News Notes: Austin Public Health sets up another neighborhood COVID-19 testing site, other stories to know


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Public Health is setting up another neighborhood testing site for COVID-19 in a more under-served area of the city.

The new location will be at Givens Park on July 13. Others are already open at two Austin libraries: the Southeast and Little Walnut Creek branches. Testing sites are also happening in the Dove Springs and Rundberg areas.

In a video lasting less than five minutes, Amanda Dugan and Will DuPree discuss these other stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:

  • City leaders and health experts warn that Austin is nearing stage five of the risk chart because of the rising number of hospitalizations from COVID-19.
  • The union president for Austin educators will ask teachers to stay home this fall as part of an effort to offer only online classes during the pandemic.
  • KXAN and Family Eldercare are hosting a summer fan drive to help people stay cool this summer.

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