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: From the Ground Up
We Have an Issue: From the Ground Up
How we accidentally ended up with an Earth Day issue

April 16, 2020

Austin Slowly Gets the COVID-19 Testing Data It Needs
Austin Slowly Gets the COVID-19 Testing Data It Needs
Knowledge is power

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Poised to Hit Hardest in the Eastern Crescent
COVID-19 Poised to Hit Hardest in the Eastern Crescent
Officials worry virus will disproportionately impact people of color in Austin, following national trend

April 16, 2020

Opinion: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s Comments Scapegoat, Endanger, and Distract
Opinion: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s Comments Scapegoat, Endanger, and Distract
The senator has put his Asian American constituents in harm’s way, while giving cover to the government’s anemic response to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 16, 2020

Austin at Large: People, Read the Zoom!
Austin at Large: People, Read the Zoom!
Don’t make me leave the house to deliver some sense to y’all in times like these

April 16, 2020

Opinion: Anti-Asian Racism Compounds the COVID-19 Crisis for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
Opinion: Anti-Asian Racism Compounds the COVID-19 Crisis for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
AFSSA Executive Director Darlene Lanham asks Central Texans to take a stand against coronavirus-motivated racism and to support our Asian communities

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

Qmmunity: No Place for Bigotry in Health Care
Qmmunity: No Place for Bigotry in Health Care
Plus lots of virtual events to remind y’all of yer queer magic

April 16, 2020

Stay Trips: The Inn Between, Concan
Stay Trips: The Inn Between, Concan
Tiny homes in the hills await your arrival

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 3)

April 16, 2020

City Scrambles to Get $15 Million to Struggling Austinites
City Scrambles to Get $15 Million to Struggling Austinites
The RISE-ing tide

April 16, 2020

Texas Democrats Stay Organized Amidst the Pandemic
Texas Democrats Stay Organized Amidst the Pandemic
Get this party started

April 16, 2020

Masks for Docs Harnesses 3D Tech to Fortify COVID-19’s Front-Line Health Care Workers
Masks for Docs Harnesses 3D Tech to Fortify COVID-19’s Front-Line Health Care Workers
All volunteer group is getting personal protective equipment where it’s needed most

April 16, 2020

Austin History Center Documents Life in Austin During COVID-19
Austin History Center Documents Life in Austin During COVID-19
Share your moment in history with AHC’s new collection

April 16, 2020

VIDEO: Austin Under Quarantine
VIDEO: Austin Under Quarantine
The Chronicle photographers capture a sheltered city

April 15, 2020

5th Circuit Restores Medication Abortion (For Now)
5th Circuit Restores Medication Abortion (For Now)
Latest twist in legal battle offers partial victory to providers

April 14, 2020

Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: (512) Brewing and The Brewtorium
Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: (512) Brewing and The Brewtorium
How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 4)

April 14, 2020

"Stay Home, Work Safe" Order Extended for Central Texas
"Stay Home, Work Safe" Order Extended for Central Texas
Social distancing mandate now lasts through May 8

April 13, 2020

Council Recap: (A Little More) Help Is On Its Way
Council Recap: (A Little More) Help Is On Its Way
Relief to include direct cash aid to struggling Austinites

April 10, 2020

Austin at Large: How to Wear a Mask
Austin at Large: How to Wear a Mask
Constructive thoughts from the near side of the curve

April 9, 2020

We Have an Issue: Habit Forming
We Have an Issue: Habit Forming
Checking in with musicians in quarantine, #NowStreaminginAustin, Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19, and more new and recurring features

April 9, 2020

Opinion: Ten Days in March at L’Oca d’Oro
Opinion: Ten Days in March at L’Oca d’Oro
Living wages and paid sick leave are built into L’Oca d’Oro’s DNA. But without a government plan in place – for testing, sanitation checks, financial relief – co-owner Adam Orman explains why they’ve had to close their doors... for now.

April 9, 2020

Opinion: Capitalism Has Failed Americans in This Crisis
Opinion: Capitalism Has Failed Americans in This Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed longstanding structural problems. This is an opportunity to re-think our systems before they collapse.

April 9, 2020

Day Trips: Responsible Daytripping
Day Trips: Responsible Daytripping
The wildflowers can wait

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 2)

April 9, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Stay home, stay safe, and still scratch that travel itch

April 8, 2020

From the Coronavirus Frontlines: Wheatsville Co-op
From the Coronavirus Frontlines: Wheatsville Co-op
Two managers talk life as an essential grocery store employee

April 8, 2020

Council Preview: The City Will RISE Again
Council Preview: The City Will RISE Again
$15 million fund proposed to help deliver quick cash relief

April 8, 2020

Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: Zilker Brewing and Nomadic Beerworks
Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: Zilker Brewing and Nomadic Beerworks
How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 3)

April 8, 2020

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

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