The University of Texas will start classes for the fall semester on campus at the end of August, but students will have to leave after Thanksgiving, the Texas Tribune reports:
"We hope to avoid the possibility of students becoming infected during the Thanksgiving break and then spreading the virus to classmates upon their return," read the email, which was signed by President Gregory Fenves and Jay Hartzell, interim president designate.
Classes begin Aug. 26.
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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After sounding the alarm last week that the pandemic was growing in Austin, local health officials said Tuesday there are signs of a possible plateau. But caseload increases across the state suggest another surge is on the horizon, and researchers at the University of Texas at Austin estimates that there is a 100% chance the pandemic is growing locally.
Austin ISD will offer face-to-face, on-campus learning to all students whose families choose to take advantage of it starting on Monday, Nov. 2, in compliance with the Texas Education Agency's guidelines.
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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is keeping the tradition of live music at the airport alive.
U.S. Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to Supreme Court, with Texans Cornyn and Cruz in favor
By Abby Livingston
WASHINGTON — With the support of Texas' two senators, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court in a 52-48 vote Monday evening.