5 recent coronavirus stories from the Austin area readers should know

Austin and Travis County's orders went into place March 25 and require residents to stay home for everything but essential travel. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin and Travis County's orders went into place March 25 and require residents to stay home for everything but essential travel. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin and Travis County's orders went into place March 25 and require residents to stay home for everything but essential travel. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read local updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

Austin is quarantining up to 18 coronavirus patients at undisclosed hotel

In addition to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the local Sobering Center, Austin is leasing another hotel that is housing up 18 coronavirus patients, but the city is declining to release the hotel’s location.

How 4 local businesses are innovating daily operations during the coronavirus pandemic

With in-person shopping and dining experiences prohibited during the coronavirus pandemic, area businesses and restaurants have turn to new and innovative ways to generate revenue and serve clientele. Here are four Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto small businesses that have upgraded business strategies in the age of social distancing.



Four Capital Metro employees test positive for coronavirus, including three bus operators

Capital Metro announced April 2 that one bus mechanic and three bus operators have contracted the coronavirus. The four Capital Metro employees are the first from the public transit agency to test positive.

55 ways to volunteer in the Central Austin community

Volunteer opportunities included in this guide are available year-round and range from caring for the elderly to beautifying parks.

Here’s why New Braunfels is allowing limited, in-person religious services, despite coronavirus concerns

An email exchange between New Braunfels Mayor Barron Casteel and a retired physician sheds new light on the city's enforcement of Gov. Greg Abbott's most recent executive order.

Kelsey Thompson, Jack Flagler and Warren Brown contributed to this report.