Business Occupancy Expected to be Reduced
Many businesses should see limits reduced from 75% to 50% starting Sunday, January 10.
Due to a sharp rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Williamson County, certain businesses should expect a requirement to reduce occupancy limits from 75% to 50% starting Sunday, January 10.
This move comes in response to an order from Governor Greg Abbott last fall to reduce capacities when the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients exceeds 15% of total hospital capacity in our Trauma Service Area (TSA-O). According to a release from Williamson County, TSA-O hospitalization rate surpassed 15% on Sunday, January 3, 2021, and has increased since then.
“We understand that this will affect many of our businesses, and we recognize that the limited capacities could have consequences on some of our members’ businesses” said Georgetown Chamber President & CEO, Jim Johnson. “Our mission is to facilitate economic success for our community, and our team conveys with local leaders regularly and will gladly clarify any capacity questions from our members while locating ways to help businesses succeed.”
The Chamber encourages businesses and the community to support each other during this time. The Chamber will continue to provide opportunities for businesses to gain visibility during this most recent order. The Chamber has been utilizing virtual events only since December and will continue to operate in this capacity while Williamson County is in the red stage.
You can read more about Executive Order GA-32 at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/ga303/
For more information about Covid-19 and Williamson County, visit:www.wcchd.org