Health & Human Services

Friday, November 20, 2020 by Jerry Quijano

Austin area moves to Stage 4 Covid-19 risk guidelines

Lee esta historia en español. Austin is now under Stage 4 coronavirus risk guidelines, interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott announced Thursday, following an increase in hospitalizations and cases. Under these guidelines, the public is urged to avoid…

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Aiden Snasdell

Austin’s HIV Planning Council takes on an epidemic amid a pandemic

This year has presented unique challenges to the HIV Planning Council, leading to new ways of delivering medication, virtual doctor visits and a newfound emphasis on mental health services. The HIV Planning Council is a group of volunteers appointed by…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Andrew Weber

Officials say Austin will see a second Covid-19 surge, unless people recommit to social distancing

Health officials are pleading with Austinites to avoid gatherings and get tested for Covid-19 as cases and hospitalizations approach the same levels seen in June, right before the first surge. Over the past month, the Austin area doubled its moving…

Friday, November 6, 2020 by Andrew Weber

Austin’s seeing its highest Covid cases since August. Most of those cases are among younger people.

Active Covid-19 cases in Austin have hit their highest levels since August, a rise Austin Public Health officials have largely pinned on 20- to 39-year-olds. In an announcement Thursday morning, health officials said more than half of positive tests in…

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

City tracks $450M cost of Covid

About eight months in, the Covid-19 pandemic has cost the city $449.9 million. The total, according to an Oct. 30 memo from Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo, represents the initial $271.6 spending framework approved by City Council in May…

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Jerry Quijano

Austin’s top doctor warns November Covid surge could be worse and last longer than the first

There is a 100 percent probability that the coronavirus epidemic is growing in the Austin metro area, according to modeling from the University of Texas Modeling Consortium. As other areas across Texas – most notably El Paso – experience new…

Back to Top