Austin, TX Coronavirus Updates & News For March 14

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Experts say testing is still a critical step as Texas continues to deal with the pandemic.

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From Anna Canizales: The Texas Tribune’s COVID-19 tests have fallen to their lowest level since last fall in Texas, and health experts say the trend reflects the general improvement over the course of the statewide pandemic. During February’s winter storm, when millions of Texans had no access to electricity or water, testing rates fell for the first time since … read more

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Austin tenants economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for city funding for rental support.

AUSTIN, TX – Amid the ongoing pandemic, Austin residents can benefit from the City of Austin Department of Housing and Planning (HPD) and the City of Austin Housing Authority’s updated Rental Needs Assistance (RENT) program for the City of Austin (HACA) for 2021 . After the US Treasury Department as part of …

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The number of bankruptcy filings in Travis County was down over the past year, but experts believe they will increase in the years to come.

SOUTH AUSTIN, TX – The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in sharp economic fluctuations over the past year that have driven many businesses and families into economic uncertainty and, in some cases, total collapse. Even so, the number of national bankruptcies filed in 2020 was the lowest since 1986 and almost 30 percent lower than in 2019. However, many experts believe that bankruptcies will increase in the coming years. The federal judicial system was … read more

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