Morphe opens store in Barton Creek Square Mall
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. He graduated in 2011 from Boston University and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Maine, Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in January of 2018.
South Central Austin business updates: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams open for pint deliveries, second Ski Shores Cafe location coming soon
Each month, Community Impact Newspaper compiles business news by neighborhood to let our readers know what is new in their neighborhood. These South Central Austin announcements are accurate as of March 18, but with coronavirus news changing quickly, please check in with a business to make sure the information has not changed.
Facilities to isolate nursing home residents who test positive for coronavirus will be set up in Travis, Williamson counties
The facilities will be for individuals living at nursing homes who do not need hospitalization or have already been discharged from the hospital.
Austin Regional Clinic will open drive-up COVID-19 testing sites across five sites.
During the coronavirus situation, schools have had to make changes in how they deliver instruction, meals, elections and more. Below is a roundup of what local schools are doing to serve students and families.
Beginning March 28, all city-owned tennis courts, basketball courts, skate parts and pavilions are closed to the public.
Beginning April 1, riders will not have to pay Capital Metro operators or use the farebox.
From Easy Tiger baking 10,000 loaves of bread to Austin’s Couch Potatoes making masks: Here’s how local businesses are chipping in to help their communities
In addition to staying open for delivery and take-out, some restaurants are providing community meals to service industry workers and others in need.
While some restaurants have bunkered down to open at later dates, some Austin restaurants are moving forward with service.
"We wanted to make this neighborhood better, and we wanted to live in this neighborhood. We love this neighborhood," said co-founder Aurelio Torres.
No penalties have been issued since the order went into effect March 25.
According to public health officials, the woman was in her 70s and had underlying health conditions.
Find out if your locale is sheltering in place or what legal consequences the coronavirus is creating in the stories below.