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Austin Public Health hosted a candle memorial in front of the Long Center on Oct. 29 in honor of the 450 residents who have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

After weeks of an apparent flattening, Austin Public Health reported 1,034 active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday—the highest caseload since mid-August.

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A test run of a candy chute.

Families are being challenged to think outside the box this year with Halloween and recreate the holiday to be fun and safe.

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Halloween season is rapidly coming to a close but there is still time to celebrate. Austin is making the most out of the holiday with themed cookies, cakes, coffee, cocktails and more. If you're not too scared, you might still have time to try them all.

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Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden introduced her coronavirus-themed piñata during a press conference Wednesday.

Instead of door-to-door trick-or-treating this Halloween, local health leaders are recommending that Austin residents start new traditions. For example, coronavirus-themed piñatas are proving very popular in 2020.

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There's something deliciously creepy and thrilling about metaphysical events that defy explanation, but I also love stories with a strong historical narrative. Austin's best-known haunted bars fit this description perfectly.

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Dr. Mark Escott, interim Austin-Travis County health authority, updates reporters about COVID-19 conditions in Austin during a Wednesday press conference.

Halloween isn't canceled, but COVID-19 health risks should keep the holiday celebration at a minimum this year in Austin.

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Itching to enjoy fall festivities like you used to? This fall may not look the same as years prior but rest assured, Austin is still finding ways to make this autumn a fun one. From family fun to spooky outings to drive-thru Halloween events, here are six ways to make your fall season count.

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Pumpkin carving is considered a low risk Halloween activity by the CDC.

As temperatures drop below 100 degrees, fall and winter holidays are on the mind. However, with COVID-19 still rearing its head, the question remains: is it safe to gather for the holidays this year?

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