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Two of those positive tests came from people living outside Travis County. Austin health officials said none of the cases are believed to be the result of community spread. UT-Austin's president also said he is self-quarantining after his wife tested positive. Full Story
The state's oil and gas industry has cratered. Major events have been called off, and tourism across Texas has dipped. It is too soon to tell the statewide economic impact from COVID-19, but Texans are already feeling a pinch. Full Story
Some of the districts extending their spring breaks are working on contingency plans to transition hundreds of thousands of students and teachers to remote learning in the event of even longer closures. Full Story
More than a dozen Texas schools are extending spring break and moving to online classes, at least temporarily. Some universities said they will cancel in-person instruction for the rest of the semester. Full Story
The closures of Montgomery and Alvarado schools are short term, but hundreds of public school districts may face similar decisions. A big challenge for officials is figuring out how to feed low-income students in the event of prolonged shutdowns. Full Story
If there is an epicenter of the new coronavirus in Texas, it’s arguably Fort Bend County, which had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 outside of the federal quarantine site in San Antonio. There are six total cases there now, all stemming from an Egypt cruise trip. Full Story
The San Antonio base has held hundreds of coronavirus evacuees. With about 100 more arriving Tuesday night and up to 120 more expected Wednesday, here's what the quarantine site is like for those inside and outside the fence line. Full Story