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The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the way people perform everyday tasks, from buying groceries to getting a haircut. But perhaps no activity looks more different—and in some cases, more challenging—than dating.

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Tankee founder and CEO Gerald Youngblood posing with his son at Graffiti Park.

This summer doesn't look much like last summer for a lot of kids.

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In a reversal of roles from early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will require travelers from Texas to quarantine for 14 days, the Texas Tribune reports:

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Gov. Greg Abbott said in a release that he "will make an announcement regarding Texas' continued safe and strategic opening" in a news conference at 2 p.m. today.

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In an effort to balance COVID containment with economic stability, Austin Public Health debuted a color-coded chart that identifies the local risk of coronavirus spread and issues recommendations for high-risk individuals, the public at large and the workplace.

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Late at night on April 23, under the cover of darkness, John and Marilee Eitel drove around Rollingwood on their golf cart, planting signs in their neighbors' yards.

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Gov. Greg Abbott modified his executive orders today to retroactively ban local jurisdictions from putting people in jail for violating COVID orders, thus freeing the Dallas salon owner who was sentenced to seven days in jail.

Abbot's statement:

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(Charlie L. Harper III)

Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt said that the city and county would extend the Stay Home-Work Safe orders when they expire on Friday, though they will be modified to comply with an executive order issued last week by Gov. Greg Abbott.

In the meantime, the current stay-at-home orders remain in effect, although certain elements are superseded by state rules.

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