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11 things to do in Austin this Labor Day weekend

With long weekends comes a need to fill your time. Lucky for you, there are endless things to do in Austin this Labor Day weekend.

We've got you covered with events going on during your time off.

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7 ways to enjoy Labor Day weekend in Austin and Central Texas
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As Austinites head into a long Labor Day weekend—in which we honor the contributions of American workers by taking a much-needed Monday off work—typical celebrations may be a bit stymied by social distancing and rules against large gatherings.

But even though that big annual barbecue or Sunday night bash (because in Austin, that's probably a Thing) may not be going on as planned, there are plenty of fun, safe ways to spend time getting some fresh air and relaxation during this holiday.

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Local health officials urge Austinites to stay vigilant against COVID this Labor Day weekend
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After Memorial Day festivities were attributed as a cause of the surge in COVID-19 cases earlier this summer, Austin health officials warned residents against gathering this Labor Day.

Despite recent progress, including a declining positivity rate among COVID-19 tests, local officials warned Austinites that the region could quickly reverse course if precautions are not upheld over the weekend and as students continue their return to school.

"Labor Day weekend is not the time to crowd bars, to have barbecues and to gather with family," Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said Friday. "Now is the time to stay the course because if we change our behaviors, three weeks from now we could be back where we were in June and July with increased cases and uncontrollable spread."

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