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THIS SESSION TODAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2020.

AND THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD, UH, VIRTUALLY, UM, WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT, UH, COLLEAGUES.

I THINK WE HAVE ONE ACTION ITEM, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO TAKE UP FIRST.

THERE ARE NO SPEAKERS FOR THAT IS THE ACTION THAT, UH, HAS APPROVING OF THE ORDINANCE ABOUT, UH, THE, THE LOCATIONS VOTING LOCATIONS.

UH, WE'LL DO THAT PRETTY QUICKLY AT THE END OF THAT.

WE'LL GO TO DR.

S SCOTT AND DIRECTOR HAYDEN FOR THE COVID BRIEFING SO THEY CAN GET OVER TO THE COUNTY.

I WILL THEN GO TO THE STAFF, UH, UPDATES ON THE CHAPTER THREE 80 GUIDELINES AND ON THE SAVES GUIDELINES, WE'LL GET THOSE PRESENTATIONS.

UH, HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET ALL THAT DONE BEFORE, UH, UH, LUNCH.

UM, IF WE, UH, NEED TO, IF WE HAVE SOME TIME LEFT, WE CAN PICK UP BY ITEM NUMBER 10, WHICH IS THE, UH, UH, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, UH, UH, BYLAWS, UH, ISSUE.

UH, BUT THEN WE'LL TAKE THE LUNCH BREAK, UH, ABOUT THE NOON HOUR.

UM, WE HAVE THE EXECUTIVE SESSION, UH, WHERE WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE SESSION POSTED, UH, ITEMS, UH, PROBABLY AFTER THE LUNCH BREAK.

SO I COULD SEE US DOING THAT PROBABLY IF WE BROKE FOR LUNCH AND ONE, WE WOULD DO LUNCH AND THEN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION, LIKE AT ONE O'CLOCK, UH, AND THAT WOULD THEN BRING US BACK AFTER LUNCH FOR THE BRIEFING ON THE HOUSE SOUTH, UH, AND ANY REMAINING PULL THE ITEMS, I THINK, 16 AND 23 OF THE POLE.

UM, UH, WHAT ABOUT SURE.

THE 23 WAS NOTED ON WHAT WAS THE POLLED LIST? UH, YES, UH, UM, UH, JUST TO AFLAC, I WILL HAVE TO STEP OUT ABOUT THREE O'CLOCK FOR ANOTHER MEETING, HILTON MEMBER, ALTERNATE.

I HAVE ANOTHER MEETING NIGHT.

SOUNDS LIKE WE'LL GET DONE BY THEN, BUT, UM, IS THAT GOOD TO BE, MAKES US TO WORK TO DRIVE? CAUSE WE CAN DO THAT.

OKAY.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT, GUYS, LET'S GO AHEAD.

AND YES, ALISON, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TAKE UP THE UT ITEM BEFORE THE THREE O'CLOCK.

WE HAVE TO, UM, WORK ON THE AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, UH, INTERVIEWS.

OKAY.

UM, OKAY.

LET'S MAKE SURE THAT WE DO THAT.

REMIND ME WHEN WE COME BACK FROM LUNCH TO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO TAKE THAT UP FIRST.

OKAY.

[1. Approve an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 20201117-002 ordering the December 15, 2020 runoff election to repeal and replace Exhibits B, C, D, E, and F to adopt the locations of the election day polling places; the list of election day presiding judges and alternate judges; the dates, hours, and locations of the early voting places; the list of central counting station staff; and the list of early voting ballot board members; and declaring an emergency.]

UM, ALL RIGHT.

SO IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE, UH, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING, UH, THE ORDINANCE ORDERING THE DECEMBER 15, 2020 RUNOFF ELECTION TO RE RE REPEAL AND REPLACE EXHIBITS, BCD AND ENF TO ADOPT THE LOCATIONS IN ELECTION DAY, POLLING PLACES THEY LISTED ELECTION DAY PRESIDING JUDGES AND ALTERNATIVE JUDGES, DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING PLACES.

THE LIST OF THE CENTRAL ACCOUNTING STATION STAFF AND THE LIST OF THE NEW PALLET BOARD MEMBERS DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

IS THERE A MOTION MAYOR PRO TEM MAKES THAT MOTION SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER COSAR IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION CLARK? IS IT TRUE THAT WE HAVE NO INSIGHT OF SPEAK ON THIS? THAT IS CORRECT.

MAYOR, NO SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU, KATHY.

I JUST WANTED TO THANK, UM, OUR CITY CLERK FOR WORKING TO MAKE THOSE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AND APPRECIATE ALL MY COLLEAGUES, INCLUDING COUNCIL MEMBER, ALL AND OTHERS WHO ARE AT THE LAST SESSION.

UM, RAISE THIS, RAISE THE ISSUE OF, OF MAKING SURE THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, WE HAD POLLING PLACES THAT WERE ACCESSIBLE IN ALL OF THE AREAS WHERE WE EXPECT PEOPLE TO BE VOTING IN THE RUNOFF.

SO AGAIN, THANK YOU TO THE CLERK.

I KNOW THAT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN EASY AND IS, IS ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING RIGHT NOW IN THE TIME OF THE PANDEMIC AND THE SPECIALTY IS CONCERNED.

THE THING THAT I GUESS OUR CLERK HAS SAID IS THEIR LEAST FAVORITE DUTY, UH, TO TRY TO CORRAL THE CATS, TO MAKE SURE ELECTIONS HAPPEN.

UH, WOULD YOU HAVE ANY REALLY WELL BY THE WAY, IN OUR AREA, THANKS TO, TO THE CLERK'S OFFICE, THE OTHER CLERK'S OFFICE, UH, DANA DEBRA VOIR FOR THE WAY THAT OUR ELECTIONS ARE BEING HELD.

UH, ALISON, CAN YOU HEAR ME? I DON'T WANT TO HURT YOU AT THIS AIRPORT.

UM, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT IT'S HER LEAST FAVORITE THING TO FIND POLLING PLACES DURING THE RUNOFF.

SHE DOES A WONDERFUL JOB, UM, SETTING UP OUR ELECTIONS AND MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS IN PLACE FOR THIS.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S TAKE A, VOTE THOSE IN FAVOR OF THIS ITEM.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THOSE OPPOSED.

I SEE EVERYONE'S HAND RAISED ON A TASHA.

HOW DO YOU VOTE? AYE.

ALL RIGHT.

IT'S UNANIMOUS ON THE DYES AND THAT WAS ALL 11 OF US.

ALL RIGHT.

SO LET'S GO, UH, THEN,

[B1. Briefing on Covid-19 related matters. (Standing staff update)]

UH, UH, MANAGER, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU FOR THE, UH, FOR THE, FOR THE

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COVID, UH, BRIEFING.

I WOULD LIKE TO, AGAIN, THANK, UH, DR.

ASCOT AND DIRECTOR BY HAYDEN.

UM, WE WATCH ON THE NEWS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE.

UH, THERE ARE PARTS OF OUR STATE THAT, UH, ARE STILL, UH, DEALING WITH REAL GRAVE CIRCUMSTANCES.

UH, GENERALLY SPEAKING, OUR NUMBERS ARE, ARE GENERALLY RISING.

WE DON'T KNOW A LOT WHAT HAPPENED WITH NOVEMBER, UH, WHERE THINGS HAVE PLATEAUED DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S REAL OR IF IT'S BECAUSE PEOPLE JUST DON'T LIKE TO GO TO THE HOSPITALS OVER THANKSGIVING.

UH, BUT YOU GUYS ARE VERY, UH, VIGILANT AND INTELLIGENT AND HELPING THIS COMMUNITY AND RELATIVE TO OTHER CITIES, AUSTIN CONTINUES TO DO WELL, WHICH I THINK IS A REAL TRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY ITSELF.

UH, YOU KNOW, THE, IT'S NOT REALLY HOW MUCH WE CAN ENFORCE.

IT'S NOT EVEN THE ORDERS THAT WE ISSUE.

IT'S A COMMUNITY THAT IS SEEING THE NUMBERS AND THE DATA, AND THEN RESPONDING TO IT IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY.

AND, UH, I THINK THAT IS, UH, AS A COMMUNITY WHERE WE'RE, WE'RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE PULLING IN THE SAME DIRECTION TO KEEP US SAFE, UH, WITH THAT, UH, MANAGER ALTERNATE OVER TO YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, AND IT'S GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE.

I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A RESTFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND, AND, UH, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WE'RE ALREADY IN DECEMBER, BUT AS THE MAYOR NOTED, WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND WE HAVE BOTH A RESPONSIVE COMMUNITY AND INCREDIBLE STAFF THAT ARE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE INFORMED AND THAT WE'RE REALLY LEANING INTO THIS IN WAYS THAT ALLOW US TO STAY SAFE.

UH, SO WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO START WITH DIRECTOR HAYDEN.

SHE'S GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DR.

SCOTT, AND THEN WE'LL PAUSE FOR QUESTIONS, DR.

HAYDEN, YOU'RE STILL MUTED DIRECTORY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE TODAY.

UM, I WANT TO START MY UPDATE, UM, BY ENCOURAGING ALL INDIVIDUALS THAT MAY HAVE TRAVELED OUTSIDE OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY TO SELF QUARANTINE WHEN THEY RETURN AT LEAST SEVEN TO 14 DAYS.

AND WE ARE REALLY ENCOURAGING FROM THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR, BECAUSE IF YOU MAY HAVE HAD ANY, UM, CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE THAT MAY BE INFECTED WITH COVID-19, WE ALSO, UM, ENCOURAGE YOU TO REACH OUT, UM, GO ONLINE TO, UM, OUR ASSESSMENT AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO TAKE A TEST, UM, AT ONE OF OUR SITES.

UM, AND WE WANT YOU TO DO THIS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT THAT IS, UM, WILL LIKELY GO BACK TO, UM, IN-PERSON SCHOOL, OR YOU HAVE A POSITION WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE YOU WILL BE, UM, IN PERSON, YOU KNOW, AT YOUR JOB.

AND SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, THAT WE HAVE ENCOURAGED, UM, OUR, OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, UM, AND CHILDCARE, BUT WE ARE ALSO ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO DO THIS.

WE JUST WANT EVERYONE TO BE, UM, PROACTIVE.

UM, THE OTHER THING, UM, WE ARE GOING TO PARTNER WITH, UM, AISD THIS WEEK AND, UM, UM, WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO BE AT BERGER CENTER AND NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL TO, UM, TO TEST THE FAMILIES, AS YOU ALL MAY KNOW, UM, THEY ARE ON VIRTUAL, UM, LEARNING THIS WEEK.

AND SO OUR GOAL IS TO ULTIMATELY, UM, MITIGATE, UM, THE, THE SPREAD OF DISEASE.

UM, THE OTHER THING THAT, UM, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS, IS THAT WITH ALL OF THE, UM, HOLIDAY GATHERINGS AND JUST ALL OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A, A LOW RISK, A, UM, HIGH AND A HIGH RISK TYPE OF, UM, INFORMATION TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE MAKING DECISIONS.

OUR HOPE IS, IS THAT YOU WILL CHOOSE, UM, TO TAKE THE LOWER RISK.

IT IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT, UM, THAT YOU TAKE THE LOWER RISK BECAUSE THAT IS GOING TO HELP US AS A COMMUNITY AS WE'RE MOVING FORWARD.

UM, DURING THIS TIME, THE OTHER THING THAT, UM, I WANT TO SHARE IS, UM, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO

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WORK WITH THE SCHOOLS AND PROVIDE THE TESTING WITH THEM, BUT WE'RE ALSO GOING TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE, UM, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

THE OTHER THING, UM, OUR EPIDEMIOLOGISTS AND OUR SURVEILLANCE TEAM, UM, WE ARE STARTING TO SEE, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, UM, BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY FOLKS THAT, UM, ARE TESTING.

UM, WE DID SEE AN INCREASE IN, AS YOU ALL KNOW WHERE I'M AT STAGE FOUR.

AND SO SINCE WE ARE AT STAGE FOUR, WE ARE ENCOURAGING FOLKS TO ONLY TAKE, UM, ESSENTIAL TRIPS ONLY.

UM, WE WANT YOU TO REALLY JUST MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS THAT YOU CAN MAKE.

THE OTHER UPDATE I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS, IS, UM, WE, UM, TALKED ABOUT OUR VACCINE COALITION, UM, DISTRIBUTION AND TASK FORCE, AND WE'VE HAD THREE MEETINGS OF THAT GROUP.

AND JUST A REMINDER, UM, IT IS A GROUP OF HEALTHCARE, UM, OFFICIALS, UM, AS WELL AS, UM, GOVERNMENT FOLKS, ADVOCATES, NON-PROFIT FOLKS, AND WE ARE, UM, PUTTING TOGETHER A PLAN FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO, UM, WITH THAT GROUP, UM, WE ARE GOING TO BE MAKING A SLIGHT BIT OF A CHANGE.

UM, WE'VE HAD ABOUT 138 FOLKS THAT HAVE, HAVE THAT ARE ACTIVE IN THAT PROCESS.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO SMIT, WE'RE GOING TO, UM, CHANGE OUR FORMAT INTO SMALLER GROUPS.

AND SO WITH THE SMALLER GROUPS, WE'RE GOING TO WORK ON FRIDAY, UM, POPULATION ENGAGEMENT, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT OUR COMMUNICATION STRATEGY.

UM, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH OUR VACCINE PROVIDERS, UM, TO JUST MAKE SURE, UM, WITH, WITH THE THROUGHPUT, JUST MAKING SURE WITH, WITH ALL THE PHASES WE HAVE COMING UP.

AND SO THE PHASES THAT WE HAVE WITH THE DISTRIBUTION IS BASED UPON THE PHASES, UM, BASED UPON THE INFORMATION WE'VE RECEIVED FROM THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES.

AND IT'S ALSO BASED UPON INFORMATION FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL.

AND SO WE ARE WAITING JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IS, UM, FOR DECEMBER, UM, LATER THIS MONTH, DECEMBER, AND OUR HOPE IS, IS THAT, UM, THE FIRST GROUP OF FOLKS WILL RECEIVE THEIR BAGS.

SEE, UM, LATER THIS MONTH, THE OTHER, THE THING ABOUT THE VACCINE, UM, WE HAVE HEARD FROM, UM, DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES THAT, UM, WE HAVE, UM, THEY HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER.

AND SO WE ARE AWARE THAT PFIZER IS GOING TO BE, UM, ONE OF THE VACCINES THAT WILL COME, UM, TO THE STATE OF TEXAS.

AND SO AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION, OUR PLAN IS TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AS WE CAN BE, UM, BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC HAS AS MUCH INFORMATION AS THEY CAN, AS WE CAN PROVIDE, UM, BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO ENSURE THE TRUST OF THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO, UM, AS YOU MAY REALIZE THAT, UM, OUR TESTING HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY, UM, JUST FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, WE HAVE TESTED OVER 57,000 PEOPLE AS OF NOVEMBER 24.

AND SO, UM, ALL OF OUR SITES, UM, CONTINUE TO REMAIN OPEN OUR DOVE SPRINGS, UM, SITE GIVENS, MONTOPOLIS, UM, WALNUT CREEK, UM, AND FOOD REVEAL SITES ARE OPEN, AND THEN WE STILL HAVE OUR, UM, OUR ST JOHN'S SITE.

OKAY.

UM, I'M GOING TO SHIFT TO LONG-TERM CARE, LONG-TERM CARE, UM, INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM.

UH, THEY, UM, OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS, THERE HAS BEEN ABOUT 71, UM, NEW CASES IN THE LAST TWO, TWO WEEKS.

UM, WE ARE DEFINITELY, UM, CONCERNED ABOUT THAT OUR TEAM CONTINUES TO, TO MEET WITH, UM, EACH OF THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE THEIR WEEKLY MEETING AND, UM, DISCUSS HOW OUR EPIDEMIOLOGISTS CAN WORK WITH THEM VERY CLOSELY ON, UM, ANY OF THEM, UM, ANY OF THEIR PLANS THAT THEY HAVE.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE STARTING TO SEE IT IS, IS WE'RE STARTING TO SEE AN INCREASE, UM, FOR PPE, UM, OVER 274 ORDERS HAVE BEEN RECENTLY PUT IN PLACE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, UM, AS I REPORTED AT MY LAST, UM, BUT THEY, I SHARED WITH YOU THAT WE WE'RE GOING TO, UM, PARTNER WITH THE FACILITIES, UM, THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO PROVIDE A TAKE HOME KIT FOR THEIR STAFF.

UM, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF, OF COMPLETING THAT PROCESS.

UM, OUR STAFF WILL BE WORKING ON

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A DRIVE-THROUGH PICKUP EVENT, UM, ON DECEMBER 12TH AND WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE, UM, 2000 KIDS TO THE, UM, EMPLOYEES OF THOSE, UM, FACILITIES WHERE THE FACILITIES HAVE SIGNED UP TO SAY, THEY WILL, UM, SHARE THIS WITH THEIR EMPLOYEES.

UM, WE CONTINUE TO, UM, PROVIDE TESTING AT THOSE LOCATIONS AS WE ARE, UM, AS THEY REQUEST US TO, MOST OF THEM HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE.

AND THEN LASTLY, UM, AS YOU ALL KNOW, UM, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH OUR ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS.

UM, THE DEPARTMENT HAS, UM, HAD SEVERAL MEETINGS WITH, UM, OUR COLLEAGUES OVER IN THE CODE COMPLIANCE AUSTIN CODE, AS WELL AS THE, UM, FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE, OUR STAFF, UM, WE'RE BERRY DID SOME SWEEPS, UM, LAST WEEK OVER THE, OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

UM, OUR GOAL IS, IS TO, UM, WE HAVE MOVED PAST, UM, WARNINGS.

UM, WE ARE MOVING AT A PACE OF ENFORCEMENT, UM, AND ISSUING CITATIONS.

UM, SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE UPDATES ABOUT THAT AS WE MOVE ALONG AT THIS POINT, I WILL TRANSITION OVER TO BACKREST DR.

SCOTT.

THANK YOU, STEPHANIE.

GOOD MORNING.

UH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

I CAN ASK, UH, AVA TO PULL UP MY SLIDES WE'LL GET STARTED AREA.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO MAYOR AND COUNCIL, THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

UH, YESTERDAY WE REPORTED 332 NEW CASES WITH A MOVING AVERAGE OF 231.

UH, LET'S SAY DECREASE OVER THE PAST SIX DAYS AS, UH, AS MAYOR ADLER MENTIONED IN HIS OPENING COMMENTS.

UH, WE'RE NOT CLEAR IF THIS IS GOING TO BE A SUSTAINED TREND OR NOT.

UH, WE KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, LEADING UP TO THANKSGIVING, WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE GETTING TESTED AS THANKSGIVING WEEK STARTED, LESS PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR TESTING AND WANTING TO GET TESTED.

UH, WE, WE ALWAYS SEE THIS, UH, IN THE HOSPITALS AS WELL, IN TERMS OF, OF PEOPLE DESIRING TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL DURING HOLIDAYS.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE WILL PUT OFF GOING AND IN SEEKING CARE, SEEKING, TESTING, SEEKING TREATMENT UNTIL AFTER THE HOLIDAY.

SO THIS WEEK SHOULD BE VERY TELLING FOR US TO DETERMINE, UH, IF, UH, IF THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE OR NOT.

UH, BUT AGAIN, UH, WE ARE FLATTENING THINGS.

WE'VE BEEN FLATTENED THINGS LAST WEEK, AND WE HOPE THAT TREND CONTINUES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I SENT A LITTLE LADY, OUR NEW ADMISSIONS HAVE BEEN DECREASING YESTERDAY.

WE REPORTED 35 NEW ADMISSIONS TO THE HOSPITAL WITH A MOVING AVERAGE OF 32.

UH, THAT NUMBER HAS BEEN MOVING BETWEEN 32 AND 37 OVER THE PAST 14 DAYS.

UH, SO AGAIN, UH, WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT THIS TREND CONTINUES THAT THIS IS, THIS IS A RESPONSE TO THE WARNINGS, THAT THINGS WERE GETTING WORSE LOCALLY AND AROUND THE STATE AND COUNTRY.

UH, AND AGAIN, WE CAN CONTINUE THIS TREND BY CONTINUING THOSE PROTECTIVE ACTIONS, UH, THAT ARE LEADING TO THESE IMPROVED NUMBERS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE IS THIS THERE'S THREE THINGS.

THE BLUE LINE IS THE TOTAL HOSPITAL BEDS BEING UTILIZED FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS IN THE FIVE COUNTY MSA.

UH, THE ORANGE IS THE ICU BEDS, THE GRAY OR THE VENTILATORS BEING UTILIZED HOSPITALIZATIONS YESTERDAY WERE REPORTED AT 218 WITH A MOVING AVERAGE OF TWO 19.

UM, THAT HAS BEEN FLAT OVER THE PAST SIX DAYS, ICU YESTERDAY, 75 ICU BEDS BEING UTILIZED WITH A MOVING AVERAGE OF 76, ALSO FLAT OVER THE PAST WEEK AND VENTILATOR USE YESTERDAY 46 WITH A MOVING AVERAGE OF 45 AND AGAIN, FLAT OVER THE PAST WEEK.

UH, SO AGAIN, WE, TWO WEEKS AGO STARTED CALLING ON, UH, OUR AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY COMMUNITY TO WORK HARDER TO FLATTEN THE CURVE.

THINGS ARE FLATTENING, BUT WE'LL HAVE TO BE PATIENT.

WE'LL HAVE TO CONTINUE THOSE, UH, INCREASED EFFORTS TO, UH, TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF DISEASE.

AND HOPEFULLY THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

OBVIOUSLY WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT, UH, TRAVEL AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

AND, UH, WE'RE HOPEFUL

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THAT PEOPLE HEATED THE MORNINGS, NOT ONLY FROM AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH, BUT FROM THE CDC AND THE STATE AS WELL.

AND WE'RE PROTECTIVE AS DIRECTOR HAYDEN SAID, IT'S IMPORTANT IF FOLKS DECIDED TO GO TO AS YOU KNOW, LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS OR SOCIAL GATHERINGS, OR WERE INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES WHERE DISTANCING AND MASKING WERE NOT FOLLOWED, JUST STAY HOME THIS WEEK TO GET TESTED LATER THIS WEEK TO ENSURE THAT THEY WERE NOT EXPOSED AND, UH, AND ARE ABLE TO TRANSMIT DISEASE BEFORE THEY GO BACK TO SCHOOL OR TO WORK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THAT'S AMAZING COUNSEL.

WHAT I'M SHOWING YOU HERE IS THE UPDATED PROJECTIONS FROM THE NEW TEAM MODEL IN CONSORTIUM.

UM, AND AGAIN, WHAT THIS IS SHOWING IS DECREASING ACTIVITY IN TERMS OF OUR ADMISSIONS TO THE HOSPITAL.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS, THE PROJECTIONS ARE IMPROVING SIMILAR TO WHAT WE SHOWED LAST WEEK AND THE WEEK BEFORE THIS IS WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT DISEASE TRANSMISSION STAYS THE WAY IT HAS BEEN OVER THE PAST WEEK OR SO.

SO IF WE LOSE SOME THINGS OUT, IF WE ARE RELAXED, IF WE ARE LESS VIGILANT IN THOSE PROTECTIONS, THIS WILL MOVE IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

AGAIN, I'M ALSO CONCERNED THAT, UH, THESE PROJECTIONS MAY BE OVERLY OPTIMISTIC BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT LESS PEOPLE WERE TESTED LAST WEEK AND LESS PEOPLE, UH, YOU KNOW, MAY HAVE BEEN INCLINED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL TO SEEK CARE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

SO AGAIN, WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THESE NUMBERS THIS WEEK, UH, AND, UH, INTO NEXT WEEK.

AND THEN HOPEFULLY THE TREND WILL CONTINUE.

AND WE WILL SAY THIS AS, UH, AS OUR ACTUAL TREND GOING FORWARD HERE IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, YOU KNOW, WE SEE SIMILAR, UH, AFFECTS ON TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS.

YOU SEE SOME FLATTENING FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR SO, AND THEN A DECLINE IN THOSE HOSPITALIZATIONS PROJECTED.

NOW, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS THE ICU PROJECTIONS THAT STAYS FLAT FOR A BIT LONGER BECAUSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE IN THE ICU, UH, TEND TO BE THERE FOR NOT FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.

AND YOU CAN SEE A MORE GRADUAL DECLINE IN THOSE ICU NUMBERS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS, GOING INTO CHRISTMAS.

AGAIN, I WANT TO ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO INCREASE, UH, INCREASE THEIR VIGILANCE, UH, CONTINUE THOSE PROTECTIVE ACTIONS THAT, THAT WE CALLED UPON, UH, FOLKS TO DO OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

AND IF THAT HAPPENS, IF THAT CONTINUES, THEN CHRISTMAS IS GOING TO LOOK A WHOLE LOT BETTER.

UH, SO OUR HOPE IS THAT THOSE TRENDS WILL CONTINUE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF A SLIDE.

I SHOWED YOU A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO IN TERMS OF CASES PER CAPITA.

SO THESE ARE ACTIVE CASES, PER HUNDRED THOUSAND POPULATION IN THE MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS ACROSS TEXAS.

UH, THIS IS BASED ON DSHS DATA, WHICH IS PUBLISHED AND UPDATED WEEKLY ON THEIR WEBSITE.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, AGAIN, TRAVIS, COUNTY'S IN THIS DARK BLUE AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE GRAPH, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT WE'VE FLATTENED DOWN A LITTLE BIT OVER THE PAST WEEK.

WE HAD AN INCLINE, UH, OVER THE PATH OVER A TWO WEEKS PERIOD OR SO, UH, AND THEN A FLATTENING WE'VE BEEN FLAT, UH, FOR ABOUT THE LAST 10 DAYS, UH, WITH TODAY BEING A MOVING AVERAGE OR CORRECTION, A ACTIVE CASES FOR A HUNDRED THOUSAND OF 186, OUR NEXT, UH, UH, CITY OR COUNTY IS BEAR COUNTY, UH, IN SAN ANTONIO, WHICH IS ROUGHLY DOUBLE OUR ACTIVE CASE RATE.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, THE HOUSTON HAD A CHANGE IN THEIR REPORTING, WHICH DROPPED, DROPPED THEM CLOSER TO SAN ANTONIO'S TREND.

UH, THE DANCING, UH, GREEN AND ORANGE LINES THAT YOU SEE ARE, UH, TARRANT IN DALLAS COUNTIES, UH, WHICH HAVE HAD A MORE SUBSTANTIAL UPWARD TREND.

UH, THEY ARE FLATTENING OUT A LITTLE BIT ALSO OVER THE PAST WEEK.

UH, THE LIGHT BLUE LINE IS LUBBOCK COUNTY STILL ON AN INCLINE NOW WITH CLOSE TO 2000 CASES PER A HUNDRED THOUSAND.

AND OF COURSE, EL PASO COUNTY, UH, AT THE VERY TOP, UH, WITH OVER 5,000 ACTIVE CASES PER A HUNDRED THOUSAND, YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY HAVE HAD A SHIFT IN THEIR, IN THE SLOPE OF, OF THEIR INCREASE, WHICH IS FLATTENING OUT A BIT, UH, WHICH IS CERTAINLY GOOD NEWS FOR THEM, UH, STILL FACING CATASTROPHIC SURGE IN EL PASO COUNTY.

SO AGAIN, UH, THIS IS NOT JUST A THEORETICAL THREAT.

WE CAN SEE IT HAPPENING AROUND THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND IT'S IMPORTANT THAT, THAT WE CONTINUE THOSE EFFORTS HERE SO THAT WE CAN, UH, CONTINUE OUR TREND

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OF THE BOTTOM OF, OF, UH, THE, THE, THE CASES PER CAPITA IN THE MAJOR METRO AREAS IN TEXAS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF, UH, THE CASES, UH, UH, BY AGE GROUP.

SO THESE ARE OUR INDIVIDUALS HOSPITALIZED OVER THE PAST WEEK.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, THE SORT OF MUSTARD OR MUSTARD YELLOW IS OUR 70 79 AGE GROUP, WHICH ARE OUR HIGHEST, UH, GROUP HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWED BY OUR 60 TO 69, RELATIVELY FLAT OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS.

UH, THE YELLOW LINE THAT YOU SEE HERE IS OUR 20 TO 29 AGE GROUP.

UM, THEY HAVE HAD A DECREASE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

UH, AGAIN, WE, UM, I'LL NOTE THAT UT HAS GONE VIRTUAL, UH, FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEMESTER, WHICH SHOULD HELP TO, UH, TO FURTHER DECREASE THE TRENDS IN, UH, TRANSMISSION AND HOSPITALIZATION IN THAT 2029 AGE GROUP.

UH, THE GRAY LINE IS OUR 10 TO 19 AGE GROUP, A SLIGHT INCREASE OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, UH, BUT, BUT NOTHING DRAMATIC AND CERTAINLY DECREASES IN OUR, OUR YOUNGER AGE GROUPS.

WE ARE SEEING DISEASE, TRANSMISSION AND YOUNGER AGE GROUPS.

WE ARE SEEING SOME HOSPITALIZATIONS, UH, BUT, UH, AGAIN, WE'RE, WE'RE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN SUBSTANTIAL NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH, UH, WITH YOUNG CHILDREN.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS THE SAME DATA.

HAVE IT BROKEN DOWN AND QUANTIFIED BY EACH OF THE AGE GROUPS, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, THAT TWO WEEKS AGO WE HAD 215 INDIVIDUALS HOSPITALIZED IN THE MSA FROM COVID-19 NOT LAST WEEK, 185.

SO I SIGNIFICANT DECREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, WHICH IS EXACTLY THE DIRECTION THAT WE WANT TO SEE.

AND WE'VE SEEN DECREASES IN OUR NUMBERS OF OLDER INDIVIDUALS IN THAT 70 TO 79, UH, OUR 80 PLUS AGE GROUP, AND A RELATIVELY STEADY IN SOME OF THE OTHER AGE GROUPS.

SO AGAIN, WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THESE NUMBERS AND REPORT THEM WEEKLY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR HOSPITALIZATIONS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY.

UH, THE, UH, THE GREEN LINE THAT YOU SEE HERE IS OUR LATIN X POPULATION.

UH, THEY REPRESENT 38.7% OF HOSPITALIZATIONS LAST WEEK.

UM, SO, UH, ARE, ARE WHITE NON-HISPANIC AND THE BLUE HAS SURPASSED OUR LATIN X POPULATION IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, OUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY 8.9%.

UH, SO BOTH, UH, BOTH COMMUNITIES NOW BY MORE ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF THEIR, UH, THEIR COMPOSITION OF OUR COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS.

UH, WE DID SAY, UM, UH, A, UH, A CHANGE IN OUR, UM, UH, NON HISPANIC POPULATION, UH, ALSO DECREASE IN OTHER CATEGORY AND OUR ORANGE CATEGORY, WHICH IS OUR ASIAN AMERICAN 5.7%.

UH, SO FURTHER INCREASES THIS WEEK IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS OF OUR, UH, ASIAN AMERICAN POPULATION.

AGAIN, THESE ARE UPDATED AND ALSO LOOK AT OUR DASHBOARD FOR FOLKS TO REFERENCE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, AGAIN, SIMILARLY, THIS IS THE SAME DATA BROKEN DOWN, UH, AND QUANTIFIED BY EACH OF THE, UH, RACE AND ETHNICITIES, UH, 65, UH, IN OUR LATIN X COMMUNITY 15, AND OUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN 79 IN OUR WHITE NON HISPANIC COMMUNITY.

SO AGAIN, TOTAL NUMBERS DECREASING IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO, UH, TO REPORT ON THIS WEEKLY AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR POSITIVITY BY WEEK.

UM, SO THREE WEEKS AGO, WE WERE AT 6.8%, TWO WEEKS AGO, WE DROPPED A 5.9% LAST WEEK.

AND AGAIN, WE STILL HAVE LOTS OF TESTS COMING IN FROM LAST WEEK, BUT SO FAR BACK TO 6.8% FOR LAST WEEK.

UM, SO AGAIN, THIS NUMBER MAY CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS NUMBER YESTERDAY, IT WAS DOWN AT 5.4%, BUT EACH DAY, UH, YOU KNOW, THOUSANDS MORE, UH, UH, TEST RESULTS COME IN.

AND SO THIS NUMBER MAY CHANGE.

UH, BUT AGAIN, WE, WE HAVE MORE WORK TO DO REMEMBER THAT WE WANT BEST TO BE BELOW 3% ACROSS THE BOARD.

AND, UH, WE ARE MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT STILL.

SO WE HAVE MORE WORK TO DO, BUT THROUGH THAT INCREASE VIGILANCE, UH, THROUGH PEOPLE CHOOSING TO STAY HOME WHEN THEY'RE SICK OR HAVE SYMPTOMS OF ANY KIND.

AND CERTAINLY, UH, THROUGH FOLKS WHO ARE POSITIVE ISOLATING AND

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PREVENTING, UH, HOUSEHOLDS SPREAD IS GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO FURTHER DECREASE THIS POSITIVITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IT'S THE SAME DATA FEED, UH, THAT IS BROKEN DOWN BY RACE AND ETHNICITY.

UH, YOU CAN SAY THAT, UM, THAT WE HAVE OUR, UH, LATIN X POPULATION IN THE, UH, DARK AND GRAY AT 10.3% SO FAR FOR LAST WEEK, WEEK 48, UH, OUR, UH, AMERICAN INDIAN POPULATION, UH, AND NATIVE ALASKAN 13.3%, WHICH IS THE BLUE LINE ON THE LEFT AFRICAN-AMERICAN, WHICH IS OUR, UH, THE GREAT BAR 7.6% ASIAN AMERICAN, UH, WHICH IS THE GOLD, UH, IS A 5.7%.

UH, AND OUR WHITE NON-HISPANIC ON THE RIGHT SIDE AT 6%.

UH, SO AGAIN, ALL OF THE RACE METHODS IS ABOVE THAT 5% MARK AND, UH, AND WELL ABOVE THE 3% AND GOAL, UH, THAT WE'VE SAID.

SO AGAIN, MORE WORK TO DO IN TERMS OF DECREASING TRANSMISSION IN OUR COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS THE SAME BREAKDOWN BY, UH, AGE GROUP.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UM, THAT WE'RE SEEING INCREASES, UH, IN OUR POSITIVITY IN OUR 40 TO 49, 50 TO 59, 60 TO 69 AGE GROUP, UH, AS WELL AS OUR 70 AND 80 PLUS AGE BRUISE.

UH, THESE ARE, THESE ARE THE GROUPS THAT WE DON'T WANT TO SEE, UH, INCREASES PARTICULARLY BECAUSE INCREASES IN THE OLDER AGE GROUPS, UH, ARE GOING TO RESULT IN INCREASING HOSPITALIZATIONS.

THIS IS PART OF THE REASON WHY WE HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THIS WEEK.

ANYTIME WE SEE THOSE INCREASES IN THE OLDER AGE GROUPS, WE CAN EXPECT A WEEK LATER, UH, TWO WEEKS LATER TO SEE INCREASES IN HOSPITALIZATIONS.

UH, SO AGAIN, WE DON'T WANT TO BE TOO OPTIMISTIC, UH, GIVEN, GIVEN WHAT WE'RE SEEING HERE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE DO.

HAYDEN MENTIONED, UH, THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR DASHBOARD AS A REMINDER, THIS IS ON OUR WEBSITE, AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV/COVID 1900 DASHBOARDS, 71 OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, 146 OVER THE PAST 28 DAYS.

UH, AND, UH, AGAIN, WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR NURSING HOMES, LOOKING AT OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE THEIR EFFORTS AT INFECTION CONTROL, INCLUDING PPE CONSULTATION AND TESTING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR SCHOOL'S REPORT.

SO I APOLOGIZE FOR THE SLIDE BEING CUT OFF ON THE RIGHT, UH, BUT, UH, OBVIOUSLY A DECREASE LAST WEEK, UH, WITH MOST SCHOOLS BEING OUT FOR THE WEEK, A TOTAL OF ABOUT 70 CASES BETWEEN STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND OTHER VISITORS TO CAMPUS.

UM, SO AGAIN, WE'VE, WE'VE, UH, WE'VE HAD AISD REMOTE THIS WEEK.

WE HAVE SOME SCHOOLS THAT HAVE, UH, ELECTED TO ALSO GO VIRTUAL THIS WEEK, UH, TO HELP DECREASE THE RISK OF FURTHER SPREAD AT SCHOOLS.

UH, WE WILL CONTINUE TO REPORT ON THIS WEEKLY, UH, AND AGAIN, AS A REMINDER, EACH OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE A MORE DETAILED REPORT BY SCHOOL LOCATED ON, UH, ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL WEBSITES.

THERE ARE LINKS TO THOSE THROUGH OUR AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV ORG SLASH COVID-19 FOR FOLKS WHO WANT MORE INFORMATION ON THAT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND AGAIN, UH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, IN ADDITION TO COVID-19 SEASON, AND WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF HOW INFLUENZA SEASON LAST WEEK, 456, UH, FLU TESTS WERE PERFORMED ZERO OR POSITIVE, WHICH GIVES US A 0% POSITIVITY FOR LAST WEEK, WHICH IS, IS GREAT NEWS.

OVERALL, UH, 27 CASES REPORTED I 0.9, 8% POSITIVITY.

UH, SO FOLKS ARE DOING GOOD AGAIN, AS A REMINDER FOR ANYBODY OUT THERE WHO HAS NOT RECEIVED A FLU SHOT THIS YEAR.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DO THAT.

PLEASE DO THAT NOW.

BUT AGAIN, WE'RE SEEING, UM, WE'RE SEEING ONGOING TRENDS OF, UH, UH, VERY, VERY LOW INFLUENCE, UH, TRANSMISSION, WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH HOSPITAL CAPACITY TO MANAGE SURGES OF BOTH NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THIS IS A GRAPH SHOWING HOW THIS YEAR'S IS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS THREE SEASONS.

AGAIN, WE ARE EXTREMELY LOW IN TERMS OF, UH, INFLUENZA-LIKE ILLNESSES, UH, IN OUR SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE DATA, UH, THAT COMES INTO US.

UH, SO AGAIN, VERY PLEASED WITH THIS AND, UH, WE REALLY DO NEED TO CONTINUE THIS TREND, UH, AND, UH, HOPEFULLY FOLKS

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WILL GET OUT THERE AND GET THEIR FLU SHOT.

UH, THE MASKING, THE DISTANCING IS, IS GOING TO HELP WITH INFLUENCE AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FINALLY, MARIN COUNCIL, WE, UH, WE CONTINUE TO BE IN STAGE FOUR, AGAIN, THAT MOVING AVERAGE OF NEW CASES, WHICH ARE OUR KEY INDICATOR FOR TRANSITION IS AT 32.

NOW THE THRESHOLD, UH, BETWEEN STAGE THREE AND STAGE FOUR IS 30.

UH, IF WE CAN CONTINUE THOSE EFFORTS, CONTINUE THOSE NOW THAT, THAT VIGILANCE, UH, IN OUR MASKING, OUR DISTANCING IN OUR HAND HYGIENE, UH, IF WE CONTINUE TO STAY HOME, WHEN WE'RE ABLE TO GET TESTED, WHEN WE'RE CONCERNED, WE CAN PUSH THIS BACK INTO THE YELLOW ZONE, UH, WHICH WILL CERTAINLY ALLOW US TO RELAX A LITTLE BIT AND TO CERTAINLY HAVE A BETTER LEAD UP TO CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS.

WHAT'S THAT ALTERNATIVE TO BACK TO YOU, SPENCER, THANK YOU, DR.

SCOTT, AND NOW WE'LL TURN IT BACK TO MAYOR AND COUNCIL FOR OUR QUESTIONS FOR OUR BACKDROPS SCOTT DIRECTOR, HAYDEN, AND THEN OF THE STAFF THAT ARE ALSO ON THE LINE ON THIS PEN DINNER, DR.

SCOTT, ON THAT SLIDE THAT YOU JUST HAD UP THE COLOR CODED A RISK CHART SLIDE.

UM, UM, YOU USED TO HAVE A COLUMN ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE THAT SHOWED, UH, THE, THE TRIGGERS.

I MEAN, THAT WAS A HELPFUL, UH, LINE AND COLUMN, I THINK, TO HAVE FOR THE COMMUNITY WE'RE IN, WE WERE IN YELLOW.

AND WHEN WE WENT TO 30, THAT MOVED US INTO THE ORANGE ZONE, IS THAT RIGHT? THE STAGE FOUR ZONE THAT'S CORRECT.

AND THEN THE NUMBER TO MOVE US INTO STAGE FIVE.

AND OBVIOUSLY YOU MAKE A, YOU KNOW, A JUDGMENT AT THAT POINT BASED ON THE SPEED AND OTHER FACTORS, BUT 50 IS THE, THE, THE TRIGGER THAT TAKES US INTO STAGE FIVE GENERALLY, IS THAT RIGHT? AND NEXT WEEK I CAN, UH, WE HAVE TWO VERSIONS, ONE WITH, AND ONE, WITHOUT THOSE TRIGGERS, I'LL CERTAINLY, UH, MAKE SURE TO SHARE THE ONE NEXT WEEK, THE TRIGGERS, OKAY, THAT'D BE HELPFUL.

AND THE NUMBERS THAT WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW FOR THE SEVEN DAY RUNNING AVERAGE IS 32.

WE HAD GOTTEN UP TO LIKE A 37 OR 38 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND COME BACK DOWN WITH EITHER THE GOOD NEWS LAST WEEK, CAUSE WE WERE WEARING MASKS AND RESPONDING TO ORANGE OR PEOPLE JUST WEREN'T GOING TO A HOSPITAL OVER THANKSGIVING SO THEY CAN SPEND MORE TIME WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

UH, BUT THAT'S THE NUMBER THAT WE'RE TRYING TO STAY BELOW AS A COMMUNITY AT 50, BECAUSE THAT GIVES US THE BEST CHANCE TO KEEP BUSINESSES OPEN AND KEEP, UH, KEEP, KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN.

I GET ASKED THE QUESTION NOW, UH, IF, UM, UH, WE'RE CONTEMPLATING OR LOOKING AT, UH, THE KIND OF, UH, A CURFEW, UH, THAT DEL PASO IS, HAS PUT IN AND EVEN SAN ANTONIO HAS PUT IN WHERE I'M NOT TRYING TO SAY NINE O'CLOCK OR 10 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT.

AND, UH, IT, UH, IS MAINLY INTENDED TO GET PEOPLE HOME FROM SOCIAL EVENTS, UH, EARLIER STILL ALLOWS PEOPLE TO TRAVEL FOR ESSENTIAL KINDS OF THINGS.

BUT AS PEOPLE GOING HOME EARLIER, WE HAVEN'T DONE THAT YET.

UH, A CURFEW LIKE THAT.

UH, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT COULD BE IN OUR FUTURE? HOW WOULD YOU, HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THE CONCEPT OF CURFEW, UH, MAYOR? UH, RIGHT NOW, I DON'T THINK IT'S NECESSARY BECAUSE WE'RE IN A DIFFERENT SITUATION AND YOU CAN, YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING.

THE PUBLICAN CAN SEE CLEARLY THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT SITUATIONS GOING ON IN, UH, IN THE JURISDICTIONS, TEXAS.

UH, SO THERE'S A LOT OF HETEROGENEITY IN TERMS OF WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW.

UH, I THINK RIGHT NOW PEOPLE ARE LISTENING AND, AND WE'VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE THROUGHOUT THIS PANDEMIC THAT OUR COMMUNITY HAS RESPONDED EVERY TIME THAT CALL TO ACTION.

UH, I THINK IF WE GET TO STAGE FIVE, THEN WE DO NEED TO CONSIDER OTHER STEPS, INCLUDING THE CURFEW TO HELP CURB THIS SPREAD FURTHER.

OKAY.

AND THEN MY LAST QUESTION, THEN I'LL TURN IT OVER TO MY, TO MY COLLEAGUES.

IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS ON THE CHART THAT YOU HAVE JUST PRIOR TO THIS ONE THAT HAD THE FLU INFLUENZA CHART, UH, THERE'S KIND OF A BASELINE AT ABOUT 1% THAT WE HIT, UH, AND WE'VE STAYED THERE, HOW RELATIVE TO PAST YEARS WHERE THE NUMBERS INCREASE AND WHERE THAT FLU IS IMPORTANT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS ISN'T, THIS WHOLE THING WITH THE VIRUS IS NOT ALL ABOUT WHO GETS IT AND WHETHER THEY GET SICK, WHETHER THEY DIE OR WHETHER THEY GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

I HEAR SO MANY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IT.

I'M NOT GOING TO WEAR A MASK BECAUSE I'M WILLING TO TAKE THE RISK WITH MY OWN HEALTH.

UM, AND THAT'S JUST NOT IT, I MEAN, IT IS, IT IS NOT ACCURATE OR FAIR OR TRUTHFUL TO ASSESS WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHOULD BE PUTTING ON MASS BASED ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSUME THAT RISK FOR YOUR YOURSELF.

UH, WE HAVE A REAL PROBLEM IN THIS CITY.

IF SO MANY

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PEOPLE GET SICK THAT GO TO A HOSPITAL THAT IMPACT OUR ICU IS NOT JUST FOR COVID, BUT FOR SOMEBODY WHO MIGHT BE IN A CAR ACCIDENT OR HAVE A HEART ATTACK, WE NEED TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

SO THAT THERE'S SPACE FOR THOSE KINDS OF PATIENTS.

AND TO A LARGE DEGREE, THAT'S WHAT WEARING MASKS ARE ABOUT KEEPING SPACE IN THE ICU FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE RIGHT THERE.

THAT HAPPENED.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE IDENTIFIED EARLY IN THE COMMUNITY WAS WE FELT OPERA HOSPITALS LAST YEAR ON INFLUENZA PATIENTS.

SO IF WE WERE GOING TO HAVE A FIGHTING CHANCE OF KEEPING THE SPACE IN ICU, WE NEEDED THAT TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH FLU GOING INTO IT.

IT LOOKS LIKE A COMMUNITY.

SO YOU'RE REALLY, REALLY GOOD JOB OF THAT.

DO YOU KNOW HOW OTHER CITIES ARE ALSO DOING WITH RESPECT TO INFLUENZA? UH, ARE THEY SEEING THE SAME KIND OF PATTERN THAT WE'RE SEEING? YOU KNOW, MAYOR WE'RE CERTAINLY, UH, I HAVE THE S THE STATE WHERE MY DATA AND WE'RE CERTAINLY SEEING, UH, FAVORABLE TRENDS ACROSS THE STATE IN TERMS OF INFLUENZA THIS YEAR AS COMPARED TO OTHER YEARS.

UM, BUT I'LL SAY, AND, AND EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF MASKS WEARING, UH, IT IS HELPING US, UH, I THINK THAT, THAT WE CAN SEE THAT IN THE COVID-19 DATA, WE CAN SEE THAT IN THE INFLUENZA DATA AND YOU'RE RIGHT TO POINT OUT, IT'S NOT ABOUT HOW MUCH RISK YOU WOULD WANT TO PERSONALLY TAKE IT'S ABOUT HAVING FOR LIFE AND HOW FRAGILE IT CAN BE FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

AND, YOU KNOW, I, I, I THINK THIS IS THE TIME WHEN WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY THROUGH A SIMPLE ACTION TO PROTECT OTHERS IN THIS COMMUNITY.

AND IT IS NOT ASKING A LOT TO PUT ON A MASK TO KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM OTHER PEOPLE.

UH, AND, YOU KNOW, WE CAN ONLY HEAR US.

WE CAN ALL BE LIFESAVERS, LIKE DOING THAT SIMPLE, SIMPLE ACT.

AND I WOULD CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO DO THAT.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UH, COLLEAGUES, ANYBODY HAVE A QUESTION? UH, KARA NATASHA, THANK YOU.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR DIRECTOR HAYDEN, ACTUALLY.

UM, DURING THE CONVERSATION AROUND PPE, I'VE ACTUALLY HAD A LOT OF CONSTITUENTS HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PPE FOR MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCES, ESPECIALLY THOSE INCOME RESTRICTED MULTI-FAMILY WITH THE PPE AND DISABILITY.

UM, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AROUND THAT.

AND THEN LIKE, AS FAR AS THE REQUESTS THAT YOU ALL ARE RECEIVING, WHERE'S THE NEED, YOU KNOW, WHO IS IT AND WHERE ARE THEY, THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ASKING, I THINK YOUR UNIT DIRECTOR, HAYDEN.

OKAY.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

THANK YOU.

UM, WE ARE RECEIVING REQUESTS FROM, FROM SEVERAL ENTITIES.

UM, WE HAVE, WE ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH, UM, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND THEY ARE, UM, PROVIDING, UM, THEY ARE PROVIDING THE, UM, THE EQUIPMENT OUT IN LIKE THE RURAL AREAS, LIKE THE TRAVIS COUNTY AREAS, BUT THEY ARE ALSO PROVIDING IT IN OTHER ZIP CODES THAT HAVE A HIGHER POSITIVITY RATE.

WE ARE RECEIVING REQUESTS FROM, UM, CHILDCARE FACILITIES, UM, LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

UM, WE'VE ALSO RECEIVED SOME REQUESTS FROM HOUSING AUTHORITY, UM, AS WELL AS, AND I'M GOING BY MEMORY.

UM, AND WE'VE ALSO RECEIVED, UM, SOME REQUESTS FROM NON-PROFITS THAT THE CITY HAS CONTRACTS WITH AND, UM, MEMBERSHIP OF ONE, BUT ONCE.

AND SO, UM, SO WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT, UM, AS WE CAN, WHENEVER COMMUNITY GROUPS ARE HAVING, UM, AN EVENT IN THE COMMUNITY, UM, WE DO LIMIT IT TO, UM, 1000 TOTAL OF WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE ONLY BECAUSE WE ARE PROVIDING IT ACROSS OUR WORK.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S HELPFUL.

UM, I THINK I'LL CONNECT WITH YOU OFFLINE TO SORT OF FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN, UH, REALLY FORTIFY THAT PARTNERSHIP WITH HAKA AND THE TRAVIS COUNTY HOUSING.

UM, YEAH, LIKE I SAID, I'M GETTING A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT AP EVENT.

THAT'S ON 12, 12, THE 2000 KIDS AT YELLER, BUT THE DRIVE-THROUGH IS THERE A, IS THERE A SPECIFIC SOMETHING PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE DETAILS OR DO YOU HAVE A FLYER THAT WE COULD SHARE WITH OUR CONSTITUENTS AND OUR NEWSLETTER? MAYBE I THINK WHAT WILL BE BETTER, UM, IS THAT WE, BECAUSE THOSE ARE FOR FOLKS THAT ARE WORKING IN LONG-TERM

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CARE FACILITIES ONLY.

UM, AND SO WHAT WE, UM, HAVE DONE IS, IS THAT WE'VE SHARED THAT WITH ALL OF THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY PARTNERS THAT OUR TEAM MEET WITH WEEKLY, UM, WE HAVE A MAILBOX ADDRESS THAT SET UP LONG-TERM CARE, UM, AND AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV.

SO THEY CAN SEND AN EMAIL TO THAT, UM, OR THEY CAN CALL OUR MEDICAL LINE OR THREE, ONE, ONE, MAYBE JUST EASIER FOR FOLKS TO CALL AND SAY, YOU KNOW, PLEASE CONNECT ME TO THE, THE, UM, AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICAL LINE, AND WE'LL GET THEM CONNECTED.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

I THINK THE LAST QUESTION I HAVE AROUND PPE IS, UM, JUST RECOGNIZING HOW WE HAD TO SCRAMBLE THE LAST TIME, YOU KNOW, THE FIRST TIME, RATHER, I JUST WONDER IF WE'RE BETTER POSITIONED THIS TIME OR RECOUNT THAN WE WERE BEFORE IN TERMS OF AVAILABILITY AND ACCESS TO, AND YEAH, I GUESS I'M JUST CURIOUS ABOUT HOW WE'RE, HOW WE'RE POSITIONED AND IF WE'RE NOT, YOU KNOW, PLACE TO, WE HAVE PLANS TO REALLY SUPPORT THAT EFFORT MORE SUBSTANTIVELY.

WELL, WE ARE, UM, WORKING ON NOW IS WORKING ON A PLAN, UM, THAT WILL TAKE US FROM JANUARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF NEXT YEAR, UH, WHERE WE WILL, WE WE'VE ASKED OUR PARTNERS, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY EVENTS DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE? SO WE CAN PLAN FOR THAT.

UM, WE'VE AT ALL OF OUR SITES AND THE CITY ACCOUNTING SITES, WE ACTUALLY PROVIDE LIKE, UM, NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS.

WE PROVIDE PPE TO OUR CLIENTS AND THEN THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND FOR TRAVIS COUNTY, THEY PROVIDE PEOPLE EAT.

SO ALL OF US ARE PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR ABOUT HOW MUCH PPE WE WILL NEED, AND WE'RE GOING TO ORDER THAT.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, TRAVIS COUNTY HAS BEEN VERY GRACIOUS TO ALLOW US TO STORE IT THERE.

SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM TO STORE OUR PEOPLE NEED ELABORATIVE WITH THE COUNTY OUT AT THE EXPO.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

ALISON, GOOD MORNING.

UM, MY QUESTION MAY BE FOR, UM, MS. FRANCO.

I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S ON THE LINE.

UM, BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT THE LAST WE'D HEARD THERE WAS ABOUT $5 BILLION AT THE STATE LEVEL LEFT IN CARES MONEY, UM, IN MY CORRESPONDENCE WITH AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE BELIEVE THERE'S SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 1.5 AND 3.7 BILLION THAT'S LEFT ON SPENT.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE OF WHAT THE, AND IS, UM, FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR THOSE FUNDS, WHICH NEED TO BE SPENT BY DECEMBER 31ST? UM, AND AT A TIME WHEN, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE DESPERATE NEEDS, WHETHER IT'S FOR PPE TO GET FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR PEOPLE TO PAY RENT, TO KEEP OUR BUSINESSES, OUR VITAL INDUSTRIES ALIVE.

UM, I'M REALLY FRUSTRATED THAT THE GOVERNOR IS JUST SITTING ON THAT MONEY.

UM, DID HE HAVE ANY SENSE OF THE NEXT STEPS ON THAT AND THE PLANS AND I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW WHO OF STAFF CAN ANSWER THAT.

IF THERE IS AN ANSWER COUNCIL MEMBER OF DIRECTOR, FRANCO'S NOT ON THE LINE.

SO SHE CAN'T ANSWER THAT DIRECTLY.

I'LL SEE IF OUR HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE ANY UPDATES FROM THEIR DEPARTMENTS THAT THEY WORK WITH AT THE STATE, BUT AT A MINIMUM, WE'LL GET YOU A RESPONSE AND THEN MEMO COURT REGARDING ANY UPDATES THAT WE HAVE FROM THE STATE ON THE USE OF THOSE FUNDS.

THANK YOU.

BECAUSE I THINK THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAS THESE RESOURCES.

UM, WE HAVE A DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 31ST AND WE NEED TO SPEND THAT MONEY BEFORE WE HAVE TO GIVE IT BACK, UM, TO WASHINGTON, WE NEED TO SPEND IT WISELY AND WHAT OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING FOR, UH, DIRECTOR HAITI? I PRESCOTT, RIGHT? IT IS.

UM, IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME, IT'S ALARMING TO SEE THE NUMBERS IN PLACES LIKE EL PASO AND LUBBOCK, OF COURSE, AND THE DAMAGE DONE THERE.

IT IS USEFUL TO SEE HOW OUR COMMUNITIES RESPONDED TO KEEP OUR NUMBER, UM, ALTHOUGH TO HIGH, RELATIVELY LOW.

UH, SO I HAD NOT SEEN THAT GRAPH BEFORE, SO THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT, DR.

I SCOTT, WITH THE FLATTENING THAT WE SAW IN THE LAST FEW DAYS THAT WE'RE NOT SURE WHETHER IT HAPPENS BECAUSE IT'S A REAL FLATTENING OR BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL STAY AT HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY OR JUST DIDN'T GO TO THE HOSPITAL DURING THE HOLIDAY.

IS THERE A SIMILAR TREND OF THAT HAPPENING IN OTHER TEXAS CITIES OR NOT WHERE THEY DON'T KNOW WHETHER THERE WAS A

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FLATTENING BECAUSE PEOPLE DIDN'T GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER, UH, MOST OF THE JURISDICTIONS SELLS AND FLATTENING OVER THE PAST WEEK.

UM, I THINK THERE'S BEEN SOME COMMENTS FROM, FROM CDC AND, AND, UH, AND DR.

FOWCHEE ON THE CHALLENGE WITH DATA OVER, OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEK.

UH, SO GIVEN, I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS FOR THE NEXT OR TWO UNTIL WE CAN DETERMINE IF THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY FURTHER IMPACT FROM, FROM THAT HOLIDAY.

OKAY.

I THINK THAT'S HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THAT, UM, THAT WE SAW THAT HAPPEN IN LOTS OF PLACES ACROSS THE STATE.

AND SO THAT SHOULD MAKE US EXTRA CAUTIOUS AS TO NOT, UM, I THINK THAT, THAT TOO, BECAUSE IT MAY BE OBSCURING WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON.

SO THAT'S VERY HELPFUL TO KNOW THERE'S ALSO APART FROM THE CURFEW QUESTION THAT THE MAYOR RAISED, I'VE ALSO GOTTEN QUESTIONS ABOUT, UM, UH, HOW WE, WHETHER I SEE WHETHER THERE, THE CHUNK OF THE PROBLEM COMING FROM, UH, UH, ALTHOUGH BARS HAVE BEEN CLOSED, UH, THAT THERE ARE SOME NUMBER OF, OF, UH, BARS THAT MAY BE SELLING A SMALL AMOUNT OF FOOD, BUT THAT, UM, HAVE REPORTEDLY REALLY CONTINUED TO FUNCTION AS BARS WITH PEOPLE, UM, DANCING OR BEING CLOSE TOGETHER, NOT WEARING MASKS IN A, IN A BAR ENVIRONMENT.

UH, I DON'T KNOW IF, IF, IF THERE HAS BEEN ANY FURTHER ACTION TAKEN TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE, OR IF THAT MAY BE SOMETHING WE HAVE TO DO, IF THINGS GET WORSE, BUT CAN, THEY'LL SPEAK TO ON TOP OF THE CURFEW, UH, QUESTION, WHETHER WE'RE SEEING ANY SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF CASES COMING FROM PEOPLE GATHERING AT WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY A BAR.

OKAY.

WHAT DO YOU W WE, WE CERTAINLY ARE SEEING CASES ASSOCIATED WITH, WITH RESTAURANTS, WHICH IS WHAT THESE BARS ARE NOT CLASSIFIED AS, UM, BUT AS DIRECTOR OF HAYDEN SAID THAT WE HAVE SEEN, UH, SIGNIFICANT ISSUES WITH COMPLIANCE AT SOME OF THOSE SITES, UH, AT A SPOT CHECK ON SATURDAY, UH, COMPLIANCE WAS 60%.

UH, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF CITATIONS ISSUED, AND I WOULDN'T BE VERY CLEAR TO RESTAURANTS AND, AND FORMER BARS THAT ARE NOW, UH, RESTAURANTS.

UH, IF THEY DO NOT CLEAN THINGS UP, IF THEY DO NOT SHOW A PATTERN OF COMPLIANCE, WE WILL TAKE FURTHER ACTION INCLUDING CLOSURE.

UH, WE, WE SIMPLY CANNOT TOLERATE, UH, BAD BEHAVIOR AT A TIME WHEN WE ARE REALLY STRUGGLING TO KEEP BUSINESSES OPEN.

WE WANT BUSINESSES TO BE OPEN.

WE WANT RESTAURANTS TO BE OPEN, BUT THEY HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE IN ORDER TO STAY OPEN, NOT ONLY FOR THEMSELVES TO STAY OPEN, BUT FOR ALL RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES TO STAY OPEN.

SO IT REALLY IS UP TO US AS A COMMUNITY AND UP TO THEM AS A BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO REALLY ENFORCE THEMSELVES AND ENSURE THAT, THAT THOSE BAD ACTORS THAT ARE BEING CALLED OUT AND, AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

THANK YOU FOR THAT, DR.

SCOTT, I, I THINK WE ALL AGREE THAT WE WANTS TO GET TO A PLACE WHERE BUSINESSES CAN STAY OPEN AND OPEN FURTHER, AND THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS THAT AS PEOPLE FOLLOWING THE RULES.

I ALSO KNOW THAT IT IS HARD TO STAY OPEN WITH, UH, UH, CAPACITY LIMITATIONS AND THE OTHER ISSUES, BUT, UH, IN PART, THAT'S WHY I'M GLAD IN THIS WEEK, WE'LL BE VOTING ON, ON FURTHER AID TO, TO OUR SMALL BUSINESSES, TO THE INDUSTRIES THAT ARE HURTING.

THAT'S WHY I JOINED WITH COUNCILMEMBER ALTAR AND THE MAYOR AND EVERYONE ELSE AROUND HOPING THAT THE GOVERNOR SPENDS THOSE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO AID PEOPLE IN SMALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE STRUGGLING INTO FURTHER ON PUBLIC HEALTH GOALS.

UH, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, EVERYONE DOES NEED TO FOLLOW THE RULES AND, AND IT SHOULD APPLY TO INDIVIDUALS JUST LIKE IT APPLIES TO, UH, THOSE, THOSE, UH, THOSE BUSINESSES THAT WE'RE FINDING ARE BREAKING THE RULES.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

UM, COULD ONE OF YOU SPEAK TO ANY UPDATES ON THE VACCINE TRIALS OR, UM, ANY EXPECTED TIMELINE OF THOSE TO ROLL OUT AND WHAT PEOPLE IN AUSTIN COULD EXPECT WHEN SOMETHING IS APPROVED, HOW WOULD PEOPLE BE ABLE TO ACCESS IT? UM, AND WHAT KIND OF TRIAGES THERE OF MAKING SURE OUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS HAVE ACCESS TO GOOD, AND THEN OUR REGULAR, UM, OUR REGULAR RESIDENTS.

UM, YES.

UM, WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW, IT'S PFIZER, MADONNA AND ASTRAZENECA ARE THE THREE VACCINES, UM, THAT ARE HER ARE MOVING

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FORWARD BASED UPON THEIR EFFECTIVE RATE, UM, PFIZER AND MADONNA, MADONNA, UM, OR ACTUALLY WE'LL HAVE A FIVE FOR THE EAU.

UM, THERE IS GOING TO BE A PUBLIC MEETING THAT WILL, UM, YOU KNOW, REVIEW THE PROCESS FOR THAT WITH THE FDA IS, UM, THE GOAL IS FOR THAT TO BE APPROVED.

UM, THE ONLY REASON BASED UPON INFORMATION WE RECEIVED FROM CDC THAT SAYS THAT, UM, A VACCINE MAY NOT BE APPROVED, THE RISKS OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS, AND SO THEY ARE GOING TO BE GOING THROUGH ALL OF THAT INFORMATION.

UM, AND THAT IS ACCORDING TO THE LAST INFORMATION WE RECEIVED THAT IT'S SLATED AROUND SOMETIME LIKE DECEMBER 10TH IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD.

WELL, THAT MAY BE SUBJECT TO.

UM, AND SO WHAT WE'VE DONE WITH THE VACCINE, UM, UM, DISTRIBUTION, UM, COALITION TASK FORCE IS, IS THAT WE'VE SHARED WITH THEM ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE THUS FAR.

UM, THERE IS STILL SOME INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED.

UM, AND WE'RE OUR HOPE IS TO RECEIVE THAT, UM, AFTER THEY PASS THE FDA APPROVAL.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OUR, OUR, OUR PLAN IS IS THAT, UM, PROVIDERS MUST ENROLL AT THE STATE LEVEL TO BE A PROVIDER.

AND SO, UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE, UM, OR EACH SITE, WE HAVE FOUR, UM, PROVIDERS KIND OF WITHIN OUR, YOU KNOW, CITY OF BOSTON, FOR EXAMPLE, UM, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO REGISTER HER LOCATION.

SO WE HAVE, LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, TWO SHOTS, WE'LL TAX CLINICS AND A MOBILE TEAM.

SO EACH OF THEM HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE BEYOND THAT, UM, OTHER PROVIDERS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY AND ALSO, UM, REGISTERED TO PROVIDE THE VACCINES, UM, LATER ON NEXT YEAR, UM, THEY ARE GOING TO BE ALSO WORKING WITH PHARMACISTS.

UM, AND SO IT'S LIKE YOUR ATB IS WALGREENS, WALMART, ALBERTSONS, ET CETERA.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, THAT WIDELY AVAILABLE.

AND WHAT WE ARE CALLING IS CALLING PHASE TWO.

SO WHAT WE'RE ANTICIPATING THE FIRST PHASE OF IT, UM, WHICH WILL HAPPEN SOMETIME THIS MONTH, WE DON'T HAVE A DATE OR TIME, BUT THAT VACCINE WILL BE SHIPPED FROM PFIZER.

FOR EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, WE'LL COME STRAIGHT TO THE PROVIDER.

UM, WE'RE UNDERSTANDING THAT IT IS FIRST RESPONDERS, UM, UM, HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD.

UM, BUT WE ALSO, UM, UMS, UM, IS, IS ON THAT LIST AS WELL.

AND SO, UM, OUR HOPE IS, IS THAT THERE MAY BE SOME WHO ARE IN LONG-TERM CARE AS WELL DURING THE STAGE ONE, AND THEN PHASE TWO OPENS UP A LITTLE BROADER.

UM, AND SO EVERY MONTH, OUR HOPE IS, IS THAT WE CAN OPEN UP AND THERE'LL BE MORE PROVIDERS IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WERE, THAT CAN PROVIDE IT TO EVERYONE.

AND SO THAT PROVIDES KIND OF A SUMMARY TO YOU.

THAT'S GOT, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANY LEAD TO THAT.

UH, THE ONLY THING I'LL SAY IS THAT THE STRATEGY IS REALLY FOCUSED ON, UH, TARGETING, YOU KNOW, SECURING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WHERE WE DON'T HAVE LOTS OF REDUNDANCY.

AND AS WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR MONTHS NOW, WE DON'T HAVE REDUNDANT THINGS IN TERMS OF HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL AND FIRST RESPONDER PERSONNEL.

SO I THINK THE GOAL IS TO SHORE THAT UP AND THEN TO ALSO TARGET THOSE WHO ARE AT THE HIGHEST RISK.

SO ARE INDIVIDUALS OVER THE AGE OF 65 AND THOSE WITH HIGH RISK CONDITIONS, UM, YOU KNOW, THE, BASICALLY THE YOUNGER IN THE HEALTH AREA THAT YOU ARE THE LONGER TIMELINE IS GOING TO BE FOR, FOR VACCINATION, UH, BEING OFFERED.

UH, AND THAT MAKES SENSE, BUT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, THAT'S THE REALITY OF, OF THE, OF THE SITUATION.

UH, AGAIN, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S A GREAT FEAT TO, TO BE AT DECEMBER, UH, WITH THIS VIRUS IDENTIFIED LESS THAN A YEAR AGO, AND TO BE EVEN TALKING ABOUT A DISTRIBUTION POINT FOR VACCINE.

UM, SO WE'VE GOT TO BE PATIENT IN TERMS OF THE ALLOCATION OF THOSE VACCINES ACROSS THIS COMMUNITY.

IT'S GONNA TAKE SIX OR NINE MONTHS, UH, FOR US TO HIT, YOU KNOW, HAVE BROAD PENETRATION OF A VACCINE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND TO THAT LAST POINT PAGE, I THINK THAT IN THE CONVERSATIONS THAT I'VE SEEN THESE FOLKS HAVING, UH, THE ESTIMATE FOR GETTING IT OUT TO PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WANT IT, UH, RANGES FROM GOING INTO THE SUMMER

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TO THE FALL.

AND I THINK THAT THAT'S REAL UNCERTAIN, CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT.

I KNOW WE'RE ALL HOPING TO GET SOMETHING APPROVED SOON SO THAT IT COULD ROLL OUT TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS WELL AS POSSIBLE.

HEY, PEDRO QUESTIONS FOR LUCKY SOCKS GO.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M, I'LL LET YOU GO.

UH, DR.

HAYDEN DOCTOR HAS SCOTT.

UH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MARY SPENCER, DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS? NOPE.

I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK OF OUR ENTIRE STAFF, THE PARTNERS THAT WE COOPERATE AND COLLABORATE WITH, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, UH, THE SUPPORTS AND GUIDANCE FROM THIS COUNCIL.

UH, IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE AS WE CONTINUE TO BATTLE THIS PANDEMIC.

SO THANK YOU.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

UH, SPENCER, LET'S GO

[B3. Update regarding the revised Chapter 380 Guidelines and SAVES Guidelines. (Staff update related to agenda items).]

TO THE, UH, CHAPTER THREE 80, UM, UPDATE AND THE SAVES GUIDELINE.

I THINK IT'S THE SAME GROUP OF PEOPLE.

YUP.

OKAY, GREAT.

I'LL JUST KICK THIS OFF.

UH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL, AS YOU KNOW, SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC, WE'VE REALLY FOCUSED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF RESOURCES AND STAFF TIME TOWARDS PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND CARING FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS.

YOU KNOW, IN CONCERT, WE FOCUSED OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY, WHICH HAS ALSO AT TIMES ECONOMIC STABILITY FOR MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES WHO HAVE BEEN FINANCIALLY IMPACTED AS A RESULT OF THIS PANDEMIC EARLY ON, WE CREATED A CHIEF ECONOMIC RECOVERY OFFICER POSITION, WHICH IS LED BY OUR DIRECTOR, VERONICA , SHE'S WORKED CLOSELY NOT ONLY WITH OUR MANY CITY DEPARTMENTS, BUT ALSO RENOWNED ECONOMISTS OUR COMMUNITY EXISTENCE, BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS, AND DIRECTLY WITH EACH OF YOU.

UH, WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, WE'VE WORKED WITH COUNCIL TO IDENTIFY AN ADDITIONAL $15 MILLION THAT COULD BE TARGETED TOWARDS VITAL ECONOMIC SECTORS, WHICH INCLUDE LIVE MUSIC VENUES AND LEGACY BUSINESSES.

ON OCTOBER 15TH, THE COUNCIL ADOPTED AN INITIAL SET OF PROGRAM GUIDELINES FOR THE SAVING US AND VITAL ECONOMIC SECTORS PROGRAM OR SAVES AS WE ALL CALL IT.

UH, THE DESIRE BY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 15TH WAS FOR STAFF TO RETURN WITH THE ENHANCED THAT SPEAK TO THE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY BUSINESSES THAT ARE SEEKING ASSISTANCE TODAY.

UH, CHIEF ECONOMIC RECOVERY OFFICER DECENNIAL WILL REVIEW THE PROPOSED ENHANCED GUIDELINES TO BE CONSIDERED BY COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 3RD, MS. WILL ALSO REVIEW PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CHAPTER THREE 80 PROGRAM, WHICH COULD FURTHER ASSIST BUSINESSES WHO ARE FINANCIALLY IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC, MR. SAMUEL WILL BRIEFLY REVIEW THE CONCERTED, UH, ECONOMIC RECOVERY EFFORTS THAT HAD BEEN INITIATED AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO DATE.

UH, SO WHAT THAT I'LL TURN IT OVER TO OUR CHIEF ECONOMIC RECOVERY OFFICER, UH, VERONICA PERCENT NOW, GOOD MORNING AND COUNCIL, I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE WITH YOU TODAY TO PRESENT TO YOU.

AS A SPENCER MENTIONED THE SAVES, UH, ENHANCED GUIDELINES, AS WELL AS THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CHAPTER THREE 80 AGREEMENT.

AND IF I COULD ASK ABBY TO QUEUE UP OUR PRESENTATION, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

AND WHILE THEY ARE DOING THAT, I WOULD BE REMISSED TO ACKNOWLEDGE STAFF.

YOUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS WORKED TIRELESSLY ON THIS PROGRAM, AS WELL AS THE ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE, UM, THAT WE PUT IN PLACE IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

UM, WE'VE ALSO RELIED ON QUITE A BIT OF INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT FROM THE ORGANIZATION AS A WHOLE.

SO A HUGE THANK YOU TO EDD STAFF AND CITY OF AUSTIN STAFF.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO TODAY WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE IN TERMS OF COVID-19 SECOND COMIC RELIEF PROGRAMS, THE TIMELINE OF THE SAVES GUIDELINE DEVELOPMENT, THE CHILDCARE PROVIDER RELIEF GRANT UPDATE, WHICH IS A PART OF THE STATE'S PROGRAM.

AND THEN AN OVERVIEW OF THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ON DECEMBER 3RD, THIS INCLUDES THE CHAPTER THREE 80 PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS, THE ENHANCED GUIDELINES FOR THE AUSTIN LED MUSIC PRESERVATION FUND, AND THEY ENHANCED GUIDELINES FOR THE AUSTIN LEGACY BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT.