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A mural by Jomau on a boarded-up Sixth Street business on May 21.
Michael Minasi / KUT

KUT's Jennifer Stayton hosted a live conversation Wednesday about contact tracing with Dr. Parker Hudson, who leads the contact tracing team at UT Health Austin. Contact tracing is the work of identifying and isolating possible cases of a disease like COVID-19.

Protesters run away from I-35 after Austin police officers fired tear gas Sunday.
Michael Minasi / KUT

Austin City Council members have reconvened Friday morning after hearing from citizens for more than five hours Thursday about police violence during weekend protests.

People, some wearing face coverings, visit reopened businesses on East Sixth Street on May 22.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

We'll be updating this story throughout the day Wednesday with the latest local news on the coronavirus pandemic. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Thousands of face masks arrive in Austin to be distributed to construction workers on May 18.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Lauren Ancel Meyers' lab at UT Austin analyzes data and models scenarios for how things could play out with COVID-19. So what can the data tell us about where the pandemic is headed next? 

Protesters hold signs saying "Black Lives Matter" and "No justice, no peace."
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Demonstrators protested at the Capitol, through the streets of downtown Austin, outside police headquarters and on I-35 over the weekend, calling for justice in the police killings of unarmed black people.

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

We'll be updating this story throughout the day Monday with the latest local news on the coronavirus pandemic. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

A protester is arrested by Austin Police near City Hall Sunday afternoon.
Michael Minasi / KUT

Hundreds of people protesting the killings of George Floyd and Michael Ramos converged on Austin Police headquarters throughout the weekend, shutting down Interstate 35 several times and marching across downtown.

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La nueva pandemia del coronavirus ha provocado muchas preguntas e incertidumbre este año. ¿Cómo se transmite el virus? ¿Estoy en riesgo? ¿Qué es seguro hacer? Pero además de esas preocupaciones inmediatas, la pandemia está cambiando nuestras vidas para siempre en formas que sólo ahora estamos empezando a comprender.

Cars line up to receive food boxes during a Central Texas Food Bank emergency food relief distribution at Toney Burger Stadium on April 30.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

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.

A COVID-19 testing site off I-35.
Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Thursday, May 28. 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.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of Central Texas until midnight.

Tornadoes and large hail are possible, the NWS said. Wind could gust up to 80 mph.  

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

The novel coronavirus pandemic has prompted lots of questions and uncertainty this year. How is the virus transmitted? Am I at risk? What is safe to do? But in addition to those immediate concerns, the pandemic is changing our lives forever in ways that are only now we're starting to grasp.

East Austin bars and restaurants began to reopen May 22, including Lazarus Brewing Co.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Wednesday, May 27. 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.

A COVID-19 testing site off I-35.
Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Tuesday, May 26. 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.

Flowers are placed near a headstone at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas on Feb. 27, 2019.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Monday, May 25. Read Tuesday's live updates here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

People walk and ride bikes near Auditorium Shores and the Long Center on April 13.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

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.

Austin ISD serves curbside meals to students during the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Thursday, May 21. 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.

Barton Creek Square Mall opens for business in South Austin on May 1 as shopping centers were allowed to reopen in Texas.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Austin Public Health leaders hosted a live question-and-answer session with the media on the city's response to the coronavirus Wednesday. 

Sixth Street businesses are boarded up as bars closed at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael Minasi / KUT

In March, the coronavirus began to change Austin — the sounds, the music and the people within it. Over the past month, KUT and KUTX have been asking Austinites to write love letters to their empty city.

Protesters drove along I-35 during the coronavirus pandemic on May 1.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Wednesday, May 20. 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.

Austin ISD distributes meals to students at Josephine Houston Elementary in March.
Michael Minasi / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Tuesday, May 19. 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.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flew over Austin on Wednesday as a salute to frontline COVID-19 responders in Texas.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Monday, May 18. Read Tuesday's live updates here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

Cars line up to receive food boxes during a Central Texas Food Bank emergency food relief distribution at Toney Burger Stadium on April 30.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

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.

Michael Minasi / KUT

Los tejanos que reciben asistencia alimentaria ya pueden usar sus beneficios para comprar comestibles en Internet. 

La Comisión de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas informó que los beneficiarios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP, en inglés) pueden visitar el sitio web de los comercios participantes y usar su tarjeta Lone Star para comprar comestibles e ir a recogerlos en la acera o que se los entreguen en su domicilio. La nueva disposición entró en vigencia el miércoles 13 de mayo. 

People run and ride bikes near Auditorium Shores on Wednesday.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Thursday, May 14. 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.

An H-E-B employee completes a curbside pickup order during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

We'll be updating this story throughout the day Wednesday with the latest local news on the coronavirus pandemic. 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.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler speaks during a news conference announcing the cancellation of South by Southwest on March 6.
Julia Reihs / KUT

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La presentadora de la edición matutina de KUT, Jennifer Stayton, entrevistó al alcalde de Austin, Steve Adler, sobre cómo la ciudad está respondiendo a las órdenes de reapertura del gobernador Greg Abbott y para preguntarle sobre cómo la ciudad enfrente a la pandemia.

Puedes ver la conversación completa a continuación:

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over New York on April 28.
Kenneth Wilsey / FEMA

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Tuesday, May 12. 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.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler speaks during a news conference announcing the cancellation of South by Southwest on March 6.
Julia Reihs / KUT

KUT Morning Edition host Jennifer Stayton talked with Austin Mayor Steve Adler about how the city is responding to Gov. Greg Abbott’s reopening orders and to answer some of your questions about the city’s response to the pandemic.

Cisco's advertises food and margaritas to-go during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

This post has local news on the coronavirus pandemic from Monday, May 11. Read Tuesday's live updates here. If you have a news tip or question, email us at news@KUT.org.

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