Mayor Adler Responds to Surge in Texas Covid-19 Cases

On July 14, Mayor Steve Adler joined a virtual interview with Politico on the state of affairs in Austin, given the recent surge in Texas Covid-19 cases. Adler expressed his concern for the state and Austin in particular, singling out the difficulties that the city’s healthcare system is facing and the issues the University of Texas and local school districts will face when students return in the fall. Adler was not shy about the harrowing situation facing Austin. “We’re on the edge,” he said. “We opened up our economy too soon without testing and tracing really being in place. Now...

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