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.

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

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

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

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