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Business Guidance On Reopening

Governor Announces reopening dates for salons, barbershops, gyms

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that barbershops and salons can reopen Friday, May 8 with social distancing restrictions. Restrictions include one customer per stylist and a recommended appointment-only system. Gyms can reopen on May 18 at 25% capacity, but showers and locker rooms are to remain closed. At the time of this email, no press release or guidance was posted on the governor’s website but is expected by end of day. Check https://gov.texas.gov/ for official guidance and updates regarding today’s announcement.

Rethink. Reopen. Rebound.

The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce crafted a series of questions to help you RETHINK how to REOPEN in order to safely & successfully REBOUND. With Governor Abbott’s Report to Open Texas, these questions will help you examine the elements of Operations, Manpower & Customers as you plan your path to reopen. Click Here To Review

Industry Best Practices To Reopen

To ensure the safe, sustainable and successful reopening of our local economy, we are sharing industry best practices and trade association guidance to help businesses develop plans to protect the health of their employees and minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This list was curated by our partners at the Greater Houston Partnership. Click here for Industry Best Practices

Reopen Houston Safely Report

Lake Houston Area Chamber collaborated with regional leaders as part of the Greater Houston Partnership’s initiative to produce the Reopen Houston Safely Report. This report uses the frameworks of federal and state guidance and considers the unique healthcare conditions and industry needs in the Houston region. These guidelines and resources are intended to support businesses as they reopen and remain focused on the steps needed to resume work safely, sustainably, and successfully. View the Report

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