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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Amended Austin order expands to enforce mask mandates for Travis County public colleges

Kevin Vu, News Reporter August 13, 2021

Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated once more details become available.  Austin and Travis County officials amended an order Friday requiring masks in public schools, including...

Amid delta variant spike, UT announces it will remain at full capacity this fall

Amid delta variant spike, UT announces it will remain at full capacity this fall

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter August 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 2 flipbook. The city of Austin moved into Stage 5 guidelines Friday for the first time since December, encouraging residents to mask...

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UT-Austin students required to receive COVID-19 test before arriving to campus

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter August 9, 2021

All UT students will be required to receive a viral COVID-19 test within their community before arriving in Austin after an uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to an email from University Health Services...

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Texas Exes cancels freshman retreat due to positive COVID-19 cases among Camp Buckner staff

Kevin Vu, News Reporter August 1, 2021

Camp Texas, a retreat for incoming students, announced the cancelation of all four camp sessions due to positive COVID-19 cases amongst Camp Buckner staff Saturday. The announcement comes less than two...

RecSports to reopen faster than other campus facilities 

RecSports to reopen faster than other campus facilities 

Sheryl Lawrence, News Reporter July 19, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include clarifying information from the Office of the Dean of Students. This story was originally uploaded to the July 6 Flipbook. While some restaurants...

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Austin-Travis County moves to Stage 3 guidelines, health officials push vaccinations

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter July 15, 2021

Austin-Travis County will move back into Stage 3 COVID-19 guidelines after a rise in hospitalizations and four confirmed cases of the delta variant in the area, Austin Public Health officials said at a...

The Delta variant is increasingly common among COVID-19 strands in the U.S. Its more contagious and more severe than other strands. Vaccines are still effective at preventing severe illness from it, but not as much as they are with other strands.

COVID-19 variant threatens unvaccinated populations as state, nation lag behind vaccine goals

Kevin Vu June 28, 2021

Students could likely contract a new and more infectious variant of COVID-19 if they are unvaccinated, a UT professor who has been tracking COVID-19 variants said.  The World Health Organization reported...

Gov. Abbott: public schools, government entities cannot require masks, UT-Austin makes masks optional

Gov. Abbott: public schools, government entities cannot require masks, UT-Austin makes masks optional

Sheryl Lawrence May 18, 2021

Update as of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday: UT President Jay Hartzell announced Wednesday that masks are optional on UT’s campus. Hartzell said the University recommends for individuals who are not fully vaccinated...

COVID-19 vaccine demand drops around U.S., UT

COVID-19 vaccine demand drops around U.S., UT

Kevin Vu May 7, 2021

The University, along with the rest of the country, is seeing a decrease in demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, with UT vaccine allocations dropping by more than half since March 22, according to state health...

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UT-Austin, New York researchers find hepatitis C drugs may improve existing COVID-19 treatments

Claire Stevens May 6, 2021
Drugs approved to treat hepatitis C could boost the efficacy of the only antiviral approved to combat COVID-19 by as much as tenfold when administered together, according to a paper co-authored by a UT researcher.
UT Health Austin, Austin Public Health vaccine completion rates remain higher than national average

UT Health Austin, Austin Public Health vaccine completion rates remain higher than national average

Anastasia Goodwin May 5, 2021

As the White House reports more people across the country are skipping their second dose vaccine appointments, UT Health Austin continues to see high rates of full vaccinations, a UT Health Austin spokesperson...

UT Health Austin scales back COVID vaccination efforts, moves vaccine hub

UT Health Austin scales back COVID vaccination efforts, moves vaccine hub

Sheryl Lawrence April 30, 2021
UT Health Austin will move the COVID-19 vaccination hub site and scale back vaccination efforts after administering more than 120,000 vaccinations, according to a Friday email sent to the UT community.