The Greater Houston Partnership, in cooperation with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, encourage essential companies in the Houston area to Work Safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the principles outlined below designed to protect your employees, and fill out the form pledging to be a Work Safe company.
Partnership Launches COVID-19 Houston Work Safe Program
Following the “Stay Home-Work Safe” Order issued on March 24, the Partnership launched the “COVID-19 Houston Work Safe Company” program.
While the County order requires individuals to remain at home or a place of residence, it does provide exceptions for essential work and activities. Specifically, the order exempts companies operating in sectors deemed essential to safety and the on-going operation of our community. Essential employees at these exempted companies may report to work.
To comply with the Work Safe component of the order, companies that are permitted to continue their operations must do so in a manner than protects the health of their employees and minimizes the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
The Partnership has established these 10 principles for companies in industries exempted from the "Stay Home-Work Safe" Order. Those businesses that continue on-site operations must work to ensure the safety of their employees.