The CDC’s announcement stating that fully vaccinated adults can safely resume indoor and outdoor activities in groups of any size without masks or distancing was a major milestone in the fight against coronavirus in the United States, and the latest in a set of sudden and unexpected decision points for local businesses. We heard from many owners that they felt pressure to again make sweeping changes to their operations in the wake of this announcement.

While everyone is thrilled to hear some good news on the COVID front, business owners need not rush to change their protocols in a matter of days. Having weathered many shifting regulations over the past year, we encourage business owners to take their time in coming up with how and when they choose to relax their mask policies. Those who feel comfortable dropping mask requirements entirely may still want a week or two to revamp policies and check in with employees. Request an editable copy of this handy flyer to post at your locations, or use this or similar language to set expectations for your customers.

As always, we are here to help you get through this next phase. Reach out here if there’s anything specific we can do to help as Austin and the rest of the country open back up

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