2020: The COVID-19 pandemic begins

These photos were taken between March 2020, when COVID-19 was first detected in Austin, and December 2020, when the first vaccines were available for medical personnel.

Maria Ortega holds a photo of her mother Rachel Luna at her home in north Austin on Wednesday May 6, 2020. Luna, a resident at West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died of COVID-19.

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People wait in a line of cars at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Community Care clinic at the Hancock Center on June 27, 2020.

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Dr. Margaret Coates reacts after getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at the University of Texas Health Austin Dell Medical School on Tuesday December 15, 2020.

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Maria Ortega holds a photo of her mother Rachel Luna at her home in north Austin on Wednesday May 6, 2020. Luna, a resident at West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died of COVID-19.

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