Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: UT Austin updates mask guidance

kvue.com [ad_1] Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Wednesday, May 19. AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus and COVID-19 news in the Austin area.  Scroll...

Masks in Austin, Texas: City releases guidelines after CDC

kvue.com [ad_1] The CDC is now advising that those who are fully-vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors. AUSTIN, Texas — The CDC is no longer urging that those who are fully-vaccinated to wear...

Gov. Abbott issues executive order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks

kvue.com [ad_1] The Executive Order came hours after Austin city leaders had announced its updated masking rules, which left the mask mandate in effect through June 15. AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order Tuesday prohibiting...

Austin, TX moves to Stage 2 COVID-19 risk-based guidelines

kvue.com [ad_1] Austin Public Health officials announced the City and Travis County have moved to Stage 2. Here's what that means. AUSTIN, Texas — Austin public health officials announced Tuesday that the City and Travis County had moved...

Texas businesses react to Gov. Abbott ending federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits

kvue.com [ad_1] Starting June 26, Texans who are out of work will stop getting an extra $300 per week. AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is joining 18 other states in opting out of additional federal unemployment benefits that had...

UT researcher leading nation-wide study on CBD’s effects on anxiety

kvue.com [ad_1] Scientists have widely reported mental health concerns as a result of the pandemic. Dr. Mike Telch is looking at whether or not CBD oil curbs the effects of anxiety. AUSTIN, Texas — The COVID-19 pandemic has...

Low vaccination rates among Travis Co. Latino population

kvue.com [ad_1] The Travis County Latino community makes up almost 34% of the county's population but accounts for just 19% of vaccinations. AUSTIN, Texas — Vaccination rates for Austin's Latino community are alarming to some advocates, but they...

Big Austin events returning in 2021 as COVID pandemic slows

kvue.com [ad_1] Some of Austin's biggest gatherings are planning for in-person events in the months to come. AUSTIN, Texas — As COVID-19 cases decrease and vaccine demand fades across the Austin area, a handful of the city's biggest...

Austin’s boom stimulates rapid growth in Round Rock

kvue.com [ad_1] More than 30,000 people have moved to Round Rock since 2010, a 33% increase in the population. AUSTIN, Texas — Usually when people talk about the growth in Central Texas, all eyes turn toward Austin, a...

Austin, Texas COVID-19 Updates May 7, 2021

kvue.com [ad_1] Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Friday, May 7. AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer being updated. Click here for Saturday's blog. KVUE is keeping...