Coronavirus in Austin

Gusto Monterrosa cries after talking through a window with his daughter who lives at Park Bend Health Center on Sunday March 22, 2020. Nearly all visitors were prohibited in hospitals and nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jorden Stanley, right, runs past a hopeful message on a boarded up bar on East 6th Street on Monday April 6, 2020, during a shelter in place order due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A hospital worker checks the temperature of a coworker at at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas on Wednesday March 25, 2020, where almost all visitors have been prohibited amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Molecular microbiologist Hima Rambhatla prepares plates that will be used for coronavirus testing in the virology lab at the Department of State Health Services Laboratory Building on Thursday March 5, 2020.
A medical provider takes a swab for a coronavirus test at a drive-through testing station at Baylor Scott & White Clinic on Burnet Road on Sunday March 15, 2020.
Jose Medellin tries his luck winning a roll of toilet paper from a claw machine arcade game at Wizard Hat Smoke Shop in Pflugerville, Texas, on Sunday March 15, 2020. The arcade game was filled with rolls of toilet paper as a lighthearted reaction to the toilet paper shortage caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Medellin said he just returned from a weeklong trip to California, and he’s getting low on toilet paper. “I couldn’t find any toilet paper at H-E-B, and Sam’s Club is out,” he said. “For 50 cents, why not?”
Kristopher McCoy frolics in the cool waters of Barton Creek on Wednesday March 25, 2020. Dozens of people gathered at near Barton Springs Pool on the first day of the shelter in place order in Austin due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s kind of scary what’s going on,” McCoy said. “Everybody just needs to start loving one another so we can fix this quickly.”
People spread out on the Great Lawn at Zilker Park on Sunday March 29, 2020, during the shelter in place order due to the coronavirus pandemic.
John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, holds his notes before testifying at a House Committee on Public Health hearing about the coronavirus at the Capitol on Tuesday March 10, 2020.
School buses await disinfecting at an Austin ISD bus terminal on Ernest Robles Way in Sunset Valley on Monday March 16, 2020, after schools were closed amid the coronavirus outbreak.
David Rodriguez, top, and Joseph Alberts, of the City of Austin Transportation Department, take down a South by Southwest street banner on East 7th Street outside the music venue Barracuda on Tuesday March 10, 2020, after SXSW was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
People wait in line with appropriate social distancing for the 8 a.m. opening of the H-E-B in the Tanglewood Village Shopping Center in South Austin on Sunday March 22, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Empty shelves devoid of paper towels hold a six-pack of Corona beer at a Walmart on West U.S. 290 in southwest Austin during the coronavirus outbreak on Monday March 16, 2020.
Light traffic flows on MoPac Boulevard and U.S. 290 in southwest Austin at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday March 25, 2020, the first day of the shelter in place order in Austin due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Irit Umani, executive director of the Trinity Center, serves breakfast to a homeless man on the sidewalk after the center was closed amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday March 19, 2020.
Congress Avenue is devoid of its usual heavy traffic in this photo taken around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 17, 2020, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Aaron Darling finishes his mural at The Lodge bar on East 6th Street on Tuesday March 24, 2020. Sixth Street bar owners commissioned muralists and graffiti artists with the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign nonprofit to use the boarded up business as a canvas for art with an uplifting message amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Amber Fowler, a teacher at Brooke Elementary School, tries to login to her school portal to do some work, while sharing space with her husband Jacolby Scott, and their children, Javon Scott, 7, from left, Jacolby Scott Jr., 2, and Jamiyah Scott, 5, at their apartment in South Austin on Wednesday March 25, 2020. The family is stuck at home while schools are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The University of Texas campus is quiet on Sunday March 29, 2020, since it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Virginia Waldrop, a fourth-year medical student at the Dell Medical School at UT, photographed at her home in Austin on Tuesday April 7, 2020, is working to track ongoing data related to COVID-19.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is nearly empty on Tuesday March 31, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Health aide Lamya Chouika takes the temperature of De’erick Williams, 6, and his brother Dmar’ree Williams, 5, left, at the IDEA Rundberg charter school, on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Ten children of first responders and essential workers are being taught at the school amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Lorena Dominguez, a campus operations specialist at the IDEA Rundberg charter school, grades a math worksheet on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Ten children of first responders and essential workers are being taught at the school amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Boys at the IDEA Rundberg charter school wash their hands on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Ten children of first responders and essential workers are being taught at the school amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Lorena Dominguez, a campus operations specialist at the IDEA Rundberg charter school, watches second-grader Leeyah Patten play on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Ten children of first responders and essential workers are being taught at the school amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Dolores Mendez prays in the chapel at Cristo Rey Catholic Church on Good Friday April 10, 2020. Church services were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic but the church’s small chapel remained open for the faithful to pray on Good Friday.
Rev. Bud Roland exits leads Mass at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Palm Sunday April 5, 2020. The church canceled its in-person services amid the coronavirus pandemic, but instead streamed online its Palm Sunday Mass.
Construction worker Luis Terry takes a lunch break on Waller Street on Wednesday April 8, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. “We need some help,” he said. “But as long as everybody cooperates and does social distancing we should be okay.”
Pat Koem wears a homemade mask — one she made out of a bandana and two hair elastics — while walking her dog, Lucy, on South Congress Avenue on Monday April 6, 2020. Austin and Travis County are recommending the use of fabric face coverings when away from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Pedestrians and cyclists outnumber cars on the Congress Avenue Bridge on Sunday March 29, 2020, during the shelter in place order due to the coronavirus.
Kale Patton, who is homeless, wears a homemade mask given to him by a friend while walking along the I-35 service road in downtown with his pet chicken on Monday April 6, 2020. Patton said he is a street performer who performs with his chicken for tips, but he became homeless again after SXSW was canceled and the all the bars and restaurants closed. Austin and Travis County are recommending the use of fabric face coverings when away from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Christopher Matos wears a bandana over his face while running on East 7th Street on Monday April 6, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. Austin and Travis County are recommending the use of fabric face coverings when away from home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
An employee of Acadian Ambulance Service moves a resident of West Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center onto a on a non-emergency shuttle on Monday April 20, 2020.
Maria Ortega holds a photo of her mother Rachel Luna at her home in north Austin on Wednesday May 6, 2020. Luna, a resident at West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died of COVID-19.
Kayleigh Tansey and Justin Smith, of Kyle, watch the movie “The Invisible Man” at EVO Entertainment on Monday May 4, 2020. The movie theater in Kyle reopened Monday after Gov. Greg Abbott last week lifted the shelter in place order and allowed retail stores, restaurants and some other businesses to open to the public at no more than 25% capacity.
Clay Padgett, 17, a senior at Smithville High School, hangs banners to honor each of the graduating seniors on Main Street in Smithville on Tuesday May 5, 2020. The Smithville community raised over $4,500 to fund 114 banners that are going up this week along Main Street.
Serena Aleman, left, and Frances Parra, both 18, try on their cap and gown after picking them up at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders on Wednesday May 6, 2020. Austin ISD is distributing the caps and gowns to graduating seniors through next week, but graduation ceremonies have been postponed to August 10 – 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
People affected by the coronavirus pandemic line up in their cars at Central Texas Food Bank drive-through food distribution at Del Valle High School on Thursday May 7, 2020. Hundreds received an emergency food box containing about 28 pounds of shelf stable food items.
Stevan Kane, owner of KaneÕs Barbershop on East 12th Street in Austin, Texas, prepares Thursday May 7, 2020, for the reopening of the barbershop on Friday after a two-month-long closure during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jackie Smith hangs face masks from a Christmas tree in front of her home on Arbor Knot Drive in Kyle on Thursday May 7, 2020. Smith sews the masks herself and then shares them with neighbors who pass by her house. ÒI wanted to do something to protect my family and friends and the people in my community,Ó said Smith, who has made approximately 200 face masks during the pandemic.
Stephen McDaniel, right, a tattoo artist from Corpus Christi, and supporters Michael Burnaman, left, and Tyler Miller, rally outside the Capitol on Friday May 8, 2020, to demand that tattoo parlors be allowed to open. A handful of tattoo artists and their supporters held signs and American flags to protest the decision by Gov. Greg Abbott to temporarily keep tattoo parlors closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shelley Pelton, right, gets a manicure from Lan Nguyen at Oasis Day Spa and Nails on West Slaughter Lane on Friday May 8, 2020. Friday was the first day salons and barbershops were allowed to open after the coronavirus shut down.
Dr. Andrew Moore, middle, Chief Medical Officer at St. DavidÕs Medical Center, along with other doctors, nurses, technicians and administrators who served in the military, salute as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over St. DavidÕs Medical Center to honor front-line workers and health care professionals serving in the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday May 13, 2020. The air demonstration squad performed a 35-minute flyover in the Austin metropolitan area.
Amanda Davidson helps her daughter, Lyle, put on her face mask after they got out of the pool at Rosewood Pool on Tuesday June 2, 2020. Some city-owned swimming pools are reopening with reduced hours and capacity and with new rules to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Guests must have their temperature taken and give their contact information before entering the facility, and they must wear face masks when outside the pool. The pool closes every two hours for a 15-minute cleaning and disinfecting.