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IndieAustin: Freestyle Language

Freestyle Languages, founded by former French instructor Elizabeth Mack, has a mission to connect people through language. Being an incurable Francophile has its challenges in the middle of Texas, but as a UT alum she insists: everything is possible in Austin! However, the dynamics driving the Freestyle mission go well beyond France. Elizabeth considers the most extraordinary

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Austin Moves to Stage 3 Covid-19 Risk Level

On Thursday, July 15th, Austin city officials moved from Stage 2 to Stage 3 covid-19 risk based guidelines due to a rise in new cases, which doubled, and hospitalizations, which neared 20, in the preceding days. This move reflects the City’s stated goals to follow science and data to guide risk level decisions. No new

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To Mask or Not To Mask – STILL the Question?

The CDC’s announcement stating that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume indoor and outdoor activities in groups of any size without masks or distancing was a major milestone in the fight against coronavirus in the United States, and the latest in a set of sudden and unexpected decision points for local businesses. We heard from

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Small Business Resource Center From Public Private Solutions

Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy. That’s why Public Private Strategies has partnered with AARP to launch the Small Business Resource Center for the 50+, a new, free online resource center filled with important resources for aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners. Older entrepreneurs can find support, resources, and practical guidance as they

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Austin Public Health Vaccination Pre-registration System

Austin Public Health launched an online COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration system. The pre-registration is only for the vaccines that APH receives, not for other vaccine providers in Austin-Travis County. A link  tree for other possible provider wait lists is available here. If you have private insurance, you are encouraged to call your primary care provider or

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Governor’s Order (GA32) Drops Business Capacity to 50%

On January 10, the Governor of Texas announced additional COVID-19 occupancy restrictions due to worsening conditions in the region. Under Order GA 32, if any area has COVID-19 hospitalizations that represent 15% of overall hospitalizations for seven consecutive days, additional restrictions on businesses and hospitals must occur. Austin-Travis County is part of Trauma Service Area

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