From Round Rock to Rollingwood: A database of local businesses and entities and their responses to COVID-19

Community Impact Newspaper staff have been keeping readers informed on the latest local responses to COVID-19. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Community Impact Newspaper staff have been keeping readers informed on the latest local responses to COVID-19. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

Community Impact Newspaper staff have been keeping readers informed on the latest local responses to COVID-19. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to shape policy that has forced economies large and small to adapt, Community Impact Newspaper reporters and editors have been building market-centered databases recording what local businesses are doing to maintain operations. These lists are added to and updated daily.

Below is a guide to all of the databases Community Impact Newspaper staff have compiled so far. Click on the applicable link to learn about any given area.

In the Cedar Park and Leander area, click here for parks to visit and here for the latest on restaurants and businesses.

In Central Austin, click here for the latest on restaurants and click here to learn about businesses that are hiring.

In Georgetown, click here for the latest on restaurant operations.


In the Lake Travis-Westlake region, click here for the latest on grocery stores, here for the latest on restaurants and here for the latest on mental health clinics.

In New Braunfels, click here to learn more about businesses forced to close, here for a catch all of food, government and health care resources, click here for local business operations updates and here for the latest on dining establishments.

In Northwest Austin, click here for the latest on brewery operations and click here for updates on dining options within Domain Northside.

In the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area, click here for ideas to support local businesses at a safe distance, here for the latest on dining options and here for the latest on public facility closures.

In Southwest Austin, click here for the latest on dining options.

Throughout Central Texas and beyond, click here to learn about mall closures, click here for more about 12-step treatment program operations, here for the latest on what major grocery chains are doing to provide relief and click here for information on Austin Regional Clinic and patient screenings.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.