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.

ATX Living Room Picnic Brings Austin Together While Supporting Local Business
ATX Living Room Picnic
Order some takeout and listen to some local tunes on April 4

March 31, 2020

Cine Las Americas Canceled for 2020
Cine Las Americas Canceled for 2020
Festival working on alternate plans to give films exposure

March 30, 2020

Judge Blocks State From Banning Abortion During Pandemic
Judge Blocks State From Banning Abortion During Pandemic
Texas providers can continue delivering essential care – for now.

March 30, 2020

Local Cinemas Embrace Online Experiment to Ride Out Coronavirus Closures
Local Cinemas Embrace Online Experiment to Ride Out Coronavirus Closures
AFS, Alamo, and Violet Crown all screening online

March 28, 2020

Starting Wednesday, You Can Ride the Bus for Free
Starting Wednesday, You Can Ride the Bus for Free
…but also, don’t ride the bus or train if you don’t have to

March 28, 2020

Council Recap: Austin Revs Up COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Council Recap: Austin Revs Up COVID-19 Relief Efforts
"All things on the table" to help Austinites weather crisis

March 27, 2020

Austin Craft Brewers vs COVID-19: Austin Beerworks and Jester King
Austin Craft Brewers vs COVID-19: Austin Beerworks and Jester King
How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 1)

March 27, 2020

Supporting the Queer Service and Entertainment Industries
Supporting the Queer Service and Entertainment Industries
How to help LGBTQIA workers during COVID-19 pandemic

March 27, 2020

Capital Metro Further Suspends Transit Service
Capital Metro Further Suspends Transit Service
Temporary modifications aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19

March 27, 2020

UT Modeling Shows Stark Future Without Social Distancing
UT Modeling Shows Stark Future Without Social Distancing
Without strict shelter-in-place, local hospitals overwhelmed by May

March 27, 2020

Abortion Providers Sue Abbott, Paxton Over Pandemic Ban
Abortion Providers Sue Abbott, Paxton Over Pandemic Ban
Procedures are time-sensitive and essential, suit argues

March 26, 2020

Tonight’s Virtual Kiki Fosters Queer Connection
Tonight’s Virtual Kiki Fosters Queer Connection
When you can’t go to the dance party, the dance party comes to you!

March 26, 2020

These Austin Restaurants Are Standing Up for Their Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic
These Austin Restaurants Are Standing Up for Their Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic
Shining a light on the extra efforts of special local eateries

March 26, 2020

We Have an Issue: Greetings From the Very Near Future
We Have an Issue: Greetings From the Very Near Future
Notes from a week in isolation

March 26, 2020

Point Austin: So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya
Point Austin: So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya
After a couple of decades … bidding farewell

March 26, 2020

Opinion: Coronavirus Is Exposing the Threat the Texas GOP Poses to Public Health
Opinion: Coronavirus Is Exposing the Threat the Texas GOP Poses to Public Health
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez explains why a government that takes care of its people builds a healthier and safer country

March 26, 2020

Qmmunity: Honoring Our Trans and Nonbinary Siblings
Qmmunity: Honoring Our Trans and Nonbinary Siblings
Transgender Day of Visibility celebrations go virtual

March 26, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Independent contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”

March 26, 2020

PHOTOS: New Street Art Along Dirty Sixth on the Eve of Austin's Lockdown
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Wed., March 25, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Out of Town Closures Due to COVID-19
Day Trips & Beyond: Out of Town Closures Due to COVID-19
Here are the latest updates

March 24, 2020

Texas Tribune to Host Live Interview With Mayor Adler on Coronavirus in Texas
Texas Tribune to Host Live Interview With Mayor Adler on Coronavirus in Texas
Join the stream Wednesday, March 25, at 8am

March 24, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Indie contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”

March 24, 2020

Understanding Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Understanding Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Dell Medical School explains containment efforts, & when to adopt them

March 24, 2020

"Stay Home, Work Safe" Orders Issued for Central Texas
"Stay Home, Work Safe" Orders Issued for Central Texas
Urgent measures deemed essential to combat spread of COVID-19

March 24, 2020

State Officials "Exploiting" Coronavirus Pandemic to Ban Abortion?
Officials "Exploiting" Pandemic to Ban Abortion?
Reproductive rights groups blast Abbott, Paxton

March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Austin, Travis County Should Prepare to Shelter in Place
COVID-19: Austin, Travis County Should Prepare to Shelter in Place
Updated: New measures expected to take effect at midnight Tuesday

March 23, 2020

Council to Vote on "Anti-Eviction Ordinance"
Council to Vote on "Anti-Eviction Ordinance"
Ordinance allows 60-day grace period for rent payment during pandemic

March 23, 2020

Nic Patrizi Opens Industry Soup Kitchen in East Austin
Nic Patrizi Opens Industry Soup Kitchen in East Austin
Vic and Al’s space is now a community kitchen to address food insecurity

March 21, 2020

Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures
Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures
School districts distributing free meals for students, parents

March 21, 2020

With Community Spread, Austin Enters "Critical Stage" of COVID-19 Pandemic
With Community Spread, Austin Enters "Critical Stage" of COVID-19 Pandemic
Keep your distance, take your temperature, more tests coming

March 20, 2020

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