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.

Where to Park Your Van or RV During Your Pandemic Road Trip
Where to Park Your Van or RV During Your Pandemic Road Trip
And other socially distanced camping tips

Aug. 20, 2020

ICE Quietly Renews 10-Year Contract With T. Don Hutto Detention Center
ICE Quietly Renews 10-Year Contract With T. Don Hutto Detention Center
Taylor prison houses largely asylum-seeking women and has been the subject of numerous accusations of abuse

Aug. 20, 2020

City, County Extend COVID-19 Orders for the Long Haul
City, County Extend COVID-19 Orders for the Long Haul
Mask mandate, ban on gatherings through December 15

Aug. 20, 2020

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane Reopening This Weekend
Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane Reopening This Weekend
First Austin location offering free Bill & Ted screenings

Aug. 18, 2020

Blanton and Umlauf Museums Are Open Again
Blanton and Umlauf Museums Are Open Again
Two iconic visual art hubs welcome the public again

Aug. 17, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-August Travel Updates
Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-August Travel Updates
Foeder for thought and a beer for a good cause

Aug. 14, 2020

We Have an Issue: Staying Present, Preparing for the Future
We Have an Issue: Staying Present, Preparing for the Future
This week’s cover story looks at how the pandemic is shaping architecture and design

Aug. 13, 2020

AISD Hires Stephanie Elizalde as Next Superintendent
AISD Hires Stephanie Elizalde as Next Superintendent
New leader assumes helm amid pandemic, equity challenges

Aug. 13, 2020

As Eviction Crisis Looms, Local Leaders Ramp Up Relief
As Eviction Crisis Looms, Local Leaders Ramp Up Relief
Help is on the way?

Aug. 13, 2020

Zoom Meetings Get a Puppy Makeover at Paz Veterinary
Zoom Meetings Get a Puppy Makeover at Paz Veterinary
And pups get some socialization in the process

Aug. 11, 2020

AISD Delays School Year Until September 8
AISD Delays School Year Until September 8
First eight weeks of classes could be mostly remote

Aug. 7, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: August Travel Updates
Day Trips & Beyond: August Travel Updates
The latest on safe travel during the pandemic

Aug. 6, 2020

A Wary Campus Community Readies for COVID at UT
A Wary Campus Community Readies for COVID at UT
Gone to Texas ... for now

Aug. 6, 2020

Roots Chicken Shak to Open at Revamped H-E-B Mueller Food Hall
Roots Chicken Shak to Open at Revamped H-E-B Mueller Food Hall
Chef Tiffany Derry proves that working moms should run the world

Aug. 6, 2020

Opinion: The Impossible Choice for Parents and Caregivers at the Border
Opinion: The Impossible Choice for Parents and Caregivers at the Border
The inhumane treatment of adults and children migrants must stop

Aug. 6, 2020

UT's RTF Department Changes Focus During the Pandemic
UT's RTF Department Changes Focus During the Pandemic
Revamped production curriculum emphasizes safety on the set

Aug. 6, 2020

Kissing Is Out, Glory Holes Are In for Students During Pandemic
Kissing Is Out, Glory Holes Are In for Students During Pandemic
Austin health professions talk safe sex practices

Aug. 6, 2020

The Challenges of Going Back to School
The Challenges of Going Back to School
Parents, teachers, and students share their anxieties over starting the fall semester while COVID-19 is still rampant

Aug. 6, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
Mask up, Austin (and stop bridge jumping into Lady Bird Lake)

Aug. 6, 2020

Moontower Comedy Festival Rescheduled
Moontower Comedy Festival Rescheduled
New dates for the annual event, setting up two jokes in 2021

Aug. 4, 2020

Bird Bird Biscuit Is Opening a New Location ... in the Middle of a Pandemic
Bird Bird Biscuit Is Opening a New Location ... in the Middle of a Pandemic
Co-owner Brian Batch on the values and practices his team thrives on

July 30, 2020

Rooster Teeth Takes Over the Internet For RTX at Home
Rooster Teeth Takes Over the Internet For RTX at Home
Three-day convention becomes 11 day streaming extravaganza

July 28, 2020

It’s Easier to Keep Austin Fed With a Kitchen
It’s Easier to Keep Austin Fed With a Kitchen
Local nonprofit fed thousands; needs a more permanent kitchen space

July 27, 2020

ATX Free Fridge Project Pops Up Outside Nixta Taqueria
ATX Free Fridge Project Pops Up Outside Nixta Taqueria
Free community groceries for food insecure neighborhoods

July 27, 2020

A Budget Forged in Crisis Looks Toward Long-Term Opportunities
A Budget Forged in Crisis Looks Toward Long-Term Opportunities
Resilience, rethinking, recovery

July 23, 2020

Q&A With City Manager Spencer Cronk
Q&A With City Manager Spencer Cronk
In his first sit-down interview with the Chronicle, Austin's CM discusses public safety, the budget, and next steps

July 23, 2020

Qmmunity: What a Weekend for Austin Drag and Cabaret
Qmmunity: What a Weekend for Austin Drag and Cabaret
Die Felicia, Fat Bottom Cabaret, and Bulimianne Rhapsody make magic with digital showcases

July 23, 2020

The Case of Michael Hickson Highlights Legal and Ethical Issues Around Who Receives Treatment During a Pandemic
The Case of Michael Hickson Highlights Legal and Ethical Issues Around Who Receives Treatment During a Pandemic
Who makes end-of-life decisions?

July 23, 2020

The Postponement of "Deborah Roberts: I'm" Let the Artist Make More Timely Art
The Postponement of "Deborah Roberts: I'm" Let the Artist Make More Timely Art
A pandemic delay allows Deborah Roberts to meet the moment in her upcoming show at the Contemporary Austin

July 23, 2020

Advocacy Group Pushes Back at UT's Reopening Strategy
Advocacy Group Pushes Back at UT's Reopening Strategy
UT grad students: COVID-19 plans are "inadequate" and "dangerous"

July 16, 2020

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