Reunion 19 was once again featured on Austin’s CBS news. Here is some of the aired content:
The stay at home order in Austin Travis County is extended — again. Earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott lifted some restrictions, but the mayor and the county judge say this stay at home order is meant to encourage people to stay home and stay safe, as person-to-person contact increases under the governor’s orders.
The announcement came as no surprise. “The county judge and I will be issuing new orders, extending the orders that were already in place,” Mayor Steve Adler said in a video press conference. He and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt order the local stay at home orders to be extended – to May 30 in the city, and June 15 in the county.
“We have to stay the course. Even as we venture out, we must keep limiting our person to person contact,” said Judge Eckhardt.
he orders ask people to stay home and avoid social gatherings of any size outside a single household; require face coverings in public, although there is no penalty if you don’t; and ask you to practice social distancing, maintain at least a six-foot distance from other people, and to wash hands regularly with soap.
The city and county are also asking businesses that are open to keep a list of customers, to help Austin Public Health conduct contact tracing when a case of COVID-19 is confirmed. “We ask for an email and phone number, so we have contact information so just in case,” said Reunion 19 partner Daniel Eun. The restaurant, which opened Monday, is already keeping a list of customers, along with a long list of other precautions, like taking temperatures at the door and requiring masks when not eating. “We provide envelopes for those masks to go inside, obviously we’re sanitizing everything,” said Eun. He says business is slow for now — not even the 25 percent capacity maximum — but it’s about people feeling, and being, safe in public. “It is a scary time for a lot of people, and I don’t take that decision lightly,” he said.
“Our purpose right now is to try and do everything to prevent a surge,” said Mayor Adler.
Restaurants have been permitted to open since last week, if they practice social distancing and can be no more than 25 percent full. Depending on infection rates, that could go to 50 percent capacity after May 18.
See the aired story here: https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/austin-travis-county-extend-stay-at-home-orders