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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Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

Williamson County reported 34 additional cases between May 30 and June 1. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
OVER THE WEEKEND: 34 new cases of coronavirus, additional death reported in Williamson County

Currently, 10 patients are hospitalized, and four are in intensive care, per the report.

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster in Texas on May 31, while various city officials and law enforcment responded to protests and violence over the weekend.

Demonstrators gathered in front of the Texas Capitol on Sunday, May 31, to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell speaks on George Floyd, Austin protests

“I think like everyone else, I was horrified [by Floyd’s] death," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said.

The shop is known for its “Instagram-worthy” milkshakes. (Courtesy The Yard Milkshake Bar)
The Yard Milkshake Bar is now open in Georgetown

The shop is known for its “Instagram-worthy” milkshakes.

A Wellspring Preparatory Academy is coming to Georgetown. (Rendering courtesy Wellspring Preparatory Academy)
Wellspring Preparatory Academy coming to Georgetown

The school plans to open in fall 2021.

Take a look at how coronavirus impacted Williamson County this week. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Take a look at how coronavirus impacted Williamson County this week

The county reported 596 total cases on May 29.

The Williamson County small-business grant program has issued more than $18.5 million as of May 29. (Ali Linan/Community Impact)
Williamson County small-business grant program issues more than $18.5 million

The program has aided more than 1,600 local businesses.

Williamson County and Cities Health District reported eight new cases of coronavirus May 29, bringing the county total to 596. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
1 death and 8 new confirmed cases of coronavirus reported May 29 in Williamson County

Williamson County and Cities Health District reported the total number of cases at 596.

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Williamson County reports additional coronavirus-related death May 28. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County reports additional coronavirus-related death May 28

“Our hearts are with the family who lost their loved one due to this deadly disease," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said.