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.

Day Trips: Potty Breaks
Day Trips: Potty Breaks
Alternatives to public restrooms when traveling

July 16, 2020

Mental Health Crisis Plan Still Lags Behind Austin’s Needs
Mental Health Crisis Plan Still Lags Behind Austin’s Needs
Trying to change how the emergency response apparatus handles mental health calls

July 16, 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

Enlisting Robots in the Battle Against COVID
Enlisting Robots in the Battle Against COVID
An Austin robotics company receives CARES Act funding to partially automate COVID-19 testing

July 16, 2020

Local Couple Provides Red Beans and Rice to a Hungry Community
Local Couple Provides Red Beans and Rice to a Hungry Community
Maris Clegg and Chris Cubas offer some community nourishment

July 9, 2020

COVID-19 CODE RED: Austin Moves Into Crisis Mode
COVID-19 CODE RED: Austin Moves Into Crisis Mode
Austin Public Health: "We are in a very dangerous situation in Texas"

July 9, 2020

AGLIFF Presses Play on <i>The Capote Tapes</i>
AGLIFF Presses Play on The Capote Tapes
LGBTQIA+ film festival announces online lineup for 2020

July 8, 2020

Fantastic Fest Canceled For 2020
Fantastic Fest Canceled For 2020
Alamo's genre festival hopes to be back in 2021

July 7, 2020

How to Enjoy the Fourth of July Safely, Responsibly, and Lawfully in Austin
How to Enjoy the Fourth of July Safely, Responsibly, and Lawfully in Austin
City issues a reminder of what is allowed under local and state orders

July 3, 2020

Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks in Public
Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks in Public
There are a few exceptions to the rule

July 2, 2020

We Have an Issue: Ready to Roll?
We Have an Issue: Ready to Roll?
The film industry prepares to reopen during a pandemic. Plus: How to be a true patriot this Fourth of July.

July 2, 2020

Robert Rodriguez Brings His Next Project Back to Austin to Trailblaze Safe Production Protocols
Robert Rodriguez Brings His Next Project Back to Austin to Trailblaze Safe Production Protocols
Troublemaking in the time of pandemic

July 2, 2020

Austin’s Downtown Bar Scene Rides a Malfunctioning Roller Coaster
Austin’s Downtown Bar Scene Rides a Malfunctioning Roller Coaster
Local business owners attempt to navigate an impossible situation

July 2, 2020

Nursing-Home Families Want Answers as COVID Comes Back
Nursing-Home Families Want Answers as COVID Comes Back
Still seeking safety as the data remains unclear

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
A Primer on the Texas Guidelines for Film Production in a Pandemic
The ABCs of lockdown filmmaking

July 2, 2020

Right Now, COVID-19 Is “Spreading Quickly in an Uncontrolled Fashion”
Right Now, COVID-19 Is “Spreading Quickly in an Uncontrolled Fashion”
All of a sudden, is it too late?

July 2, 2020

Pandemic Production: Yvonne Boudreaux, Art Director
Yvonne Boudreaux, Art Director
“The plan is to get a plan”

July 2, 2020

Public Notice: Pushing Our Limits
Public Notice: Pushing Our Limits
Time to take COVID matters into our own hands

July 2, 2020

Pandemic Production: Karen Wacker, Producer
Karen Wacker, Producer
“It’s not fun telling a whole bunch of people that they’re not going to be working for a long time”

July 2, 2020

Pandemic Production: Meredith Johns, FX Artist
Meredith Johns, FX Artist
“Grab what you need from the trailer, we don’t know when we’re coming back”

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
Child custody & COVID-19

July 2, 2020

ACC Is Almost Entirely Online and Students Are Enrolling in Droves
ACC Is Almost Entirely Online and Students Are Enrolling in Droves
Start here. Stay home?

July 2, 2020

Pandemic Production: Justin Kirchhoff, Director/Director of Photography
Justin Kirchhoff, Director/DP
“If you're not comfortable wearing a mask, you won't be on set."

July 2, 2020

Alamo Drafthouse Lays Off Furloughed Staff
Alamo Drafthouse Lays Off Furloughed Staff
88 staff reported to have lost their jobs in massive cuts

July 1, 2020

Police Association Accuses Protesters of Giving Cops COVID-19
Police Association Accuses Protesters of Giving Cops COVID-19
So here’s a photo gallery of officers not wearing masks at protests

July 1, 2020

ACL Festival Cancels 2020 Event
ACL Festival Cancels 2020 Event
Citing safety concerns, organizers look forward to 2021

July 1, 2020

Miss Lavelle White Says “Keep Your Mask On”
Miss Lavelle White Says “Keep Your Mask On”
“Please, do it for me!” implores veteran R&B vocalist

June 30, 2020

Coming Attractions
Coming Attractions
Our guide to which Austin-area cinemas (may) re-open in July

June 30, 2020

Amid COVID Surge, City of Austin to Close City Parks, Barton Springs Pool
Amid COVID Surge, City of Austin to Close City Parks, Barton Springs Pool
Officials fear holiday weekend will give virus a transmission boost

June 29, 2020

Abbott Orders Bars Closed, Restaurant Capacity Dropped
Abbott Orders Bars Closed, Restaurant Capacity Dropped
Governor reverses reopening plan as COVID-19 cases surge in Texas

June 26, 2020

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