Austin Chamber releases task force recommendations

Posted on 05/08/2020

The Austin Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of the Opening Central Texas for Business Task Force, today released publicly initial recommendations from the task force regarding how to prioritize public health while safely reopening our regional economy.

Austin Chamber President & CEO Laura Huffman sent the recommendations to Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Austin Mayor Steve Adler earlier this week in advance of the extension of city and county Stay Home-Work Safe orders.

In her letter to Mayor Adler and Judge Eckhardt, Huffman wrote:

"This is a complex situation, and policies must adapt to account for the evolving landscape in this unprecedented time. As conditions change, the task force is committed to providing you with real-time industry-specific input, as well as general recommendations and feedback, that will help inform and guide your policymaking.
"It is our goal to be transparent in our efforts and to lead with collaboration, innovation, and heart. With that in mind, the following document is the first work product of the task force and represents our best efforts to strike a balance between public health and reopening the economy."

Read the task force's initial recommendations here.