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Statement on COVID-19 Business Reopening Rollback

Published Jan 06, 2021 by A.J. Mistretta

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Statement Attributable to Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership

"Throughout the pandemic, the Greater Houston Partnership has been in frequent communication with the leaders of the Houston medical community. We join in their concern about the rise in cases over recent weeks and the growing number of COVID-related hospitalizations. 

As unfortunate as it is to scale back certain business activities as outlined in Governor Abbott’s order, we believe it is prudent given the very serious situation we are facing in the Houston region. 

We hope all Houstonians will remember that the COVID-19 virus is still very much with us and will be even more vigilant in reducing contact with individuals outside their own households. While the roll-out of the vaccines provides a light at the end of the tunnel, we are still several months away from a return to normal and a path to a full economic recovery. In the meantime, we must do the things we all know to do: wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain your distance – and at this moment, limit your gatherings with others.”

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Media Contacts: 

A.J. Mistretta
Vice President, Communications         
(c) 504-450-3516 | amistretta@houston.org

Maggie Martin 
Senior Manager, Communications         
(c) 832-690-0206 | mmartin@houston.org

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