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A sign marks the entrance for a mobile COVID-19 testing site off Interstate 35 in North Austin.
Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Monday, July 6. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

People walk along South Congress Avenue wearing masks on Wednesday.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Friday, July 3. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

City of Austin volleyball courts, tennis courts and other park amenities will remain closed after the Fourth of July holiday.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Thursday, July 2. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

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Dell Medical School professor Dr. Rama Thyagarajan, an infectious disease specialist, joined KUT Wednesdeay for a livestreamed discussion about using plasma to treat the coronavirus.

A woman wears a face mask and gloves during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Wednesday, July 1. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

A sign at the entrance to Austin Public Health's drive-thru coronavirus testing site.
Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Tuesday, June 30. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

A vote sign outside the Ben Hur Shrine Temple.
Julia Reihs / KUT

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La votación anticipada para la segunda vuelta de las primarias del 14 de julio, y una elección especial, comienza este 29 de junio. El gobernador Greg Abbott retrasó las elecciones debido a la pandemia del coronavirus y amplió el período de votación anticipada en respuesta a preocupaciones  sobre los posibles riesgos para la salud de votar en persona.

Austin Public Health's drive-thru coronavirus testing site in North Austin.
Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Monday, June 29. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

A vote sign outside the Ben Hur Shrine Temple.
Julia Reihs / KUT

Lee esta historia en español. 

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoffs and special election starts June 29. Gov. Greg Abbott delayed the elections because of the coronavirus pandemic and extended the early voting period due to health concerns about in-person voting.

If you live in Central Texas, here are all the races that might appear on your ballot. 

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Our Now What? discussion series, exploring what we need to know about COVID-19 moving forward, continues Wednesday, July 1, with Dr. Rama Thyagarajan, an assistant professor of internal medicine at UT's Dell Medical School. 

Shoppers at Barton Creek Square wear face coverings.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Friday, June 26. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

An employee at the Domain wears a face mask.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Thursday, June 25. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

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El gobernador Greg Abbott suspendió las cirugías y procedimientos médicos electivos en los hospitales de los condados de Travis, Bexar, Dallas y Harris mientras las hospitalizaciones por el COVID-19 aumentan en todo Texas.

Spencer Selvidge / KUT

Lee esta historia en español. 

Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended elective surgeries and procedures at hospitals in Travis, Bexar, Dallas and Harris counties as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge across Texas.

A mural on Sixth Street by @noted.tx on May 21.
Michael Minasi / KUT

What's behind the recent surge in coronavirus cases across Texas and what can we do about it? Dr. Liz Douglass from Dell Medical School joined us Wednesday afternoon for a live conversation to answer those questions.

Flags mark the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Texas.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Wednesday, June 24. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

An employee at Little Woodrow's on West Sixth Street wears a mask on May 22.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Tuesday, June 23. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Under Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to reopen the economy, bars can be open at 50% capacity and restaurants at 75% capacity.
Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Monday, June 22. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Under Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to reopen the economy, bars can be open at 50% capacity inside. Outdoors, there are no capacity limit.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Sunday, June 21. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Under Gov. Greg Abbott's phased-in plan to reopen the economy, bars in Texas can operate at 50% capacity indoors. Capacity limits do not apply outside.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Saturday, June 20. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Friday, June 19. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Statues from the Juneteenth memorial at the George Washington Carver Museum.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Calls have been mounting to make Juneteenth a national holiday amid protests for police reforms and racial justice. Juneteenth commemorates the day when African-Americans who were enslaved in Galveston in 1865 found out they were free – more than two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

A week after many UT Austin football student-athletes returned to campus for voluntary workouts, 13 players have tested positive or are presumed positive for COVID-19.

Some people wear face masks on East Sixth Street on May 22.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

A record 220 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Travis County on Wednesday evening. The previous record was 161 new cases on June 9. 

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Dell Medical School epidemiologist Darlene Bhavnani joined us Wednesday for a live conversation about what you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19.

Some shoppers at Barton Creek Square wear masks on May 1.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Austin Public Health reported 107 new COVID-19 cases in Travis County on Tuesday evening, down from 119 reported on Monday. No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler talks to media at a mask donation event in May.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

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Desde que el gobernador Greg Abbott permitió que los negocios de todo el estado reabrieran y que el uso de máscaras no fuera obligatorio, los líderes de la ciudad y del condado han estado instando a sus comunidades a tomar el asunto en sus propias manos para frenar la propagación del COVID-19. 

Austin Mayor Steve Adler talks to media at a mask donation event in May.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Lee esta historia en español.

Since Gov. Greg Abbott has allowed businesses across the state to reopen and rendered mask-wearing unenforceable, city and county leaders have been urging their communities to take matters into their own hands to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

A sign at La Holla on West Sixth Street encourages customers to wear face coverings on May 22.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Austin Public Health reported 119 new COVID-19 cases in Travis County on Monday evening. The county also had two more deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 106. 

Customers dine on Perla's outdoor patio on South Congress Avenue on May 22.
Michael Minasi / KUT

Here's the latest news on COVID-19 in the Austin area for Friday, June 12. Click here for updates from Thursday. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

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