Texas Tops 200K Coronavirus Cases

Austin, TX Patch AUSTIN, TX — Texas reached a grim milestone as it grapples with rising rates of the coronavirus, reaching the 200,000 mark on Monday. Additionally, 18 more people died o the illness in bringing the historical…

Austin Public Health opens 2 new COVID-19 testing sites to better serve Latino, Black communities

kvue.com The new sites are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. AUSTIN, Texas — On Monday, Austin Public Health (APH) opened two new COVID-19 testing sites to better serve the city’s Latino and Black communities. The new sites – located…

COVID-19 changes Leander ISD graduation plans again

Rudy Koski COVID-19 changes Leander ISD graduation plans again Under the plan, parents, not school administrators, will give out diplomas and turn tassels. LEANDER, Texas – Gupton Stadium will continue to be the location where all Leander ISD…

More hospitalizations bring Austin-Travis County to the brink of shutdown again

kvue.com As the seven-day average of COVID-19 hospitalizations rises, Austin may be forced to return operations to what they were in April. AUSTIN, Texas — On Monday, the seven-day average of daily COVID-19 hospitalizations in Austin-Travis County jumped…

Texans’ Concerns About COVID-19 Declined as Pandemic Worsened

Rachel White AUSTIN, Texas — As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations was increasing in June, Texans expressed less concern about the threat of the virus than they did in April and were much…

Pandemic learning: Thousands of Texas State students may be charged hundreds of dollars in online fees

taherarahman SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN)– A fee for online courses is set to go into effect for Texas State students taking Summer II and Fall classes. The fee is $50 per credit hour for classes that are fully…

‘I came here for a reason’: What it’s like to stay at Austin’s COVID-19 isolation facility

averytravis AUSTIN (Texas) — The Fourth of July weekend looked very different for one Austin man — spending the holiday inside his room at the City’s isolation facility with COVID-19. “I turned it into my home because I…

Austin 311: Fireworks and coronavirus complaints

MSN Over the weekend, Austin 311 call-takers had to deal with both fireworks and coronavirus safety non-compliance complaints. AUSTIN, Texas — With the use of most fireworks not legal within Austin city limits, complaints of violations are not…

Poll Showcases Texas Residents’ Coronavirus Concerns

Austin, TX Patch AUSTIN, TX — As reported cases of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations increased in June, Texans expressed less concern about the threat of the virus than they did in April and were much less likely to…

Austin, Texas coronavirus: June 29 to July 5 deadliest week

kvue.com The 12-county KVUE viewing area saw 29 COVID-19 deaths in the week of June 29 to July 5, the deadliest single week since the pandemic began. AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE’s 12-county viewing area saw 29 new coronavirus…