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Austin Expected to Shut Down Bars, Dining and More Amid COVID-19 Crisis
As the COVID-19 pandemic's scale becomes impossible to diminish, Austin is expected to join other major cities in Texas and across the U.S. in closing down restaurants, bars, and other gathering places tomorrow.

10:33PM Mon. Mar. 16, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

10 Cases of COVID-19 Now Reported in Travis County, and the Rest of the Day's Developments
It’s been another fast-moving day of developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.

7:06PM Mon. Mar. 16, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine
Austin’s thriving restaurant community is being forced to switch gears. As restrictions and guidelines surrounding COVID-19 continue to evolve, many restaurants are newly offering to go and take out options in addition to limiting hours and other operational edits (including ramping up sanitation to meet CDC and health code guidelines).

5:15PM Mon. Mar. 16, Jessi Cape, Wayne Alan Brenner, Emily Beyda and Zelly Martin Read More | Comment »

If You Have To Leave The House, Why Not Donate Blood?
Central Texas hospitals could face blood shortages as early as next week if donations don’t ramp up this week, Nick Canedo, vice president of community engagement at We are Blood, told the Chronicle Monday, March 16.

4:50PM Mon. Mar. 16, Margaret Nicklas Read More | Comment »

Austin Donation and Volunteer Opportunities During Coronavirus Outbreak
COVID-19 has affected everyone and everything, including local nonprofits. Business closures led to blood drives being canceled. Our food bank has an increased need for services. You may be wondering how you can help, so here's just a few ways. Find more on our Community page, and remember, online donations to your favorite charity are always a good idea.

4:10PM Mon. Mar. 16, Katherine McNevins Read More | Comment »

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Advocates from a large group of local social justice and advocacy organizations are calling on city and county leaders to step up and help those most marginalized in the community amid the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

4:00PM Mon. Mar. 16, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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AISD: No Classes Until April 3, Preparing for Distance Learning
The Austin Independent School District, which today began its scheduled spring break, announced it has canceled classes from March 23 through April 3 amid COVID-19 concerns.

1:50PM Mon. Mar. 16, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

José Garza Calls for Jail Changes To Reduce COVID-19 Danger
On Monday, March 16, José Garza, candidate for Travis County District Attorney, called on city and county law enforcement officials to radically change the way they administer criminal justice in response to COVID-19, focusing attention on the danger the virus poses to the 2,000 people locked up in Central Texas.

1:15PM Mon. Mar. 16, Brant Bingamon Read More | Comment »

Local, State Health Leaders Try to Keep Up with COVID-19
With federal leadership still halting at best, state and local officials have doubled down in the last few days to try to head off what may be a looming healthcare crisis in Central Texas and across the country, driven by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

12:00PM Mon. Mar. 16, Margaret Nicklas Read More | Comment »

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Alamo Adds Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday to Virtual Cinema Signature programs return online to keep community together

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