Here are nine stories Austin-area readers might have missed in our previous coverage.
Austin ISD approves new grading policy for coronavirus-impacted spring semester
Austin ISD will switch to a “pass or incomplete” grading policy for classes during its current spring semester instead of a traditional A-F grading scale.
Coronavirus update: There are now more than 500 confirmed cases in Travis County, Austin
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Austin and Travis County area rose to 502, according to an update posted April 6.
Williamson County receives 1,000 test kits from Georgia laboratory
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county received 1,000 additional coronavirus test kits early April 6 from AIT Laboratory in Georgia. The county initially had 113 kits.
‘OPEN FOR TAKEOUT’: With Austin’s restaurants in survival mode, one local sign shop is helping get out the message
Efforts to curb the coronavirus have forced restaurants and bars into a takeout and delivery model in order to earn income. To let would-be customers know, hundreds of local restaurants in Austin and beyond have prominently posted the same 2-by-3-foot, white, vinyl-like banner outside their establishment.
Survey finds Texas brewers losing more than 70% of revenue because of coronavirus
According to a survey distributed and assembled by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, craft breweries across the state have experienced an average 71% decline in revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Williamson County reports third coronavirus-related death and four additional cases
Williamson County received notification of the third coronavirus-related death in the county April 6. The resident was a woman in her 60s. Privacy protection laws prevent the release of any additional information.
With Texas Workforce Commission overwhelmed by surging unemployment claims, Central Texas residents try to hang on
According to Cisco Gamez, media and public relations specialist at the TWC, just over 700,000 Texans filed for unemployment benefits in all of 2019, a mark that will be surpassed in just over a month if this pace continues. On March 26, the Texas Workforce Commission received 1.7 million calls in a 24-hour period.
City of Kyle extends day care closures, continues sanitation measures at gas stations
Kyle City Council members voted to extend the mayor’s order to close day care facilities and continue additional sanitation measures at gas stations at an April 3 meeting in an effort to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Where to go for coronavirus testing in Round Rock
As the number of confirmed cases for the coronavirus has steadily increased in Williamson County, patients exhibiting symptoms remain the priority for testing. For Round Rock-area residents with concerns about their symptoms, here is a list of drive-thru and in-person COVID-19 testing sites.
Ali Linan, Iain Oldman, Christopher Neely, Nicholas Cicale, Kelsey Thompson, Evelin Garcia and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.