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.

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

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

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

Austin’s Economic Forecast Is Unsurprisingly Bleak
Austin’s Economic Forecast Is Unsurprisingly Bleak
City budgeteers project COVID-19 recovery could take two years

April 7, 2020

Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop
COVID-19 accelerates the trend, despite Abbott’s pushback

April 7, 2020

Austin ISD Board Passes New Rules on Grading and Graduation
Austin ISD Board Passes New Rules on Grading and Graduation
Special AISD meeting installs modifications to adapt to coronavirus

April 7, 2020

Vulcan Video Closes
Vulcan Video Closes
Multiple staff members confirm end of beloved rental store

April 7, 2020

Rooster Teeth Rescheduling RTX Gathering
Rooster Teeth Rescheduling RTX Gathering
Event drops back from July to September

April 6, 2020

ATX Television Festival Switches to Streaming
ATX Television Festival Switches to Streaming
TV fest adopts virtual format in response to coronavirus

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Center Takes On Social Service Needs
COVID-19 Emergency Center Takes On Social Service Needs
Task forces tackle food access, behavioral health, homelessness

April 4, 2020

Indie Meme Launches Online Screening Series Tonight
Indie Meme Launches Online Screening Series Tonight
First film, Bombay Rose, comes with director Q&A

April 3, 2020

Federal Funds Flowing Into Central Texas for Housing, Transit
Federal Funds Flowing Into Central Texas for Housing, Transit
Doggett announces $122 million in COVID-19 relief

April 3, 2020

Austin's Construction Ban Lifted, but Will Workers Be Safe?
Austin's Construction Ban Lifted, but Will Workers Be Safe?
COVID-19 remains a hazard as thousands return to job sites

April 3, 2020

Local Representatives Check In, Bring Food to Neighbors in Williamson County
Local Representatives Check In, Bring Food to Neighbors in Williamson County
Bucy, Flannigan team up to serve HD 136

April 3, 2020

Texas Workforce Commission Overflowing With Unemployment Claims
Texas Workforce Commission Overflowing With Unemployment Claims
Has COVID-19 exposed the flaws in an inadequate state system?

April 3, 2020

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