Rural Texas hospitals struggle to stay open amid COVID-19 pandemic

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — Some rural hospitals are hardly seeing patients right now. After Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the ban on non-essential hospital visits three weeks ago, people still aren’t heading to those facilities. If rural hospitals do…

Austin allocating far less in rental assistance during COVID-19 crisis compared to other Texas cities

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — Central Texas Interfaith (CTI) is calling on Austin city leaders to allocate $40 million to help renters struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.  Earlier this month, the City of Austin announced it would release $1.2…

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says Austin, Travis County COVID-19 public health orders ‘unlawful,’ issues warning

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a letter to Travis County and the city of Austin, warning some requirements in the city and county’s stay-at-home orders are unlawful and must change to…

‘Everything that I thought might happen is happening now’: Austin nurse describes current fight against COVID-19

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — On the final day of National Nurses Week, we honor those on the frontlines who are going above and beyond to not only help COVID-19 patients in Austin but across the country. KVUE spoke…

‘My waitlist has basically quadrupled’ l Austin surgeon works to address huge backlog in patients as more elective surgeries can resume this week

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas governor’s restrictions on elective surgeries amid the coronavirus pandemic have now expired, and starting this week, surgeons are getting ready to help more patients. Gov. Greg Abbott banned all non-emergency surgeries in…

Coronavirus update in Austin, Central Texas: May 11, 2020

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, news in the Austin area. Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE’s May 11 live blog. COVID-19…

Reusing PPE and an increase in patients has Texas doctor concerned

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — It’s an issue that has affected hospitals and clinics around the country: lack of private protective gear but one Texas doctor told KVUE the healthcare community shouldn’t have this issue.  “There’s not a limitation…

UT Austin reveals part of its plan for 2020 fall semester

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin hosted a press conference on Friday over Zoom for university leaders to plan the fall semester. They will announce these plans as they evolve, with the resolution by…

Austin-Travis County stay home order extended, Mayor Adler says

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — Austin city leaders announced they are extending the Stay Home, Work Safe orders in Austin-Travis County. This comes as more Texas businesses begin to reopen Friday, May 8, as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s…

Austin woman reunites with best friend in emotional FaceTime after COVID-19 left him on a ventilator

KVUE AUSTIN, Texas — Alli Gluecklich and Adrian McNair barely go a day without sending each other some kind of message, but when McNair tested positive for the coronavirus, their jokes and laughs were put on hold in…