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ACL will require negative COVID test or proof of vaccine to attend festival

Austin City Limits will require negative COVID test results or a proof of vaccination to attend the festival. (Roger Ho/ACL)

Following in the footsteps of fellow festival Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival announced Thursday morning that attendees will be required to provide either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend the festival.

ACL, which takes place Oct. 1-3 and 8-10, will also require unvaccinated attendees to obtain a printed copy of a negative test within 72 hours of the festival. Organizers said information related to masks will be released closer to the festival.

A printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to attend ACL Festival 2021. The negative COVID-19 printed test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending ACL Festival.
— ACL Festival (@aclfestival) August 19, 2021

The festival also released a health pledge, in which they ask people not to attend if…

  • You have tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19 in the last two weeks
  • You have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, like a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion, loss of taste or smell, vomiting, fatigue or any other sign of sickness.
  • You have traveled internationally to places "identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories" within two weeks of attending the festival.

ACL will also have hand sanitizer stations onsite and cleaning crews will frequently sanitize high-touch areas. Organizers noted that these guidelines are subject to change and may be updated as circumstances change around the city.


A big announcement from Austonia

Howdy, and happy holidays.

I have some big news for you.

Austonia is now part of 6AM City, a fast-growing network of hyper-local newsletters across the country.

I’m proud to be telling you this, because 6AM City’s mission is very much like Austonia’s — a daily morning update on events, things-to-do and news, with an underlying mission of community building in the cities they serve.

If you’re not already subscribed, 6AM City’s Austin newsletter is called ATXtoday. One of its city editors is Laura Figi, who you’ll remember for her previous great work on Austonia’s newsletter.

I’ve been reading ATXtoday every day since it launched last year.

Starting this week, you’ll receive ATXtoday every morning and I’m confident it will become part of your daily wake up routine. Be sure to add to your contact list (how to do that here).

Meantime let me thank you for your readership and support of Austonia, and convey my wishes for a great holiday season for you and those close to you.

Thank you,

Mark Dewey

Austonia CEO

Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.