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Statewide updates since Gov. Abbott's "Open Texas" order

May 5, 2020

Violet Crown Cinema Staying Closed During Pandemic
Violet Crown Cinema Staying Closed During Pandemic
Local minichain standing with other Austin cinemas

May 4, 2020

Paramount Theatre Launches New Digital Interview Series
Paramount Theatre Launches New Digital Interview Series
Conversations with various experts from home, popcorn required

May 1, 2020

Live From Your Kitchen Table, It's the 2020 #TribFest
Live From Your Kitchen Table, It's the 2020 #TribFest
Texas Tribune to go virtual for 10th annual ideas festival

May 1, 2020

The Blanton's #MuseumFromHome Offers Tours, Talks, and More From Its Collection
The Blanton's #MuseumFromHome Offers Tours, Talks, and More From Its Collection
Just cuz you're at home doesn't mean you can't get some culture

April 30, 2020

We Have an Issue: How’s Your Blood Pressure?
We Have an Issue: How’s Your Blood Pressure?
Platitudes don’t help. Now is 100% the time to get political.

April 30, 2020

There Is a Light That Will Never Go Out at Austin's Drive-In Theatres
There Is a Light That Will Never Go Out at Austin's Drive-In Theatres
Theatres may be shuttered, but the in-car cinema experience still shines bright

April 30, 2020

Qmmunity: Trump Admin Could Soon Undermine Health Care Protections for LGBTQIA
Qmmunity: Trump Admin Could Soon Undermine Health Care Protections for LGBTQIA
Find queer connection with virtual events

April 30, 2020

Amazon Takes SXSW Streaming
Amazon Takes SXSW Streaming
Film festival director Janet Pierson brings some gems to your TV

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
Texas Cinemas Staying Closed Despite Abbott
Theater chains place safety over politics and profit

April 30, 2020

Council Recap: COVID Relief Funds Begin to Flow in Austin
Council Recap: COVID Relief Funds Begin to Flow in Austin
Artists and nonprofits at the front of the line for assistance

April 30, 2020

Texas Is Reopening, but Local Leaders Are Ready to Bar the Door
Texas Is Reopening, but Local Leaders Are Ready to Bar the Door
At the threshold

April 30, 2020

Health Care Experts Urge Us to Maintain Our Discipline
Health Care Experts Urge Us to Maintain Our Discipline
Are we ready to rock & roll?

April 30, 2020

How Medical Cannabis Provider Compassionate Cultivation Is Adapting to COVID-19
How Medical Cannabis Provider Compassionate Cultivation Is Adapting to COVID-19
Ineligible for federal aid, Compassionate Cultivation adjusts to a new paradigm: more deliveries and less contact

April 30, 2020

Asian American Resource Center Fosters Community for Older Adults During Stay-at-Home
Asian American Resource Center Fosters Community for Older Adults During Stay-at-Home
Seniors encouraged to share family memories with online story project

April 30, 2020

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