Austin, TX Coronavirus Updates & News For March 3

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The Travis County Sheriff’s Office reports 16 new cases of COVID-19 in its office and prison as of March 1.

The department announced that 14 inmates and two sheriff’s clerks were confirmed positive with the virus on Monday March 1. (Shutterstock / 3DJustincase)

AUSTIN, TX – The Travis County Sheriff’s office reported 16 new coronavirus cases in its office and jail on Monday … read more

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The music festival will host a personal event in 2021 after last year’s festival was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

AUSTIN, TX – The Austin City Limits Music Festival will host a personal event in 2021 after the 2020 festival is canceled due to COVID-19. Read more

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Some variants of COVID-19 are more contagious and researchers believe they can re-infect people who have already got the virus.

By Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune Keep wearing your mask and taking COVID-19 safety precautions, local health experts said Tuesday after Governor Greg Abbott announced plans to lift the statewide mask mandate and restrictions on businesses. “Despite the imminent lifting of the state mask mandate, we must continue our vigilance with masking, distancing and hand washing,” said Dr. Mark Escott, … read more

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