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 & Beyond: June Travel Updates
Day Trips & Beyond: June Travel Updates
Safe daytripping as coronavirus continues

June 26, 2020

Rooster Teeth Cancels RTX 2020
Rooster Teeth Cancels RTX 2020
After initial rescheduling, fan event returns in 2021

June 25, 2020

Robert Rodriguez Filming <i>Hypnotic</i> in July in Austin
Robert Rodriguez Filming Hypnotic in July in Austin
Hitchcockian thriller starring Ben Affleck moves from California

June 25, 2020

COVID-19 Confirmed at Taylor's ICE Detention Center
COVID-19 Confirmed at Taylor's ICE Detention Center
Still risking their lives

June 25, 2020

COVID-19: Mask Yourself. It’s the Law. (For Real.)
COVID-19: Mask Yourself. It’s the Law. (For Real.)
Masking and distancing now mandatory for all Austin businesses through Aug. 15

June 25, 2020

Drafthouse Announces Mandatory Masks, But No Opening Date
Drafthouse Announces Mandatory Masks, But No Opening Date
Alamo policy comes as AMC reverses course

June 19, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Water Park Updates From Around the State
Water Park Updates From Around the State
Daytripping in the age of a pandemic

June 19, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott Reverses Course on Face Masks
Gov. Greg Abbott Reverses Course on Face Masks
COVID-19 roars back and Abbott fails to lead ... again

June 19, 2020

We Have an Issue: If Dog Rabbit
We Have an Issue: If Dog Rabbit
Why taking the long view is essential to curbing COVID-19's spread

June 18, 2020

Austin Symphony Orchestra Keeps Playing From Beyond the Stage
Austin Symphony Orchestra Keeps Playing From Beyond the Stage
For the second time in its 109-year history, the ASO weathers a global pandemic

June 18, 2020

Austin at Large: The Way to Safety
Austin at Large: The Way to Safety
The cops are useless against COVID. But they have all the money.

June 18, 2020

As COVID Spikes, Austinites Implored to Make Good Choices
As COVID Spikes, Austinites Implored to Make Good Choices
Again, we must part

June 18, 2020

Texas Democrats Take Vote by Mail to the U.S. Supremes
Texas Democrats Take Vote by Mail to the U.S. Supremes
Texas Democratic Party and three under-65 voters ask Court to extend VBM to all Texas voters

June 18, 2020

ACL Live Postpones Fourth of July Concert Days After Announcement
ACL Live Postpones Fourth of July Concert Days After Announcement
Five-stage fest called off as Austin moves into Stage 4 Alert

June 17, 2020

Austin Pride Postpones Its 2020 Celebration for a Year
Austin Pride Postpones Its 2020 Celebration for a Year
LGBTQ org promises to be "Bigger. Better. Bolder" in 2021

June 16, 2020

With COVID-19 Cases Surging, City Moves to Stage 4 Alert
With COVID-19 Cases Surging, City Moves to Stage 4 Alert
Officials urge Austinites to "flatten the curve again"

June 15, 2020

City, County Officials Warn COVID-19 Is Surging
City, County Officials Warn COVID-19 Is Surging
Austin Public Health: "We have the ability to change this"

June 11, 2020

Austin Asian American Film Festival Goes Online
Austin Asian American Film Festival Goes Online
Celebration of shorts

June 11, 2020

Public Notice: You Know Things Are Bad When ...
Public Notice: You Know Things Are Bad When ...
Part 47 in a long series

June 11, 2020

IPic Will Be Second Austin Cinema to Reopen
IPic Will Be Second Austin Cinema to Reopen
Local branch of luxury chain firing up starting June 11

June 9, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
The Common Law
The stay at home order vs. the right to assembly (protest) and free speech

June 4, 2020

AISD Will Resume Classes in August, but What Will They Look Like?
AISD Will Resume Classes in August, but What Will They Look Like?
District mulls “blended approach” to reopening schools, schedules virtual conversations with parents, students, and staff

June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Coverage
Pools Reopen, but With New Rules
Expect temperature checks, required masks, and sign-ins when you return to city pools

June 4, 2020

What to Expect at Austin's Newly Reopened Pools
What to Expect at Austin's Newly Reopened Pools
New policies, fewer pools, and how to navigate them

June 2, 2020

Austin Reopens Some Public Services and Private Businesses
Austin Reopens Some Public Services and Private Businesses
Here's what you need to know before you head out

May 30, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Get ready for summer with Texas beaches and Texas peaches

May 29, 2020

Public Notice: Please, Can We Reopen Our Economy for Real?
Public Notice: Please, Can We Reopen Our Economy for Real?
“Open Texas” doesn’t go nearly far enough

May 28, 2020

More Help for Survivors During COVID Crisis
More Help for Survivors During COVID Crisis
Council approves $800,000 in RISE funding to Survive2Thrive

May 28, 2020

As Bars Go Wild, Austin Prepares for Inevitable Second Wave
As Bars Go Wild, Austin Prepares for Inevitable Second Wave
Miss the coronavirus? It'll be back!

May 28, 2020

Healthy Streets Program's Partial Closures Give Nondrivers Room
Healthy Streets Program's Partial Closures Give Nondrivers Room
Share the streets

May 28, 2020

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