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Restart Houston

As a growing number of residents receive COVID-19 vaccines, many Houston companies are considering programs and policies for restarting in-person work and planning for the post-pandemic “new normal.”


With this in mind, the Partnership has launched Restart Houston, a new initiative that includes a series of virtual events and resources designed to help businesses and organizations prepare for operations post-pandemic. Over the coming weeks and months, we will add new programming and materials as the restart accelerates.


While the pace vaccinations accelerates in our community, we know that observing safe practices such as mask wearing and social distancing are still important as we continue to gain control over COVID-19 in our community. The great news is, we are heading in the right direction, and we encourage you and your employees to be safe, and get vaccinated. 

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Restart Houston: Returning to the Workplace Safely and Effectively

Carl Vartian, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake and Tom Wilson, Partner at Vinson & Elkins Health discussed considerations for employers that are preparing their employees and work environments for a safe and effective reopening.

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State of the Airports

The 2021 State of the Airports is sold out.  Join the Greater Houston Partnership as Houston Airports Director, Mario Diaz, describes how Houston’s airports are "Building Forward Better."    As Houston's three airports navigate the ongoing pandemic while meeting the demands of increasing business and personal travel, Diaz will share how Houston's three airports are making a comeback not just to build back, but to build forward for the future. The director will also highlight the important role the award-winning Houston Airport System plays in bolstering Houston's position as an international air gateway.   Health and Safety Notice  The Greater Houston Partnership looks forward to welcoming our members and the business community at large back to in-person events. As we return to gathering in person, we are committed to keeping you informed on our protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.  The Partnership now requires all in-person event attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to attending an event. We will also continue our policy of requiring attendees and staff to wear face masks at all meetings and events, except while eating or drinking.  The Partnership continues to encourage Houstonians to get vaccinated and follow health and safety guidance to reduce the continued transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We will notify our members when these guidelines are modified.

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Reopening Survey

Twenty-eight percent of Houston area companies said they have already fully reopened their offices and worksites as the region continues its recovery from COVID-19, according to a new survey by the Greater Houston Partnership of its member companies. Get more details on the survey conducted in March. 

COVID-19 Business Resources

Updated information and resources on reopening workplaces, vaccinations, updated health protocols and more. 

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