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.

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

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

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

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