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Austin Public Health testing

Austin Public Health is expanding its free testing service to residents without symptoms due to a drop in demand as cases plateau.

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Texas Athletics will require masks, social distancing and more at home games

Fans attending Texas Longhorns home games this season must wear masks, maintain distance between groups and use only mobile tickets, according to safety plans for the upcoming football season, released Monday by the University of Texas Athletics department.

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Fall football for the Texas Longhorns is unlikely, Austin's health authority said Tuesday, despite an announcement last week that DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium would operate at limited capacity.

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The University Interscholastic League released a modified calendar with updated COVID-19 guidelines that will allow some smaller schools to start athletic practices in just a few weeks, while bigger schools will have to wait longer.

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Ditka made the announcement about joining the X League in a video.

Football legend Mike Ditka announced that he is coming on as owner and chair of "X League," the rebranded women's professional tackle football league that includes local team the Austin Sound.

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With the University of Texas football season set to commence on Sept. 5, Athletic Director Chris Del Conte said the seating capacity at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium will be reduced to 50%. In an email to season ticket holders, Del Conte said Texas Athletics is eager to see fans in the stands.

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Los Verdes x Austin Justice Coalition bandanas are on sale for $12.

Austin FC support group Los Verdes is partnering with Austin Justice Coalition on a line of bandanas, with all proceeds going toward AJC.

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The NCAA warned Thursday that if current trends with the coronavirus continue, fall sports might not happen.

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