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.

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

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

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

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July Elections?
Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July Elections?
State, local officials at odds over how people qualify

April 30, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips, Delivered
Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips, Delivered
More Day Trips delivered to your door

April 30, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips
Day Trips & Beyond: Stay Trips
Daytripping in the age of stay-at-home orders

April 28, 2020

<i>Chronicle</i> Readers Share What They Love and Miss About Austin
Chronicle Readers Share What They Love and Miss About Austin
Everything from restaurants to neighbors to long, stress-free walks

April 28, 2020

Abbott Says Cinemas Can Reopen. Cinemas Say "No, Thanks."
Abbott Says Cinemas Can Reopen. Cinemas Say "No, Thanks."
AFS Cinema, Alamo, Violet Crown stress health over commerce

April 27, 2020

L’Oca d’Oro Co-Owner on the Future of the Restaurant
L’Oca d’Oro Co-Owner on the Future of the Restaurant
Right now, they can’t do what they do – so what’s next?

April 27, 2020

Austin Black Pride, QueerBomb Cancel In-Person Celebrations for June
Austin Black Pride, QueerBomb Cancel In-Person Celebrations for June
Orgs exploring virtual programming; potential Pride month in October

April 24, 2020

Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: Oddwood Ales and The Draught House
Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: Oddwood Ales and The Draught House
How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 6)

April 24, 2020

Council Recap: Tip the Band, Skip the Pork Chop
Council Recap: Tip the Band, Skip the Pork Chop
Relief funds for artists, planning for fair and just mobility

April 24, 2020

Last Day, Last Chance to Own a Bit of Vulcan Video
Last Day, Last Chance to Own a Bit of Vulcan Video
Final day of "social distancing" garage sale at the film mecca

April 24, 2020

Austin COVID-19 Public Testing Enrollment Is Now Available Online
Austin COVID-19 Public Testing Enrollment Is Now Available Online
System identifies who needs a test now; no physician visit required

April 23, 2020

Opinion: Because of COVID-19, It’s Less Safe Behind Bars. Here’s How Federal Prisoners Can Petition to Get Their Sentences Reduced.
How to Petition for a Reduced Sentence
Criminal defense attorney Chris Perri explains avenues for early prison release in Texas

April 23, 2020

Qmmunity: Dancing on Our Own … Together
Qmmunity: Dancing on Our Own … Together
A Qmmunity-curated playlist, plus some cute to-do’s

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 4)

April 23, 2020

Spring's Pecan Street Festival Goes Virtual
Spring's Pecan Street Festival Goes Virtual
Links to vendors, sponsors, & musicians/performers to be added

April 22, 2020

Plant Nurseries and Gardeners Are Essential on Earth Day (and Every Day)
Plant Nurseries and Gardeners Are Essential on Earth Day (and Every Day)
At-home gardening in Austin for food and mental health

April 22, 2020

Council Preview: So Much Money, So Many Needs
Council Preview: So Much Money, So Many Needs
Agenda touches on COVID-19, live music support, and transit

April 22, 2020

Crema Bakery & Cafe Stands Up for the Austin Community
Crema Bakery's Brown Butter Blondie
Free sack lunches, desserts, and a brown butter blondie recipe

April 22, 2020

After Five Decades, Austin Recovery to Close
After Five Decades, Austin Recovery to Close
Nonprofit succumbs to financial challenges made worse by COVID

April 22, 2020

From the Frontlines: A Server Shares Her Experience Working at a Local Restaurant
From the Frontlines: A Server Shares Her Experience Working at a Local Restaurant
It took a pandemic for y’all to tip?

April 22, 2020

First Nonprofits Receive RISE Funds
First Nonprofits Receive RISE Funds
$5.6 million in grants to aid Austinites during COVID crisis

April 21, 2020

Help upEats ATX Help Austin’s Small Restaurants
Help upEats ATX Help Austin’s Small Restaurants
The community-built list is geared toward those without PR

April 21, 2020

Indie Meme Film Festival Goes Virtual
Indie Meme Film Festival Goes Virtual
Celebration of South Asian cinema comes to your living room

April 20, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Houston Art Car Parade goes virtual, and more travel news

April 17, 2020

Austin 2020 Pride Celebrations Confirmed (For Now)
Austin 2020 Pride Celebrations Confirmed (For Now)
Festival and parade will proceed in August

April 16, 2020

Alternative Fresh Food Options Still Serving Austin
Alternative Fresh Food Options Still Serving Austin
The usual grocery suspects are crowded. Try these instead.

April 16, 2020

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