COVID-19 Articles

Updates for the Texas Book Festival
September 15, 2021
Due to the rising cases in COVID-19 in the Austin area and beyond, the Texas Book Festival has announced several changes to lineup and location. While it will still be a hybrid event, now...
Travis County in Stage 5
August 5, 2021
Last week, Travis county made its way past the threshold for Stage 5 – this being the highest on the danger scale. Though cases are mostly among unvaccinated populations, fully vaccinated individuals may be asked...
Austin ISD to Offer Online Learning
July 28, 2021
With COVID-19 cases rising again in the Austin area, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Monday about the upcoming school year. In the meeting they decided to offer online...
Ken Rawlins Launches Fitness App
January 12, 2021
Celebrity trainer, nutritionist and body transformation specialist Ken Rawlins launches a new fitness app SCULPT. Features include a nutritional guide and innovative virtual training techniques proven to keep users motivated through evolving exercises and engaging regimens. Plus...
Austin to Stage 5 Restrictions
December 23, 2020
Due to the growing number of cases and hospitalizations in the Austin area,  the city moved back to Stage 5 restrictions. Citizens are encouraged to practice extreme caution over the holiday season and avoid...
State Hospitals Receive First Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine
December 17, 2020
According to a press release from The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the commission announced Thursday that it received the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for state hospitals in Austin, San Antonio, Terrell...
Eberly Reopens!
December 15, 2020
After almost 9 months, the Austin favorite reopens! Having closed their doors mid-March due to the pandemic, everyone is looking forward to being able to safely enjoy their food once again.
Lime Relaunches JUMP bikes in ATX
October 12, 2020
In order to help people in Austin travel socially distanced and in open air, Lime has partnered with Electric Cab North America (eCab) in order to relaunched their JUMP bikes in the area. The...
Virtual 3-day ACL Fest 2020
October 7, 2020
A virtual experience to keep the love of music alive even during the pandemic. The three day event will feature artists performing from unique Austin park locations around town, backstage interviews, classic tappings from...
SXSW Announces Online Aspect For 2021
September 23, 2020
In order to navigate the challenges the novel virus has offered, SXSW has announced an online aspect for 2021. This, however, does not rule out the possibility for an in-person SXSW. To learn more...
More “Healthy Streets” in Austin for Walking, Running & Biking
July 14, 2020
More streets around Austin, TX have been closed to vehicular traffic to allow space for running, walking & biking while maintaining safe social distancing.  The closures are a continuation of the Austin Transportation Department...
ACL Music Festival Will Not Happen in 2020
July 2, 2020
ACL Music Festival is now scheduled for October 1-3 & October 8-10, 2021.  “The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the entire Austin community remains our highest priority,” states ACL’s ...
Texas Youth Leagues Open To Continue Games Today
June 15, 2020
Youth sports across the state can begin to play games starting today, June 15th.  The ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic leaves many league directors questioning how to safely hold games and when is...
Austin Area Coronavirus Update
June 3, 2020
Here are some useful graphs showing the latest coronavirus statistics in the Austin area and statewide.
Healthy Streets Initiative
May 21, 2020
Austin Transportation is working to create places that promote physical and mental health by closing select local streets to through traffic.  Healthy Streets will be low traffic areas where people can feel more comfortable...
Governor Abbott’s Strike Force To Open Texas
May 19, 2020
We’re excited to see the city’s engine beginning to kick back into gear.  Be safe out there! Open as of May 18, 2020 Gyms/Exercise Facilities (25%) Manufacturers (25%) Offices (The greater of 10 individuals...
Crux Climbing Center Announces Phased Reopening Plans in Compliance With City of Austin
May 18, 2020
Crux Climbing Center (Crux) will reopen its South Congress location to members only starting Monday, May 25, according to a press release sent out on Monday. The gym plans to follow a multi-phase reopening...
Camp Gladiator Pivots Amid Global Pandemic
May 13, 2020
Following a #HustleAtHome campaign streamed on Facebook Live, Camp Gladiator launched a 6-week virtual workout challenge that boosted their engagement from 4,000 outdoor workouts per week to 10,000 Zoom workouts per week. The CG...
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