Houston business leaders say it’s time to start thinking about slowly reopening

Bringing back employees to offices, reopening bars and increasing capacities at restaurants and retailers should be on the table, but businesses need to proceed with caution, a panel of business leaders said at a University of Houston webinar on Wednesday.



Bringing back employees to offices, reopening bars and increasing capacities at restaurants and retailers should be on the table, but businesses need to proceed with caution, a panel of business leaders said.


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Bringing back employees to offices, reopening bars and increasing capacities at restaurants and retailers should be on the table, but businesses need to proceed with caution, a panel of business leaders said.


The first reopening in May happened “too fast,” Bob Harvey, CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, said, but now that COVID-19 cases are on a downward trend, it’s time to begin reopening discussions again.

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A lot will depend, however, on reopening schools for in-person instruction.

“How can we reasonably talk about bringing people back into the office if people still have children at home they’re trying to provide

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