6 Austin Public Library locations to reopen Sundays
The Central Library, four branch libraries, and the Austin History Center will be open to the public on Sundays for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic starting September 11.
Free COVID-19 vaccine clinics around Travis County from August 2-5
Clinics are open to all eligible individuals without registration or appointment and require neither identification nor insurance. All vaccinations are free.
COVID exposure closes lobby of Justice of the Peace Precinct in Round Rock
The lobby will be closed to the public through Tuesday, August 2 to protect the health and safety of the community.
Lobby of Justice of the Peace Precinct in Taylor to remain closed due to COVID
The lobby will be closed to the public through Wednesday, July 27 to protect the health and safety of the community.
COVID exposure closes lobby of Justice of the Peace Precinct in Taylor
The lobby will be closed to the public through Friday, July 22 to protect the health and safety of the community.
Travis County to host free COVID-19 vaccine clinics July 19-22
No appointments are required for these clinics. Please check the details of events to confirm dates, locations, times, and age availability.
Indoor masking recommended for Independence Day celebrations
Texans are also being encouraged to stay home if they're experiencing symptoms, even if it’s just a scratchy throat or you think it’s “just allergies.”
CDC raises Travis County COVID-19 Community Level to medium
The Centers for Disease Control has raised the COVID-19 Community Level in Travis County to medium due to a recent uptick in the amount of virus spread and cases in Austin.
Austin Public Health expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to young children, babies
Austin Public Health is offering doses for all children 6 months through 5 years old at local clinics. Boosters are not currently recommended for this age group.
CDC upgrades Travis County's COVID-19 Community Level from low to medium
New COVID-19 case totals reached the threshold necessary to trigger additional preventive measures. Upgraded Risk-Based Guidelines include masking in many circumstances.
New omicron subvariants cause spike in COVID-19 cases in Austin area
The City of Austin is encouraging residents to stay proactive in protecting yourself against COVID-19 as two new omicron subvariants are causing cases to rise.
Experts say Texas is ready for latest COVID-19 uptick but advise caution
It’s still unclear what the increase in cases will mean for the state, but doctors and hospitals say Texas is better prepared to face a surge than before.
The U.S. census estimates it missed more than a half-million Texans during 2020 count
Immigrants, people living in poverty and non-English speakers were among the most likely to be missed, yet the crucial count received lackluster promotion by Texas state government.
3rd round of free COVID tests available to order now in US
An additional eight at-home tests are available for free this time around.
Travis County mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics canceled May 5 due to weather
Due to anticipated severe weather in Central Texas, Travis County's mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been canceled for Thursday, May 5
Pecan Street Festival returns to downtown Austin
The Pecan Street Festival is being held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 8 in downtown Austin.
Beto O’Rourke tests positive for COVID-19, says symptoms are mild
O’Rourke said he is vaccinated and boosted, and tests regularly while traveling the state. A campaign spokesperson said the candidate had no events scheduled for the week.
Austin to participate in national COVID cat study
The Austin Humane Society and the Austin Animal Center are participating in a study to determine if coronaviruses are circulating or mutating among animals.
Austin airport, CapMetro no longer requiring face masks after ruling
A federal judge claims the federal mask mandate was exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials. This court ruling now vacates the mandate.
It’s not over: COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in US
Yet again, the U.S. is trudging into what could be another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising nationally and in most states after a two-month decline.