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.

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

Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus
Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus
The most at risk

March 19, 2020

<i>Chronicle</i> Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Chron Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Staff member self-quarantined on first symptoms

March 18, 2020

University of Texas Classes Move Online for Remainder of Spring Semester
University of Texas Classes Move Online for Remainder of Spring Semester
Students will also have to vacate residence halls

March 18, 2020

Livestreaming in the Age of Quarantine
Livestreaming in the Age of Quarantine
Austin musicians “going live” instead of playing live

March 18, 2020

Austin Closes Bars, Dining Rooms in Latest COVID-19 Measures
Austin Closes Bars, Dining Rooms in Latest COVID-19 Measures
Gatherings of 10 or more prohibited; orders in effect through May 1

March 17, 2020

AFS Cinema, Violet Crown Closing Temporarily During COVID-19 Outbreak
AFS Cinema, Violet Crown Closing Temporarily During COVID-19 Outbreak
Arthouse cinemas follow national chains

March 17, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: Pandemic's Effect on Travel
Day Trips & Beyond: Pandemic's Effect on Travel
Out of town closings due to the threat of COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Austin Expected to Shut Down Bars, Dining and More Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Austin Expected to Shut Down Bars, Dining and More Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Adler, Eckhardt to announce next steps 11am Tuesday, March 17

March 16, 2020

Alamo Drafthouse Closes All Locations
Alamo Drafthouse Closes All Locations
Local chain pledges $2 million to assist those affected

March 16, 2020

10 Cases of COVID-19 Now Reported in Travis County, and the Rest of the Day's Developments
10 Cases of COVID-19 Now Reported in Travis County, and the Rest of the Day's Developments
We round up the latest closures, take-out options, and more

March 16, 2020

Patreon Announces Weird Stream-A-Thon to Help After SXSW Cancellation
Patreon Announces Weird Stream-A-Thon to Help After SXSW Cancellation
Three-hour streaming event to raise funds for affected artists

March 16, 2020

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine
Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options
Support local business while maintaining your social distance

March 16, 2020

If You Have To Leave The House, Why Not Donate Blood?
If You Have To Leave The House, Why Not Donate Blood?
Hospitals could face critical shortages as outbreak disrupts drives

March 16, 2020

Austin Family & Kids' Activities in the Time of Coronavirus
Family Activities in the Time of Coronavirus
Get creative and cure cabin fever

March 16, 2020

Austin Donation and Volunteer Opportunities During Coronavirus Outbreak
COVID-19 Community Opportunities
Ways to help your neighbor during this trying time

March 16, 2020

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands

March 16, 2020

BookPeople Is Temporarily Closed – But Still Ready to Sell You Books & More
BookPeople Goes Online
Free delivery, curbside pick-up, staff recos – activate!

March 16, 2020

Cinemas and Coronavirus: How Theaters are Responding
Cinemas and Coronavirus: How Theaters are Responding
New seat layouts, increase hygiene all promised

March 16, 2020

AISD: No Classes Until April 3, Preparing for Distance Learning
AISD: No Classes Until April 3, Preparing for Distance Learning
Schools to provide curbside meals at 14 sites amid COVID-19 concerns

March 16, 2020

José Garza Calls for Jail Changes To Reduce COVID-19 Danger
José Garza Calls for Jail Changes To Reduce COVID-19 Danger
D.A. candidate calls for fewer arrests, more releases

March 16, 2020

Local, State Health Leaders Try to Keep Up with COVID-19
Local, State Health Leaders Try to Keep Up with COVID-19
Six known cases in Travis County but actual number likely higher

March 16, 2020

City of Austin Scales Back on Some Public Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
City Scales Back Some Public Services
Essential services including public safety, utilities continue

March 16, 2020

Mayor Bans Gatherings of 250+ People
Mayor Bans Gatherings of 250+ People
New order aims to slow transmission of COVID-19

March 14, 2020

AISD Board Votes to Give Superintendent Broadened Authority
AISD Board Expands Superintendent's Authority
Resolution lets Cruz take "immediate action" on COVID-19 response

March 14, 2020

The Latest on COVID-19 and Its Effects on Austin
The Latest on COVID-19 and Its Effects on Austin
Our News team's ongoing coverage of events in Austin and Texas

March 13, 2020

Utility Shut-offs, Evictions, Court Dates Suspended Due to Pandemic
Utility Shut-offs, Evictions Suspended
City and county officials aim to soften economic blow of COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Gov. Abbott Announces State of Disaster, Urges Texans Not to Hoard
Abbott Declares State of Disaster
Governor says more facilities will have testing capabilities soon

March 13, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Affect Austinites Without Housing?
COVID-19 Impacts on Homeless Population
For shelters, shutting down is "beyond the worst-case scenario"

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Impacts in Austin
Coronavirus Impacts in Austin
The Austin Chronicle Show on KOOP FM talks COVID-19

March 13, 2020

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