Austin Public COVID-19 Updates


Posted: July 28, 2020

As a result of City Administration working closely with Austin Public Health and City Council to ensure city employees and contractors continue to be safe during this pandemic, they have decided that no changes to our onsite operations may occur until September 28. This means that our building will need to remain closed until that time. 

We’ll carry on with our daily monitoring of the City of Austin’s key indicators and keep track of the benchmarks we set at AFS for our own reopen plans prior to this announcement. Also, please know that every 28-days, the City is evaluating data, work environments, and various factors to determine changes to current modified operations, which means that this decision could change in the future based on those evaluations. 

All current producers will remain “active” through the Portal as we continue to suspend all monthly and yearly fees until we’re able to provide onsite operations. As always, we will still provide our content distribution with remote upload and live streaming capabilities and plan to have a FALL 2020 Season starting September 1st with an application period starting August 10th. We’ll also maintain (with plans to expand) our online classes and engagement and due to this ongoing suspension, we’re making a concerted effort to research additional at-home production and streaming resources to eventually train and make accessible as soon as it’s possible. 

If you have content and/or need information on how to upload and program your show then here is the programming information on our website as well as a training video explaining the process. If you have any further questions about remote streaming or channel programming please reach out to

We will continue to keep all Producers updated through email, and as always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

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