4 Austin-area coronavirus stories from March 31

Dojo Kyle Jiu-Jitsu is located at 111 S. Main St., Kyle. (Courtesy Dojo Kyle Jiu-Jitsu)
Dojo Kyle Jiu-Jitsu is located at 111 S. Main St., Kyle. (Courtesy Dojo Kyle Jiu-Jitsu)

Dojo Kyle Jiu-Jitsu is located at 111 S. Main St., Kyle. (Courtesy Dojo Kyle Jiu-Jitsu)

Here are four Austin-area stories pertaining to the coronavirus that Community Impact Newspaper covered March 31.

Georgetown High School hosts 2 mobile blood drives to help area hospitals

The Georgetown High School Health Science department is teaming up with We Are Blood, a blood collection center for Central Texas, to host two blood drives to assist area hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kyle martial arts studio offers virtual jiujitsu classes amid coronavirus outbreak

Challenged with a global pandemic, Will Caldwell and Ryan Shinto, co-owners of Dojo Kyle Jiu-Jitsu, discovered that moving to a virtual classroom would allow them to continue teaching martial arts while keeping their students and staff safe.



Austin, Williamson County Realtors get creative, using digital tools to show homes; sales data coming soon

Due to coronavirus concerns, this spring is different, real estate sources said, and the number of homes being placed on the market is down compared to previous years.

U.S. Census 2020: When and where college students should be counted

April 1 marks Census Day, the snapshot date individuals should use when reporting where they live on the U.S. census. But as college students move to distance learning and schools across the country, including The University of Texas at Austin and Southwestern University, are closing dorms and sending kids home as a precaution to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the question has been raised as to where students ought to be counted.



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