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City of Austin Scales Back on Some Public Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
City of Austin officials announced Sunday, March 15, that all public library branches, golf courses, athletic programs, recreation and cultural centers, and the Austin Animal Center will be closed to the public March 16-30.

7:00AM Mon. Mar. 16, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Mayor Bans Gatherings of 250+ People
Updated Saturday, March 14, 7:10pm: Mayor Steve Adler ordered on Saturday evening the prohibition of all community gatherings of 250 people or more anywhere in Austin-Travis County "for the next few weeks," a move other communities have taken to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

7:10PM Sat. Mar. 14, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

AISD Board Votes to Give Superintendent Broadened Authority
Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees has granted Superintendent Paul Cruz authority to take “immediate action” on coronavirus prevention as “necessary to be able to minimize the impact to students, staff, families, and the community.”

2:51PM Sat. Mar. 14, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

The Latest on COVID-19 and Its Effects on Austin
At a Friday afternoon press conference, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was declaring a State of Disaster in all Texas counties, which he said would allow the state more flexibility to meet anticipated needs as the outbreak progresses.

4:30PM Fri. Mar. 13, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

Utility Shut-offs, Evictions, Court Dates Suspended Due to Pandemic
In response to the spread of COVID-19, Austinites who are unable to pay their utility bills will not have their service shut off, per an announcement from Austin Energy. The decision to suspend indefinitely service disconnections came hours after the city's first cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus were confirmed.

4:15PM Fri. Mar. 13, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Gov. Abbott Announces State of Disaster, Urges Texans Not to Hoard
Flanked by Texas State Department of Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt and Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, Gov. Greg Abbott today tried to reassure Texans about the current health crisis spurred by coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.

3:48PM Fri. Mar. 13, Margaret Nicklas Read More | Comment »

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Austinites Without Housing?
As Austin and Travis County residents begin to grapple with a new reality that includes proactive avoidance of public spaces and self-quarantine at home, what can be done for our neighbors who live in public spaces because they have no homes to go to?

3:45PM Fri. Mar. 13, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Coronavirus Impacts in Austin
Our weekly half-hour show on KOOP 91.7 FM is devoted to – what else? – the novel coronavirus.

3:30PM Fri. Mar. 13, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Amid Coronavirus, Labor Advocates Call on State to End Attack on Paid Sick Leave
Despite a declared global pandemic and now-dozens of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Texas, state leaders have yet to budge in their ongoing efforts to halt paid sick leave for Texas workers.

3:26PM Fri. Mar. 13, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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