AUSTIN (KXAN) — The outlook is not looking good for large-scale events to potentially be held later this year in Austin, like Longhorn football games and the Austin City Limits music festival.
In a video lasting less than five minutes, Amanda Dugan and Will DuPree talk about the interim health authority for Austin-Travis County predicting that it may be too risky to hold events with more than 2,500 people at least through December. That may prevent fans from enjoying college football games or attending outdoor festivals.
Dugan and DuPree will also discuss the formation of a COVID-19 task force specifically focusing on outreach to the area’s Hispanic population.
Here are the other stories highlighted during the latest KXAN Live News Notes:
- Austin Public Health is creating a Hispanic community outreach task force to tackle high COVID-19 rates.
- The University of Texas at Austin is considering furloughs and layoffs to deal with the financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
- UT Austin also confirmed that 11 custodial workers are in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
- The owner of Broken Spoke announced the famous honky tonk will reopen Friday.