Operation Restart is the answer to a charge created by both our cities’ and county’s leadership to provide a program that will assist businesses with guidelines, best practices, and resources they need to quickly, effectively, and, most importantly, safely “Restart” their businesses based on Governor Abbott’s Open Texas Phase 1 Initiative effective May 1st. Leadership from the City of College Station, the City of Bryan, Brazos County, the Brazos County Health District, along with representatives from the private sector, formed the Operation Restart Executive Advisory Committee, which put this charge into motion. This group is in the process of activating as many resources as possible that can assist in communicating this charge to the citizens of Bryan College Station.
Operation Restart immediately formed a community-wide Task Force of city leaders and industry experts representing the major business sectors to assist us in reviewing Governor Abbott’s Open Texas Phase 1 Initiative. Upon review of these guidelines, the Task Force was asked to provide additional best practices they felt were beneficial to build consumer and employee confidence and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their businesses and our community.
Operation Restart will compile Governor Abbott’s Open Texas Phase 1 health protocols and the identified best practices of our Task Force to form one complete list of guidelines that can be used as a resource to open businesses as safely as possible. This resource asks employers, employees, and consumers to pledge to work together in a concerted effort so that businesses and communities can resume normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.
Operation Restart will house this set of guidelines and best practices on BrazosHealth.org, and it will be ever-evolving as new information and updates are provided to us by federal, state, and local officials. We will continue to review ways to effectively communicate these standards to employers, employees, and consumers through checklists, signage, social media, and public service announcements.
For more information regarding Operation Restart, click here.
To read Governor Abbott's Open Texas Report, click here.
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