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Austin ISD employee Rosa Montalvo hands lunch to parents parked outside Dawson Elementary School. The district has been offering meals while schools are closed.
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We'll be updating this story throughout the day Friday with the latest local news on the coronavirus pandemic. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from Thursday, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

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This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Thursday, April 2. Read live updates from Friday here. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from Wednesday, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

The downtown Austin skyline during the coronavirus pandemic.
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This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Wednesday, April 1. Read Thursday's live updates here. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from Tuesday, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

The Fairmont hotel displayed a heart on its facade during the coronavirus pandemic on March 23.
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This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Tuesday, March 31. Read Wednesday's live updates here.

Caution tape is placed over tables at Mueller Lake Park. The city has closed park amenities in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Monday, March 30. Read Tuesday's live updates here. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from the weekend, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

A Capital Metro bus displays a public health message during the coronavirus pandemic.
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This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Sunday, March 29. Read Monday's live updates here. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from Friday, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

The Fairmont Hotel is lit up with ATX inside a heart.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Austin Mayor Steve Adler commended Austinites this week for their work in physical distancing and cutting daily interactions by 50%. New models from UT Austin suggest we’ll need to cut those interactions even more – to 90% – to keep our health care system from being overloaded.

Adler joined KUT’s Jimmy Maas for All Things Considered to talk about getting those interactions down and slowing the spread of the coronavirus. 

A health care worker at Austin Regional Clinic during the coronavirus pandemic.
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We'll be updating this story throughout the day Friday with the latest local news on the coronavirus pandemic. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from Thursday, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Bars and restaurants on Sixth Street are closed and boarded up during the coronavirus pandemic.
Julia Reihs / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Thursday, March 26. Read Friday's live updates here. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from Wednesday, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

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A medic with Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services has tested positive for the coronavirus — the department's first employee to get infected.

A nearly empty parking lot in North Austin during the coronavirus pandemic.
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This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Wednesday, March 25. Read Thursday's live updates here. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from Tuesday, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Park-goers exercise at Vic Mathias Shores in South Austin on March 23. City leaders have encouraged Austinites to exercise and walk outside, as long as they stay six feet apart from other people.
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This post has updates from Tuesday, March 24. Read Wednesday's live updates here. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from Monday, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Shoppers practice social distancing while waiting to go in the H-E-B in South Austin on Monday.
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This page has updates from Monday, March 23. Read Tuesday's live updates here. If you'd like to go through a roundup of COVID-19 news from over the weekend, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

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This post has a roundup of local coronavirus news from the weekend of March 22-23. If you'd like to go through Monday's live updates, read them here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Customers who are over 60 can now have H-E-B groceries delivered to their home.
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We'll be updating this story throughout the day Friday with the latest local news on the coronavirus. If you'd like to go through a roundup of Thursday’s news on COVID-19, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

A United States Postal Service employee delivers mail while wearing a mask and gloves on March 27.
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KUT's photographers are documenting the changes to daily life that a pandemic has brought to the Austin area — from a safe distance.

A man wearing a face mask walks in the Hancock neighborhood of Austin during the coronavirus pandemic.
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We'll be updating this story throughout the day Thursday with the latest local news on the coronavirus. If you'd like to go through a roundup of Wednesday’s news on COVID-19, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

A man in protective gear takes down information from a driver at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

We'll be updating this story throughout the day Wednesday with the latest local news on the coronavirus. If you'd like to go through a roundup of Tuesday’s news on COVID-19, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

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From Texas Standard:

The future of the school year in Texas is uncertain, but what kids and parents are experiencing now isn't just one long spring break. For some little ones who are used to play dates and fun, uncertainty about the future, changes in routine and missing their friends can all take a toll. So how do you talk to your kids about coronavirus without alarming them?

A lone person carries toilet paper and a bag of items.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

We'll be updating this story throughout the day Tuesday with the latest local news on the coronavirus. If you'd like to go through a roundup of Monday’s news on COVID-19, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email it to us at news@KUT.org

Dawson Elementary School closes on Friday, March 13 following the first confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Austin.
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We'll be updating this story throughout the day Monday with the latest local news on the coronavirus. If you'd like to go through a roundup of Sunday's news on COVID-19, read it here. If you have a news tip or question, email it to us at news@KUT.org. 

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We'll share live updates on how the coronavirus is affecting Austin and Central Texas throughout the weekend. Have a news tip? Email us at news@kut.org.

A sign on Guadalupe tells drivers to stay home if they are feeling sick.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

We'll share live updates on how the coronavirus is affecting Austin and Central Texas throughout the day. Have a news tip? Email us at news@kut.org.

City and health officials gather at City Hall on March 6 to announce South by Southwest's closure.
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The city is sharing additional details on the first confirmed coronavirus cases in Central Texas, Friday morning. 

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KUT hosted a special hour of Morning Edition to answer your questions about the coronavirus. For the past week, we've been taking listener and reader questions and have assembled a panel of experts to answer some of those questions.

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We'll share live updates on how the coronavirus is affecting Austin and Central Texas throughout the day. Have a news tip? Email us at news@kut.org.

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This is an archived post for March 10, 2020. Find live updates for March 11 here. Have a news tip? Email us at news@kut.org.

The current downtown Red Line metro station for Capital Metro in downtown Austin.
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From new rail line discussions to a public hearing on gun control, here's what's going on in Austin this week. 

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South by Southwest brings in a huge amount of money for local businesses and the community, and the festival could be just the first of several big events called off amid fears of the coronavirus.

Small businesses, gig workers and others who depend on these events for income will struggle, and the ripple effects could be felt for a long time.

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