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Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texans in most counties to wear masks in public

The order comes as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the state.

Gov. Greg Abbott gives an update on Texas hospital bed capacity and the state’s strategy for fighting COVID-19 during a press conference at Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Photo credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell/Pool/American-Statesman
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Travis Co. closes parks for Fourth holiday

Travis County is closing its park system over the Fourth of July holiday weekend period as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge in Central Texas.

As the threat of COVID-19 continues to rise, park officials say they could remain closed past the holiday. 

On Monday, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe recommended all local governments cancel publicly sponsored events and close public spaces in advance of the Fourth of July weekend to discourage social gatherings.

Austin City Limits music festival canceled for 2020 because of coronavirus

“The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the entire Austin community remains our highest priority,” festival organizers said Wednesday in a statement canceling the popular festival.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival canceled its 2020 concerts. Photo credit: Courtesy of Eddie Gaspar

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