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.

COVID-19 Sends Council Meeting Into Virtual Reality
COVID-19 Sends Council Meeting Into Virtual Reality
City Hall to perform open government while maintaining distance

March 20, 2020

For Now, County Jail Succeeds in Keeping Out COVID-19
For Now, County Jail Succeeds in Keeping Out COVID-19
Law enforcement, advocates agree on need to reduce jail population

March 20, 2020

Austin Film Society Joins Kino Lorber's Art House Streaming Experiment
Austin Film Society Joins Kino Lorber's Art House Streaming Experiment
Cannes-lauded Brazilian drama Bacurau will be first film

March 19, 2020

Austin Homeless Service Organizations That Need Your Help Now
Austin Homeless Service Organizations That Need Your Help Now
Donate money and materials

March 19, 2020

We Have an Issue: Hang In There
We Have an Issue: Hang In There

March 19, 2020

Health Care Needs Your Help to Slow COVID-19’s Spread
Health Care Needs Your Help to Slow COVID-19’s Spread
Keep your distance

March 19, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Brace for Public Shutdown
Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Brace for Public Shutdown
Dispatches from the week the music died

March 19, 2020

Qmmunity: Stay Strong, Y’all
Qmmunity: Stay Strong, Y’all
Reminding ourselves of our resiliency in difficult times

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus and Cinemas: Who's Open, Who's Closed, and What We're Doing
Coronavirus and Cinemas: Who's Open, Who's Closed, and What We're Doing
As most cinemas close, we’ll still be here for audiences and filmmakers

March 19, 2020

The Faces Behind Your Restaurants and Bars
The Faces Behind Your Restaurants and Bars
A hospitality professional reflects on what happens when there are no more guests

March 19, 2020

Austin Hunkers Down and Waits as the Pandemic Grows
Austin Hunkers Down and Waits as the Pandemic Grows
It’s closing time

March 19, 2020

Local Students Face an Open-Ended Spring Break
Local Students Face an Open-Ended Spring Break
School's out for ...

March 19, 2020

Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus
Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus
The most at risk

March 19, 2020

People Experiencing Homelessness Brace for More Changes in Support Systems
People Experiencing Homelessness Brace for More Changes in Support Systems
Where are they supposed to go?

March 19, 2020

<i>Chronicle</i> Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Chron Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Staff member self-quarantined on first symptoms

March 18, 2020

University of Texas Classes Move Online for Remainder of Spring Semester
University of Texas Classes Move Online for Remainder of Spring Semester
Students will also have to vacate residence halls

March 18, 2020

Livestreaming in the Age of Quarantine
Livestreaming in the Age of Quarantine
Austin musicians “going live” instead of playing live

March 18, 2020

Austin Closes Bars, Dining Rooms in Latest COVID-19 Measures
Austin Closes Bars, Dining Rooms in Latest COVID-19 Measures
Gatherings of 10 or more prohibited; orders in effect through May 1

March 17, 2020

AFS Cinema, Violet Crown Closing Temporarily During COVID-19 Outbreak
AFS Cinema, Violet Crown Closing Temporarily During COVID-19 Outbreak
Arthouse cinemas follow national chains

March 17, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Pandemic's Effect on Travel
Day Trips & Beyond: Pandemic's Effect on Travel
Out of town closings due to the threat of COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Austin Expected to Shut Down Bars, Dining and More Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Austin Expected to Shut Down Bars, Dining and More Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Adler, Eckhardt to announce next steps 11am Tuesday, March 17

March 16, 2020

Alamo Drafthouse Closes All Locations
Alamo Drafthouse Closes All Locations
Local chain pledges $2 million to assist those affected

March 16, 2020

10 Cases of COVID-19 Now Reported in Travis County, and the Rest of the Day's Developments
10 Cases of COVID-19 Now Reported in Travis County, and the Rest of the Day's Developments
We round up the latest closures, take-out options, and more

March 16, 2020

Patreon Announces Weird Stream-A-Thon to Help After SXSW Cancellation
Patreon Announces Weird Stream-A-Thon to Help After SXSW Cancellation
Three-hour streaming event to raise funds for affected artists

March 16, 2020

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine
Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options
Support local business while maintaining your social distance

March 16, 2020

If You Have To Leave The House, Why Not Donate Blood?
If You Have To Leave The House, Why Not Donate Blood?
Hospitals could face critical shortages as outbreak disrupts drives

March 16, 2020

Austin Family & Kids' Activities in the Time of Coronavirus
Family Activities in the Time of Coronavirus
Get creative and cure cabin fever

March 16, 2020

Austin Donation and Volunteer Opportunities During Coronavirus Outbreak
COVID-19 Community Opportunities
Ways to help your neighbor during this trying time

March 16, 2020

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands

March 16, 2020

BookPeople Is Temporarily Closed – But Still Ready to Sell You Books & More
BookPeople Goes Online
Free delivery, curbside pick-up, staff recos – activate!

March 16, 2020

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