Coronavirus updates from Austin, Travis County; governor bans 'vaccine passports' and more top Central Texas news

Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.

Austin-Travis County

Austin vaccine updates: More than 20,000 Johnson & Johnson doses coming to Travis County providers; Austin Public Health expands registration

On April 5, Austin Public Health expanded registration access for coronavirus vaccine appointments to include people age 40 and up and announced the agency's intention to expand access incrementally moving forward.

Explaining the May 1 ballot: What a yes or no vote means on all 8 propositions in Austin



Austin voters have eight decisions in front of them, seven to change the city charter and one proposed amendment to the city code.

Statewide

New order from Gov. Greg Abbott bans government-mandated 'vaccine passports' in Texas

State agencies, cities, counties and other government entities in Texas will not be able to institute rules that require state residents to show documentation proving they have been vaccinated in order to receive services or enter a public place. Gov. Greg Abbott issued the executive order banning governments from mandating such "vaccine passports" on April 5.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

11 events in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto for April-May

Things to do during April and May for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto include a crawfish festival, environmental clean-up day and Round Rock Express opening day.

Georgetown

Georgetown restaurant Blue Corn Harvest expands to Leander

The restaurant offers authentic Southwestern and Mexican cuisine.

Olivia Aldridge, Jack Flagler, Christopher Neely, Claire Ricke and Ali Linan contributed to this report.