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STARTED, UH, TODAY IS OCTOBER 13TH, UH, 2020.

THIS IS THE, UH, CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION.

UM, IT IS, UH, NINE OH THREE.

THIS IS BEING HELD, UH, VIRTUALLY WE HAVE A CORUM PRESENT, UH, COLLEAGUES.

WE HAVE, UH, UH, SOME BRIEFINGS WITH US THIS MORNING.

FIRST BRIEFING

[B1. Briefing on Covid-19 related matters, including an update on airport concessions. (Standing staff update).]

IS GOING TO BE ON COVID.

IT WILL BE OUR REGULAR BRIEFING FROM OUR, UH, ALSO PUBLIC HEALTH FOLKS.

UM, DR.

S SCOTT'S OFFICE.

UH, IT'S ALSO GOING TO INCLUDE INFORMATION ON THE AIRPORT CONCESSIONS.

UH, THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE STAFF BRIEFING YOUR PRESENTATION ON THE SAVES, A RESOLUTION, UM, UH, SO THAT WE CAN DISCUSS THAT.

UH, THE GOAL IS TO TAKE LUNCH, UH, ABOUT THE NOON HOUR.

UH, IF WE CAN, WE CAN TAKE PULLED ITEMS, UM, BEFORE OR AFTER LUNCH.

AND WE WILL CONCLUDE THE DAY WITH THE EXECUTIVE SESSION, WHICH HAS TWO ITEMS, UM, THAT WORKED FOR EVERYBODY.

WE'LL GO AHEAD AND PROCEED.

WE'LL BEGIN THIS MORNING WITH PRESENTATIONS FROM, UH, FROM AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH DOCTOR ASKPAT AND DIRECTOR, UH, HAYDEN AGAIN IS WITH ALWAYS A MANAGER, UH, YOU KNOW, CONGRATULATIONS ON KEEPING THE NUMBERS LOW, ALTHOUGH I'LL TELL YOU I'M SCARED TO DEATH IS I SEE, YOU KNOW, THE NUMBER OF CASES GO OUT AND SEE OTHER CITIES IN THE STATE NOW KIND OF LOSING A HOLD OF KEEPING THE NUMBERS, UH, LOWER.

UH, THANK YOU FOR REMINDING EVERYBODY THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO IS MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE.

OUR ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO KEEP SCHOOLS OPEN OR KEEP BUSINESSES OPEN IS ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON, ON HOW RELIGIOUSLY OUR COMMUNITY REALLY ADOPTS THOSE THINGS, MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING, WATCHING ANTS.

UM, AND, UM, WE GOT DOWN TO, I THINK, 12, UH, THREE TIMES IN TERMS OF ADMISSIONS ON A SEVEN DAY AVERAGE, WE'RE NOW UP TO 15, UM, WHILE IT'S BASICALLY FLAT, IT IS, UH, CREATING FOR ME A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF, UH, OF ANXIOUSNESS ABOUT WHETHER WE CAN REALLY HOLD ON TO THOSE NUMBERS.

BUT THANKS FOR THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING, YOUR STAFF IS EVERYWHERE, UH, DOING A LOT OF REALLY GOOD WORK.

SO MATADOR I'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU.

THANK YOU, MAYOR.

AND GOOD MORNING COUNSEL, UH, AS THE MAYOR SAID, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ALL THE MORE REASON TO STAY VIGILANT.

THIS IS A COMMUNITY WIDE EFFORT TO COMBAT THIS VIRUS.

AND WE HAVE BEEN, UH, SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS, BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE THOSE PRACTICES.

UH, WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE, UH, STAFF TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE WORKING TIRELESSLY TO NAVIGATE OUR WAY THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC.

UM, BUT IT DOES TAKE ALL OF US AND WE'VE ALWAYS APPRECIATED THE SUPPORT WE'VE RECEIVED FROM THIS TITUS.

AS THE MAYOR MENTIONED, WE'LL HAVE THREE PARTS OF THEIR COVID BRIEFING.

UH, THIS MORNING, FIRST WE'LL HEAR FROM DIRECTOR HAYDEN, THEN WE'LL HEAR FROM DR. SCOTT, AND THEN WE DO HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION FROM OUR AIRPORT EXECUTIVES TO GIVE US AN UPDATE ON THE FACILITY.

SO WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO DIRECTOR HAYDEN.

GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU, SPENCER.

UM, I'D LIKE TO JUST START OUT BY, UM, TALKING ABOUT OUR EPIDEMIOLOGISTS AND OUR SURVEILLANCE TEAM.

UM, THAT TEAM REALLY, REALLY, UM, IS A HUGE BACKBONE OF THIS RESPONSE.

UM, THAT TEAM IS REALLY SPINNING, UM, THEIR TIME NOW REALLY PROVIDING THE SUPPORT TO SCHOOLS, UM, HIGHER EDUCATION, OUR LONGTERM CARE AND OUR, UM, NON NURSING HOME SITES.

IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR THIS TEAM TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE SCHOOLS, UM, TO PROVIDE THIS ADDITIONAL, UM, NURSING AND EPIDEMIOLOGISTS, UM, SERVICES WITH THE CASES BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, UM, WE CAN EXPECT WHENEVER, UM, MORE FOLKS ARE AT A FACILITY WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE MORE, UM, UM, POSITIVE CASES.

SO OUR STAFF ARE CONVENED CONTINUING TO IN THE INVESTIGATIONS AND THEY ARE PROVIDING THAT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

UM, I'M SURE MOST OF YOU HAVE HEARD SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE, UM, ABOUT THE VACCINE AND, UM, WE JUST WANT TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION WITH YOU THAT WE RECEIVED FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS.

UM, THE DEPARTMENT IS, UM, REACHING OUT TO HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

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AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS, AND WE ARE ESTABLISHING A, UH, COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM PLAN.

AND, UM, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS, IS THAT WE'RE, THIS TEAM WILL DEVELOP A PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE THE, UM, VACCINE.

OUR FIRST MEETING IS GOING TO BE, UM, NEXT FRIDAY.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE'RE WORKING WITH THIS TEAM, WE MUST, UM, IDENTIFY PRIORITY POPULATIONS AND LOOK AT WAYS TO, UM, DISTRIBUTE THE VACCINE AND, UM, LOOK AT OUR, UM, MESSAGING AND ENGAGEMENT.

AND SO AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THAT COALITION, UM, WE HAVE A LARGE GROUP OF FOLKS THAT ARE GOING TO BE WITH US, UM, FROM GRASSROOTS.

UM, FOLKS ARE REPRESENTED AS WELL AS, UM, HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION AND, UM, CITY AND COUNTY FOLKS.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THOSE MEETINGS, ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION THAT WE RECEIVED, THE INITIAL TIMELINE, UM, SHOWS THAT BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, WE CAN EXPECT TO, TO HAVE THE VACCINE.

NOW I WILL KIND OF GIVE A CAVEAT THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND THAT'S WHAT THE STATE AS, UM, JUST REMINDED US IS THAT THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, BUT THAT'S THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AS OF TODAY.

YAY.

AND SO FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, UM, THAT VACCINE IS, UM, I'M SLATED TO GO OUT TO RESPOND THERE'S FIRST RESPONDERS AND HEALTHCARE STAFF.

AND SO WHAT THE STATE OF TEXAS HAS REALLY, REALLY, UM, UM, HAS REALLY PUSHED OUT AND THE DEPARTMENT HAS PUSHED OUT AS WELL TO PARTNERS IS, UM, THE PROCESS FOR THEM TO, IN ROLE TO PROVIDE VACCINES TO THEIR HEALTHCARE STAFF.

UM, AND WE'VE ALSO SENT IT OUT INTERNALLY TO, UM, OUR, UM, EMS DEPARTMENT AS WELL.

AND SO, UM, KNOWING THAT THAT IS THE INITIAL TARGET FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, UM, THEN WE SHIFT TO JANUARY THROUGH JULY AND SO MORE VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE.

AND, UM, AND THAT IS WHEN WE'RE GOING TO USE THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE BASED ON DATA AND THE COALITION RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND THEN WE WILL PROVIDE, UM, MORE VACCINE JANUARY THROUGH JULY.

AND WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT INITIALLY, UM, IT IS GOING TO BE HOW WE WERE WITH TESTING.

AS YOU RECALL, WE DID NOT RECEIVE A LOT OF TESTING INITIALLY AND AS TIME WENT ON, MORE TESTING HAS BECOME AVAILABLE.

AND SO, UM, WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE, UM, ALL OF THE VACCINE PROVIDERS THAT HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE, UM, AND THEY ARE READY TO PROVIDE, UM, THE, THE VACCINE, UM, AS WELL AS WE ARE, UM, WITH THE TESTING, WE CAN TO HAVE OUR, UM, SOME SITES, DOVE SPRINGS, GIVENS, ONE TOP THOSE AND WALNUT CREEK COMMUNITIES.

AND WE HAVE OUR, UM, ST JOHN SITE AVAILABLE JUST AS A REMINDER.

UM, WE ARE STILL DOING, UM, VISITS AT HOME.

SO IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE, UM, THAT MAY NEED THAT ACCESS, I HAVE A FLYER THAT I CAN SEND YOU AND PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THAT FLYER BECAUSE WE, WE, WE WANT THAT SERVICE TO BOOK PROPOSAL FOR PEOPLE TO UTILIZE THAT SERVICE, UM, WITH OUR LONGTERM CARE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM, OUR FOLKS THAT ARE CONTINUING TO WORK WITH THE LONGTERM CARE, OUR STAFF ARE REALLY EXCITED BECAUSE IN THE LAST DAYS THERE'S ONLY BEEN ABOUT SEVEN CASES IN LONGTERM CARE.

AND SO OUR STAFF AND THE ADMINISTRATORS THAT WE WORK WITH HAVE BEEN VERY EXCITED.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, WE'RE CONTINUING TO PROVIDE TESTS.

UM, OUR DASHBOARD IS UP, BUT, UM, WE, WE PROVIDED OVER 8,667 TESTS.

AND, UM, AS YOU KNOW, THE FACILITIES ARE RECEIVING, UM, VISITORS AND, UM, IT IS REQUIRED BY THE STATE.

UM, ACCORDING TO WHAT THE, UM, THE, UM, UH, TESTING FREQUENCY FOR NURSING HOMES WILL BE FOR TRAVIS COUNTY IS ONE TIME A WEEK.

AND SO WHENEVER INDIVIDUALS, UM, ARE GOING TO THAT LOCATION, THEY MUST, UM, SHOW THAT THEY, UM, HAVE TAKEN A COVID TEST AND SHARE THAT WITH THE STAFF THERE.

AND MOST OF THEM HAVE PUT IN PLACE OPERATIONS IN ORDER TO DO THAT WITH OUR HOMELESS UPDATE.

UM, WE'RE CONTINUING TO, UM, WORK IN OUR EATING

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APART TOGETHER PROGRAM, UM, AS WELL AS OUR, UM, OUR RESPONSE FOR BASIC NEEDS, UM, ON THURSDAY'S AGENDA IS A CONTRACT WITH GOOD WORK AUSTIN.

AND THAT IS A PART OF OUR EAT INITIATIVE WITH OUR, UM, PROTECTIVE LODGES.

WE HAVE ABOUT 320, UM, GUESTS THAT ARE THERE, AND, UM, WE WILL BE PROVIDING, UM, MOVE VACCINES TO THE PROTECTIVE, UM, LODGE GUESTS.

UM, IN ADDITION TO THAT, UM, BEFORE THE DEADLINE STAFF, UH, COORDINATED, UM, TO ALLOW, UH, FOLKS TO COME IN, TO REGISTER FOLKS TO VOTE, UH, AT THOSE LOCATIONS TO, UH, THE LAST BIT OF GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR HOMELESS AND PROLOGIS, I AM SO EXCITED TO SAY THAT WE HAVE, UM, FOUND 42 INDIVIDUALS HAVE EXITED THE PROTECTIVE LODGES TO PERMANENT HOUSING.

AND SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED, UM, ABOUT THE, THE INDIVIDUALS MOVING INTO THEIR PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

WE'RE CONTINUING WITH OUR, UM, PPE DRY AND, UM, OVER 5,300 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE RECEIVED OVER 21,000 MASS AND OVER 6,500 BOTTLES OF HAND SANITIZER.

UM, WE ARE WORKING WITH, UM, HAKA TO HOST SOME, UM, DISTRIBUTION EVENTS TO TARGET SENIORS AND OTHER HIGH RISK POPULATIONS.

AND I WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION TO YOU AT A LATER TIME ABOUT THAT, UM, WITH OUR RISE 2.0, UM, THAT PROCESS IS STILL UNDERWAY.

WE HAVE SOME EARLY, UM, UM, DATA, UM, FROM THAT PROCESS, THEY RECEIVED OVER 91,000, UM, APPLICATIONS, WHICH WAS SIGNIFICANT.

AND, UM, AS YOU KNOW, THEY, UM, HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS, UM, TO SELECT, UM, THE FOLKS THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO BE ELIGIBLE.

AND THEN THERE WAS A RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS.

UM, AND SO, UH, AS OF TODAY, UM, ACCORDING TO THE DATA I HAVE OVER 2000 APPLICATIONS WERE PROCESSED, WE WILL BE COMPLETING A, UM, SENDING OUT A REPORT TO PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT PROCESS, OUR CHILDCARE SITES, WE'RE CONTINUING TO WORK, UM, ACROSS THE COUNTY, BUT WE DO HAVE SIX FOCUS, UM, ZIP CODES THAT WE ARE PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO IN OUR COMMUNITY.

IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO ENSURE THAT, UM, OUR CHILDCARE FACILITIES, UM, HAVE THE SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED THROUGHOUT THIS, UM, RESPONSE THAT, UM, COMPLETES MY REPORT.

UM, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DR.

SCOTT.

THANK YOU.

THANKS, STEPHANIE.

AND THANK YOU, SPENCER.

UM, I'LL ASK AB TO PULL UP MY SLIDES, APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO UPDATE COUNCIL ON OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE.

HERE WE GO.

OKAY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

UH, ONCE AGAIN, THE YELLOW LINE IS A SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAD BEEN ON A DECLINE, UH, THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, WE'VE SEEN AN INCREASE IN CASES YESTERDAY, WE REPORTED 133 CASES, WHICH BROUGHT OUR MOVING AVERAGE BACK UP TO 77.

UH, SO AGAIN, A COUPLE OF YEARS, THERE'S A FEW DAYS OF INCREASE.

UH, WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT THIS WEEK LOOKS LIKE.

CERTAINLY WE WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO SAY AN ONGOING DECREASE.

UM, I WILL SAY THAT, UH, THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THE PROJECTIONS FROM UT AND HOW THEY'VE CHANGED, AND I WILL TALK ABOUT THOSE ON THE SUBSEQUENT SLIDES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS A GRAPH, A UPDATE OF OUR NEW ADMISSIONS, AGAIN, UH, THE YELLOW SHOWING THE SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE.

UH, YESTERDAY WE REPORTED 10 ADMISSIONS, WHICH BROUGHT OUR MOVING AVERAGE TO 15.

UH, THIS HAS BEEN, AS THE MAYOR SAID IN HIS OPENING STATEMENT, OSCILLATING BETWEEN 12 AND 15 FOR A MONTH NOW, UH, WE'VE HIT 12, THREE TIMES AND THREE TIMES.

WE'VE, WE'VE BOUNCED UP TO, TO THE 15 MARK AGAIN.

UH, AGAIN, WE ARE NOT CLEAR YET IF, IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO OFFER COLLATE OR IF THIS IS A NEW TREND, AS WE'VE SEEN IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS AROUND

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THE STATE OF TEXAS, WE DO HAVE SEVERAL CITIES, WHICH ARE CERTAINLY IN AN UPWARD TREND PATTERN, AND WE ARE CERTAINLY CONCERNED THAT THAT COULD HAPPEN HERE AS WELL.

AGAIN, WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR ADMISSIONS IN, UH, WHERE WE WERE, UH, BACK IN, IN JUNE, WE WERE AT THE SAME STAGE AND THEN THREE WEEKS LATER WHEN WE WERE IN A CRISIS STAGE.

SO AGAIN, AS, AS WE ARE, HAVE BEEN TAKING MORE RISKS, WE'VE SEEN THINGS MAINTAIN RELATIVELY STEADY, ALSO ENDING A BIT, BUT WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT TIPPING THE BALANCE TOO FAR AND ENTERING THAT, THAT HOCKEY STICK APPEARANCE AGAIN.

SO WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS TO ENSURE THAT, THAT IF THERE'S EVIDENCE THAT THAT'S HAPPENING, THAT WE SCALE BACK AGAIN, IN TERMS OF RISKS, UH, WITH OUR PRIORITIES BEING, KEEPING OUR SCHOOLS OPEN.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE PROJECTIONS FROM UT, UH, UT IS PROJECTING THAT THERE'S ABOUT A 66% CHANCE THAT THE EPIDEMIC IS GROWING RIGHT NOW IN TRAVIS COUNTY.

AND THEN IN THE FIVE COUNTY MSA.

NOW THEIR PROJECTIONS FOR NOVEMBER 1ST IN RELATION TO ADMISSIONS IS THAT THAT SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE WILL GO FROM 15 TO 28, WHICH CERTAINLY SHOULD GIVE US SOME PAUSE RIGHT NOW.

AGAIN, WE ARE FOCUSING ON THE MASKING IN THE DISTANCING AND THE PERSONAL HYGIENE, UH, AS, AS THE WAY THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO KEEP THINGS FLAT.

IF WE RELAX THOSE PROTECTIVE MEASURES, WE ARE GOING TO SEE AN INCREASE.

AND AGAIN, AS WE'VE JUST OPENED AISD SCHOOLS, DELL VALLEY SCHOOLS THIS WEEK, UM, AS WE'VE SEEN RESTAURANTS OPEN A BIT MORE, WE'VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE STAYING VIGILANT AS A COMMUNITY WHEN WE'RE OUTSIDE OF OUR HOME TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN KEEP THIS BRUNT OF DISEASE UNDER CONTROL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR HOSPITAL DATA.

SO THE BLUE IS SHOWING OUR HOSPITAL BEDS BEING UTILIZED FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS, THE ORANGES ICU BEDS, AND THE GRAY IS VENTILATORS BEING USED.

UH, THE HOSPITALIZATIONS YESTERDAY WERE REPORTED AT 88, WHICH IS A, IT GIVES US A MOVING AVERAGE OF 84.

UH, THIS NUMBER HAS BEEN INCREASING OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS, ICU BEDS, 32 REPORT YESTERDAY WITH A MOVING AVERAGE OF 28.

UH, THAT NUMBER HAS BEEN INCREASING OVER THE PAST 10 DAYS AND VENTILATORS BEING USED 22 WITH A MOVING AVERAGE OF 18.

THAT NUMBER HAS BEEN INCREASING OVER THE PAST WEEK.

SO AGAIN, WHILE OUR HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE NEW ADMISSIONS HAVE BEEN OSCILLATING A LITTLE BIT, WE HAVE AT LEAST A WEEK.

AND IN TERMS OF ICU BEDS, 10 DAYS OF STEADY INCREASES IN TERMS OF THOSE BEDS BEING UTILIZED.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE PROJECTIONS FOR NOVEMBER 1ST FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS, THAT MOVING AVERAGE IS PROJECTED RIGHT NOW TO MOVE FROM 84, WHERE IT CURRENTLY IS TO 130 BY NOVEMBER 1ST ICU MOVING FROM 28 TODAY TO 46, UH, ON NOVEMBER 1ST.

SO AGAIN, THE, THE PROJECTIONS THAT WE'VE SEEN THAT WE'VE BEEN SEEING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS FROM THE UT MODELING HAS BEEN RELATIVELY FLAT THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER INTO THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER.

UH, NOW WE'RE SEEING IT PROJECTED TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE.

SO AGAIN, THIS IS NOT FORECASTING BECAUSE WE CAN STILL CHANGE THE FORECAST.

IF WE ENGAGE IN THAT PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOR, IF WE CONTINUE TO MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE AND, AND PAY ATTENTION TO THAT PERSONAL HYGIENE, WE CAN FLATTEN UP THOSE PROJECTIONS AGAIN, TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR SCHOOLS OPEN AND KEEP OUR BUSINESSES OPEN AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I'M ERIN COUNCIL IS AN UPDATE OF OUR, UH, RADAR GRAPH OF HOSPITALIZATIONS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY, UH, LAST WEEK, UH, OR SORRY, THIS WEEK WE HAVE, UH, OUR GREEN LINE, WHICH REPRESENTS OUR LATIN X COMMUNITY AT 50% OF TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE NEW, NEW ADMISSIONS FOR THE PAST WEEK.

OUR GRAY LINE, UH, DOWN CLOSER TO THE BOTTOM REPRESENTS OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, UH, WHICH REPRESENTED 12.5% OF OUR ADMISSIONS OVER THE PAST WEEK.

AGAIN, UH, BOTH OF THOSE COMMUNITIES ARE OVERREPRESENTED IN TERMS OF, OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, UH, AND THE, YOU KNOW, THE, THE IMPACT,

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THE DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THESE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, UH, REMAINS VERY CLEAR.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR ASKS FOR, UH, IF WE COULD REPRESENT THIS DATA A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY, AND THAT'S, UH, THE SLIDE THAT I'M SHOWING YOU NOW, UH, WHAT THIS IS SHOWING IS, IS THE TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS A WEEK OVER WEEK.

YOU CAN SEE THAT IT'S BEEN RELATIVELY FLAT, UH, THE, THE COLORED BARS SHOW THE SAME THING AS THE LAST SLIDE, BUT IT GIVES YOU AN OVERALL, UH, NUMBER OF THE INDIVIDUALS HOSPITALIZED EACH WEEK.

UH, SO YOU CAN SEE THAT IT'S BEEN RELATIVELY STEADY IN TERMS OF, OF THE HOSPITALIZATIONS, UH, BY VARIOUS RACE AND ETHNICITIES OF THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

NOW, YOU WILL SAY, HOWEVER THAT, UH, LAST WEEK, UH, WE HAD A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN OUR PERCENTAGE OR NUMBER OF, OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT WERE HOSPITALIZED.

UM, THIS GRAPH IS NOT GOING TO SHOW THE TOTAL HOSPITALIZATIONS BECAUSE WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHERE WE DON'T HAVE A CLASSIFICATION FOR RACE OR ETHNICITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR HOSPITALIZATIONS BY AGE GROUP.

UH, WE DID SEE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN OUR, UH, HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THE 70 TO 79 AND 80 PLUS AGE GROUP.

UH, THEY HAD A 68%, OR THEY REPRESENTED 68 OR 68% INCREASE COMPARED TO LAST WEEK IN TERMS OF, OF HOSPITALIZATIONS.

UH, SO IN PARTICULAR THAT, UH, 80 PLUS GROUP, UH, HAD A SHARP INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF, OF NEW ADMISSIONS TO THE HOSPITAL.

AGAIN, WHEN WE SEE THESE INCREASES IN OLDER AGE GROUPS, UNFORTUNATELY THAT MEANS THAT WE CAN ANTICIPATE INCREASED, UH, DEATHS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19 IN THE COMING WEEKS AS THOSE INDIVIDUALS HAVE A SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER RISK OF MORTALITY FROM COVID-19.

UH, ADDITIONALLY, YOU SEE THAT THE 10 TO 19 AGE GROUP IN GRAY THIRD FROM THE BOTTOM ALSO HAD A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE LAST WEEK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, SIMILAR TO OUR, OUR RACE AND ETHNICITY GRAPHS THAT WE ORGANIZE THESE BY, UH, TOTAL ADMISSIONS WEEK OVER WEEK.

SO YOU CAN SEE, UH, WE'VE HAD RELATIVELY STEADY HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE PAST FIVE WEEKS, AROUND 110 WEEK OVER WEEK.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, BETWEEN LAST WEEK AND THIS WEEK, OUR ADMISSIONS FOR THAT 80 PLUS ADRIAN WENT FROM SEVEN TO 15.

UH, YOU CAN ALSO SEE THAT, UH, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GRAPH IN THE GRAY LAST WEEK, WE HAD ONE ADMISSION IN THAT 10 TO 19 AGE GROUP, UH, AND, UM, THIS PAST WEEK, OCTOBER FIVE TO 11 FIVE ADMISSIONS.

UH, SO AGAIN, WE'LL CONTINUE TO REPORT THESE, UM, AND ENSURE THAT THAT, UH, THESE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE PUBLICLY VIA OUR DASHBOARD.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR POSITIVITY BY WEEK.

UH, LAST WEEK, WEEK 39 WERE REPORTED AT 3.8%.

THAT'S ACTUALLY INCREASED WITH ADDITIONAL DATA TO 4.0%.

UH, THE NEW WEEK THAT WE'RE REPORTING WEEK 44.0% ALSO, UH, SO RELATIVELY FLAT, UH, WE DO HAVE A TEAM WORKING ALONG WITH MICROSOFT.

UH, SO WE ANTICIPATE A TRANSITION TO A NEW DATA SET FOR NEXT WEEK'S PRESENTATION, WHICH MAY REFINE THESE NUMBERS A LITTLE BIT BASED UPON, UH, SOME ADDITIONAL DATA CLEANING AND, AND, UH, UH, ELIMINATION OF DUPLICATE RECORDS.

UH, SO I'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT NEXT WEEK, BUT IN TERMS OF POSITIVITY RATE, THINGS APPEAR FAIRLY STEADY AT THIS STAGE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE WE'LL LOOK AT THAT SAME DATA SET, BROKEN DOWN BY RACE AND ETHNICITY.

UH, THAT'S WHAT I'M DISPLAYING HERE WITH THE RED DOTTED LINE THAT REPRESENT THAT 5% MARK.

UH, YOU CAN SEE THAT, UH, I'VE ALSO INCLUDED WEEK 41 ON HERE.

AGAIN, WE ONLY HAVE PARTIAL DATA FOR WEEK 41 ABOUT HALF THE DATA, UH, DATA POINTS WE HAVE FOR THE OTHER WEEK.

SO A WEEK 41 IN PARTICULAR IS GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

UH, YOU CAN SAY THAT WE'VE HAD ONGOING DECREASES IN OUR, UH, PERCENT POSITIVITY IN OUR, IN THE GOLD BAR, WHICH IS OUR LATIN X

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COMMUNITY A WEEK 40 ONE'S ABOUT 7.1%.

UH, WE HAVE SEEN INCREASES WEEK OVER WEEK IN OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, UH, WITH WEEK 41, RIGHT NOW SHOWING A 5.4% POSITIVITY RATE.

UH, AGAIN, THOSE NUMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, UH, BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO, TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THOSE AND REPORT ON THOSE AS WELL.

UH, AGAIN, OUR GOAL IS TO GET ALL OF OUR RACE AND ETHNICITIES BELOW 5%.

IDEALLY WE AS A COMMUNITY AND ACROSS OUR RACE AND ETHNICITY WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE IT BELOW 3%.

UH, SO WE CONTINUE THOSE EFFORTS THAT, UH, DIRECTOR HAYDEN MENTIONED, UH, FOCUSING ON OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR TO ENSURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO PUSH DOWN THIS POSITIVITY.

RIGHT? NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AGAIN, THIS IS THE SAME DATA EXCEPT BROKEN DOWN BY AGE GROUP.

UH, THAT GOLD BAR, UH, IS ONE THAT WE FOCUSED ON IN THE PAST AT 10 TO 19 AGE GROUP, WHICH WE HAD BEEN SEEING, UH, PROGRESSIVE DECLINES AND POSITIVITY.

UM, YOU CAN SEE THAT OUR CURRENT DATA WEEK 41 SHOWS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN POSITIVITY IN THIS GROUP.

UM, AND, UH, WE'VE ALSO SEEN SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN OUR 80 PLUS AGE GROUP, WHICH ARE REPRESENTED BY THE PINK BAR ON THE FAR RIGHT.

UH, SO AGAIN, WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THESE SITUATIONS, UH, AND CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE OUR, OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR PARENTS TO, UH, GET THOSE INDIVIDUALS TESTED IN THAT 10 TO 19 AGE GROUP.

UH, WE'VE ALSO THEM, PARTICULARLY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, UH, LIKE FOOTBALL AND BAND CHEERLEADING, AND OTHER, UH, ACTIVITIES, UH, TO CONSIDER PROACTIVE TESTING.

EVEN IF THOSE INDIVIDUALS ARE ASYMPTOMATIC BECAUSE OF THE INCREASED RISK IN THOSE GROUPS, UH, IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO GET TESTED, EVEN IF THEY'RE ASYMPTOMATIC TO HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD.

UH, AGAIN, WE ARE AWAITING A WEEKLY REPORT TODAY REGARDING OUR SCHOOL SITUATION AND CLUSTERS ASSOCIATED WITH SCHOOLS.

UM, WE EXPECT TO PRESENT THOSE TOMORROW TO THE MEDIA.

UH, THE DATA THAT I HAVE IN HAND NOW IS THAT THE PATTERN HAS CONTINUED, UH, IN TERMS OF, UH, THOSE OUTBREAKS ARE SMALL CLUSTERS BEING ASSOCIATED WITH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS.

UH, NO, WE DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE IN HAND RIGHT NOW OF ANY, UH, SIGNIFICANT SPREAD OR CLUSTERS RELATED TO CLASSROOM ACTIVITY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, AS DIRECTOR HAYDEN MENTIONED EARLIER, NOW THIS IS AN UPDATE OF OUR LONGTERM CARE FACILITY DASHBOARD, WHICH IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE AND AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV FORWARD SLASH COVID-19, UH, SEVEN CASES IN THE PAST 14 DAYS, UH, WHICH IS, IS FANTASTIC.

OUR, UH, OUR STRIKE TEAM, OUR NURSING HOMES, OUR LONGTERM CARE FACILITIES ARE REALLY DOING A VERY GOOD JOB OF PREVENTING SPREAD IN THOSE FACILITIES.

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PARTNERS WORKING ON THIS, INCLUDING UNIVER UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, UH, IN THEIR RESEARCH GROUP.

UH, SO WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT THIS TREND CONTINUES.

I WILL REMIND COUNCIL AND REMIND THE COMMUNITY THAT OUR ELDERS ARE AT RISK, PARTICULARLY THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 65.

SO IF WE INTEND TO VISIT IN A FACILITY OR IN A HOME, A FAMILY MEMBER, A LOVED ONE, THAT'S IN ONE OF THESE MORE VULNERABLE AGE GROUPS, THEN WE OURSELVES HAVE TO PROTECT THEM.

WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE BEHAVING IN A PROTECTIVE WAY IN ADVANCE OF THAT VISITATION.

SO IF YOU WANT TO GO VISIT SOMEBODY IN A NURSING HOME OR LONGTERM CARE FACILITY, OR YOU WANT TO GO SEE A PARENT OR A GRANDPARENT, AND THOSE 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THAT VISIT YOUR RISK TAKING SHOULD BE VERY, VERY LOW.

SO THEN WE CAN ENSURE THAT WE DON'T SPREAD DISEASE TO THOSE FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.

UM, AGAIN, WE HAVE CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD IS POSSIBLE, MILD, SYMPTOMATIC SPREAD IS POSSIBLE.

UH, SO THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS ACT IN A PROTECTIVE WAY IN ADVANCE OF, OF THOSE VISITS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, MAYOR AND COUNCIL.

THIS IS A, A SNAPSHOT OF OUR, UH, THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, UH, COVID-19 ORDER ENFORCEMENT FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK.

UH, LAST WEEK, THE TEAM TARGETED (787) 447-8741

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(787) 547-8753 AND SEVEN EIGHT SEVEN FIVE EIGHT.

UH, PRIMARILY BECAUSE THINGS HAVE BEEN AREAS OF SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY OF COVID-19.

UH, DURING THAT TIME PERIOD, THEY PERFORMED, UH, 1,121 INSPECTIONS.

THEY ISSUED, UH, MORNINGS FOR MASS VIOLATIONS IN 207 CIRCUMSTANCES WITH VIOLATION RATE OF 18% NOW, WHICH IS THE LOWEST IT'S BEEN SINCE THEY'VE STARTED THIS EFFORT, UH, BACK ON EIGHT 28, UH, IN THE PAST, WE'VE BEEN SEEING VIOLATION, UH, BREAKS OF ABOUT 25% OR SO, UH, OVER THOSE WEEKS.

AND SO WE'RE PLEASED THAT THE VIOLATIONS ARE DECREASING AND I HOPE THIS IS AN INDICATION THAT OUR COMMUNITY CONTINUE, CONTINUES TO PRIORITIZE, PROTECTING OUR POPULATION, OUR VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, I KNOW THIS IS A COVID-19 BRIEFING, BUT IT'S FLU SEASON.

SO I WANT TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF UPDATE ON THAT.

UH, LUCKILY OUR, UH, INFLUENCE ACTIVITY HAS BEEN LOW.

UH, WE HAD TWO TOTAL POSITIVE INFLUENCE OF TESTS, UH, WITH A POSITIVITY RATE OF 2.1, 3%.

UM, AGAIN, IT'S IT FOLKS HAVEN'T GOTTEN THEIR FLU SHOT YET.

NOW'S THE TIME WE CAN SUPPRESS INFLUENZA.

WE HAVE A VACCINE FOR IT.

UH, THE VACCINE WORKS WELL.

IT'S, IT'S PUBLISHED.

UH, WE'VE SEEN ITS EFFICACY IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE THIS YEAR, UH, RELATED TO FLU SEASON AND HISTORIC LOW INFLUENCE IN THE SEASONS, UH, IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.

SO OUR HOPE IS THAT OUR COMMUNITY WILL EMBRACE, UH, THE INFLUENCE OF VACCINATION.

IT IS AVAILABLE THROUGH, UH, AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNITY CARE PHARMACIES ALL AROUND THE COUNTY, AS WELL AS HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS.

SO PLEASE REACH OUT TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, PLEASE GO TO A PHARMACY, PLEASE GET YOUR INFLUENCE OF VACCINATION TODAY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AGAIN, MARIN COUNCIL, WE REMAIN AT STAGE THREE.

UH, YOU KNOW, OUR PROJECTIONS IN PREVIOUS WEEKS HAVE INDICATED THAT WE MAY GO INTO STAGE TWO TERRITORY RIGHT NOW, THE PROJECTION OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

UH, IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THIS IS, UH, THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

UH, AGAIN, IT'S POSSIBLE TO HAPPEN.

IT'S A POSSIBLE FOR US TO STILL CHANGE THAT FORECAST.

IF WE ACT IN A PROTECTIVE WAY, UH, WE CONTINUE TO MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE AND LIMIT THOSE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS.

WHAT THAT ALTERNATIVE BACK TO YOU, SPENCER, FOR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, DR.

SCOTT AND DIRECTOR HAYDEN.

WHY DON'T WE PAUSE HERE FOR QUESTIONS AND THEN WE'LL HAVE OUR AIRPORT EXECUTIVES COME IN FOR THE FINAL PART OF THIS BRIEFING, BUT I'LL TURN IT OVER TO THE MAYOR TO ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS THAT COME FROM THE COUNCIL.

SOUNDS GOOD POINT OUT THAT I HAD, AND I GOT OUR FLU SHOTS, UM, UH, TWO DAYS AGO, UH, IT TOOK US A COMBINED 15 MINUTES TO GET THEM AT THE PHARMACY EASY AND EASY OUT.

UH, AND, UM, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO DO THAT JUST TO REEMPHASIZE LAST YEAR, OUR ICU WERE FULL JUST WITH PEOPLE WITH THE FLU.

I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T GET THE FLU SHOT ANNUALLY.

THIS IS THE YEAR TO DO THAT.

AND IT'S, AND IT'S JUST REAL IMPORTANT.

LESLIE, THANKS, MAYOR.

AND YEAH, I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE FLU SHOT PIECE.

I AM ONE OF THOSE WHO RARELY HAS GOTTEN IT IN THE PAST, BUT THIS YEAR, WELL, AND I ALREADY HAVE OUR APPOINTMENTS TO GO DOWN TO CITY HALL WHEN THE FLU SHOTS ARE BEING OFFERED THERE.

SO WE'RE DEFINITELY ON BOARD WITH THE FLU SHOTS THIS YEAR AND HOPEFULLY FOR THE VACCINE ON COVID, UM, WHEN IT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE NECESSARY APPROVING ENTITIES.

UM, DR.

S COULD I HAVE ONE QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU? I'M LOOKING AT THE DESKTOP VERSION OF OUR, UM, DASHBOARD AND I SEE, UM, AND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR WAS RECOVERY DATA.

AND I SEE THAT WE HAVE A, UH, A CHART THAT SHOWS CUMULATIVE CASES WITH ESTIMATED RECOVERIES AND ACTIVE CASES BY DATE, AND THEN RIGHT, RIGHT NEXT TO IT, IT SHOWS A MSA CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION AND ICU.

I WAS WONDERING, COULD WE INCLUDE ON THAT LAST ONE, THE CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION THEN LATER USE, UM, A, A, A, THE DATA THAT SHOWS RECOVERY TO SHOW, UH, PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND WHO HAVE, UH, WHO ARE NO LONGER AT A CRITICAL AND A CRITICAL PLACE.

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I'M LOOKING FOR THE POSITIVES HERE.

SO COUNCIL MEMBER THERE IS ON THE MAIN DASHBOARD.

THERE'S A GRAPH THAT SHOWS ACTIVE CASES AND RECOVERIES, I'M LOOKING IN, YOU HAVE TO TOGGLE ONE TO THE RIGHT EYE.

OKAY.

THAT'S ON THE ONE, THAT'S THE CUE AND ACTIVE CASES BY DATE DOES THAT? WELL, IT SHOWS TEXAS, YOU HAD SOME WORLD COUNTS.

I'M LOOKING FOR WHERE IT'S, WHERE WE ACTUALLY HAVE A SPECIFIC FOCUS JUST ON PEOPLE WHO RECOVERED.

YES.

WELL, THERE IS A GRAPH IN THERE THAT DISPLAYS ACTIVE CASES.

UH, I'LL WORK WITH THE TEAM TO SEE IF WE CAN UPDATE THAT, TO MAKE IT CLEAR.

CAUSE I'M LOOKING AT THE SAME WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT IT.

I, I WAS THINKING IT WAS IN THERE TOO, BUT IT WASN'T AS EASY.

IT SAYS ESTIMATED RECOVERED, WHICH THAT BIG PURPLE SWAT COVERY DATA TRANSITIONED.

SO MAYBE IF WE COULD JUST GET A LITTLE MORE SPECIFICITY ON THE NUMBERS SO THAT PEOPLE COULD UNDERSTAND, CAUSE THAT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.

THEY ESTIMATED RECOVERED.

I THINK THAT'S A HOPEFUL SIGN.

I HOPE I'M READING THAT.

RIGHT.

AND YOU'LL NOTE THAT THE, THE YELLOW BARS, WHICH ARE THE ACTIVE CASES, RIGHT.

HAVE BEEN RELATIVELY FLAT FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

RIGHT.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S ANOTHER GOOD INDICATION.

AND THEN WE CAN MAYBE START TALKING INCLUDING THAT, UH, 15 PEOPLE LEFT THE HOSPITAL TODAY BECAUSE THEY RECOVERED KIND OF THING IN OUR, UH, IN OUR ROLLOUT OF DATA.

THANKS.

YOU BETTER, SORRY.

RIGHT.

I, WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS THE ENFORCEMENT OF THIS, UH, YOU KNOW, YOU, I SIT, Y'ALL ISSUED A YANG, DID A, UH, 1,121 INSPECTIONS.

HE ISSUED A WARNING.

HOW DO YOU, HOW DO YOU GO AROUND THESE, UH, ZIP CODE AREAS OR DO PEOPLE CALL A MAN? AND IF THEY DO CALL IN, WHAT, WHAT, WHAT IF IT, UH, DID I REALLY ACTUALLY DO I GO OUT THERE ON SITE AND INSPECT IT? UM, SO WITH, WITH THESE TARGETED ZIP CODES, UM, COUNCIL MEMBER, RENTER, RHEA, UM, I SELECTED THOSE ZIP CODES, UM, AND IT IS BASED UPON, UM, LOOKING AT OUR POSITIVITY RATE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO THIS WAS A PART OF AN INITIAL, UM, SUITE.

AND SO THEY GO TO RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE, UM, THAT WE ISSUED THE LICENSE TO.

UM, BUT THEY ALSO GO TO BUSINESSES AND, UM, AND SO THAT YOU USE A CHECKLIST.

AND SO, UM, THEY'RE, THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FOLKS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE ADHERING TO, UM, THE ORDERS THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE.

UM, THEY'RE LOOKING FOR SIGNAGE.

UM, SO IT'S VERY SIMILAR TO, UM, TO THE, THE RESTAURANT, UM, INSPECTION, UM, SOME OF THE OTHER ONES, UM, IT'S BEEN A LITTLE MIXED BECAUSE, UM, THERE'S BEEN SOME ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS THAT WE TEAMED UP WITH, UM, WITH, UM, AWESOME, UM, FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH AUSTIN CODE.

UM, SOME OF THOSE ARE, UM, UH, COMPLAINT DRIVEN.

UM, AND THEN SOME OF THEM ALSO ARE ADDITIONAL SUITES WHERE WE'VE IDENTIFIED LOCATIONS, WHERE WE NEED TO DO SOME INITIAL ENFORCEMENT.

SO THAT'S REALLY GREAT.

THE REASON I WAS MENTIONING THAT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, I LIVE NEAR A PARK AND, UH, I DO SEE SOME ACTIVITIES THERE ON THE WEEKENDS THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, UH, ALMOST LIKE SUPER SPREADERS EVENTS WHERE PEOPLE DO NOT WEAR A MASK.

THERE'S NO SOCIAL DISTANCE.

AND I WAS JUST WONDERING IF, UH, IF SOMEONE SAW THAT AND THEY CALLED THREE, ONE, ONE, WILL THEY GO OUT THERE AND INVESTIGATE THAT? UH, YEAH.

TYPICALLY, UH, TO BE THE FULL TRANSPARENCY, UM, IF WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE STAFF AVAILABLE THAT CAN GO OUT TO THAT SITE, UM, TYPICALLY WE CAN SEND SOMEONE OUT, UH, IF IT IS A, UM, YOU KNOW, A PARK, UH, FACILITY, UM, YOU KNOW, WE TYPICALLY WORK WELL WITH THEM AS WELL.

OKAY.

YEAH.

CAUSE I'VE BEEN NOTICING, UH, AN INCREASE OF THESE TYPE OF ACTIVITIES GOING ON, ESPECIALLY DURING THE WEEKENDS ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.

AND I'M JUST VERY CONCERNED THAT OUR HISPANIC COMMUNITY COULD

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NOT TAKE IT VERY SERIOUS, THAT, UH, THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY COULD TRANSMIT THAT COVID-19 OUT THERE AND THEN GO BACK HOME AND GIVE IT TO YOUR PARENTS.

SO I, I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW WHAT THAT YOU CAN CALL THREE, ONE, ONE, AND Y'ALL WILL WORK WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN GO OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE STILL IN A PANDEMIC AND THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE BY, BY, YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS SO THAT THEY WON'T GO AROUND SPREADING THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU COLLEAGUES.

ANYTHING ELSE FOR THESE FOLKS? AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR THE WORK THAT YOU'RE BOTH DOING.

PLEASE.

THANK YOUR STAFFS FOR THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.

YOU'RE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS.

THIS IS GOING TO KEEP GOING ON UNTIL THE VACCINES COME.

GOOD TO HEAR.

IT'S ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT DISTRIBUTING VACCINES, UM, A MANAGER.

DID YOU WANT TO DO THE AIRPORT PRESENTATION? THAT'D BE GREAT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR COUNCIL.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU DR.

SCOTT AND DIRECTOR HAYDEN, UH, AS OUR AIRPORT EXECUTIVES GET, UH, PULLED OVER INTO THE VIRTUAL ROOM, WE DID GET SOME QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL ON JUST THE IMPACT OF THE CONCESSIONAIRE PROGRAM WITHIN THE AIRPORT.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS INDUSTRY HAS BEEN IMPACTED SIGNIFICANTLY BY THE PANDEMIC, AND WE WANTED TO PROVIDE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE OUR AIRPORT LEADERSHIP, UH, GIVE THIS UPDATE TO COUNCIL.

SO WITH THAT ALTERNATIVE OVER TO OUR CEO, JACQUELINE.

YEAH, GOOD MORNING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN.

OKAY.

OKAY.

HERE WE GO.

AND MY VIDEO.

ALL RIGHT, SO WE DO HAVE A PRESENTATION.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

UM, HERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT.

AS THE PRESENTATION GETS PULLED UP, I WANTED TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE AIRPORT.

AND SPECIFICALLY TO THE CONCESSION WITH ME TODAY ALSO IS GOING TO BE THE CHIEF FINANCE ON REVENUE OFFICER MULKEY PATEL.

SO WE WILL BE TOGGLING THE PRESENTATION BETWEEN HIMSELF AND I.

UM, SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND START RIGHT AWAY.

I WILL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO, UM, QUICKLY, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE COVERING IS JUST THE OVERALL IMPACT OF COVID TO THE AIRPORT, UM, AS A WHOLE FROM PASSENGER COUNT AND REVENUE, AS IT RELATES ALSO, YOU'LL SEE HOW IT RELATES TO THE CONCESSION GROUP AND WHAT RELIEF WE COULD OFFER TO THEM, UH, FOR .

AND ALSO WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE, THE COUNCIL RESOLUTION SPECIFICALLY AND HA EXCUSE ME, AND GIVE AN UPDATE OF HOW WE RESPONDED TO THAT.

AND THEN SOME OF THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE'RE DOING AT OUR CONCESSION GROUP, UM, ON OTHER ASSISTANTS THAT WERE GIVEN TO THEM.

SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND IF YOU GUYS WANT ME TO SLOW DOWN, I CAN, I, I SPEAK FAST.

USUALLY I TEND TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

SO FOR ECONOMIC IMPACT, UH, WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT WE, COUPLE OF GRAPHS FOR THE NEXT FEW SLIDES THAT REALLY TALK ABOUT HOW THE AIRPORT WAS IMPACTED BY COVID.

UM, AS YOU KNOW, THE AUSTIN AIRPORT IS AN ENTERPRISE DEPARTMENT THAT GENERATES ITS OWN REVENUE THROUGH THE AIRLINE PASSENGERS, PARKING ACTIVITIES, UM, RENT, CONCESSION FEES, AND SO FORTH.

AND WE RELY HEAVILY ON THOSE AVIATION ACTIVITY IN THE PASSENGER TRAFFIC.

UM, AND OF COURSE THE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF THE AIRLINE AND MORE ALSO OF THE ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, BECAUSE WE ARE NOT A CONNECTING AIRPORT.

WE'RE MORE ON OWEN D.

SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS, UM, WHATEVER PASSENGER ACTIVITY HAPPENING AT THE AIRPORT, THAT'S REALLY WHERE WE GENERATE THE REVENUE, AS YOU CAN SEE IN THAT SLIDE.

UM, AND I'LL SPECIFICALLY POINT THE PURPLE LINE, WHICH IS THE TOP ONE.

THIS WAS OUR 2019, THE GREEN LINE WITH THE SHARP DECLINE IS OUR 20, UM, 2020.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT WE AVERAGE SOMEWHERE.

UM, WE USED TO BE IN ALMOST A 30,000 PASSENGER A DAY TO NOW WE DECLINED TO, OR I WOULD SAY BETWEEN A MILLION AND ABOVE PER MONTH, WE WENT DOWN ON SHARP DECLINED TO ALMOST 10,000 IN ONE MONTH IN, IN BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL.

UM, IT WAS A VERY SHARP DECLINE WHEN THE COVID VERSUS FIRST HIT.

UH, WE ARE IN A VERY, VERY SLOW RECOVERY.

AS YOU SEE, THE GREEN LINE IS GOING UP SLOWLY.

UM, A FEW THINGS WE TOOK IN ACCOUNT RIGHT AWAY WHEN, WHEN COVID WAS HIT, I SENT A REVENUE, WENT DOWN AS FAST AS WE STARTED DOING OUR FINANCIAL

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MEASURES IN PLACE RIGHT AWAY.

WE REDUCED OUR OPERATING EXPENSES HEAVILY, AND WE ARE IN MORE OF WHAT I CALL A SURVIVAL BUDGET FOR .

AND WE ALSO ONLY UTILIZING CONTRACTS THAT ARE MISSION CRITICAL TO KEEP THE AIRPORT OPERATING, UH, FOR EXAMPLE, ON THE AIRFIELD OR IN THE TERMINALS FOR INFECT DISINFECTING OR CLEANING SUPPLIES AND SO FORTH.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THIS ONE IS MORE ON A, AGAIN IN A TWIN THAT SHOWS YOU THE, THE SHARP DECLINE OF 90, ALMOST 97% OF PASSENGER DECLINE.

UM, IN SOME MORE BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL, WE WENT DOWN TO ABOUT 500 PASSENGERS A DAY, ONLY FROM 30,000.

UM, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE ARE NOW IN SEPTEMBER, WE'RE STILL IN, IN A REDUCTION OF PASSENGER COUNT BY 70%.

UM, WE ARE AGAIN RECOVERING VERY, VERY SLOWLY.

UH, WE, SO WE WENT DOWN FROM 95, 97% TO UP TO 70 TO 65 IS WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH.

UM, USUALLY OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER, WE USED TO SEE AN INCREASE IN OUR PASSENGER COUNT BECAUSE OF THE ACTIVITIES IN THE CITY.

AND OF COURSE, BECAUSE OF THE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND FORMULA ONE, WE'RE NOT SEEING THOSE NUMBERS BACK YET.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, THIS ONE MORE TOXIC, IT LOOKS SPECIFICALLY ON A MONTH, MONTH, OR NUMBER OF PASSENGERS, UM, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE RANGE SOMEWHERE FROM OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR, ABOUT 800,000 A MONTH.

NOW WE ARE AT 200,000 A MONTH.

SO ALL IN ALL IS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY WITH THOSE THREE SLIDES IS THAT HEAVY DECLINE IN PASSENGERS ALSO SHOWCASED DECLINE IN OUR REVENUE FROM RENTAL CAR, FROM PARKING, AND OF COURSE FROM CONCESSIONAIRE AND, UH, THE AERONAUTICAL REVENUE FROM THE AIRLINE, WHICH IS THE LANDING FEES ALSO DECLINED.

SO I'M GOING TO HAND IT OVER THE NEXT SLIDE TO MOKI AND HE'S ON RIGHT NOW.

HE'S GOING TO TALK MORE ABOUT SPECIFICALLY THE CONCESSION AND THE IMPACT TO THEM.

AND THEN WE'LL TALK AGAIN ABOUT THE RESOLUTION IN A LITTLE BIT.

GREAT.

THANKS JACKIE.

I THINK EVERYBODY CAN HEAR ME.

OKAY.

UM, THERE, UH, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE CITY MANAGER, THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME TODAY.

THIS IS MY FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS YOU ALL.

I'VE BEEN ON THE JOB A LITTLE LESS THAN A HUNDRED DAYS.

I'M HAPPY TO SUPPORT JACKIE IN THE ROLE OF THE BUSINESS AND FINANCE FOR THE AIRPORT.

IF YOU COULD TRANSITION TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, THIS IS OUR MISSION STATEMENT FOR OUR CONCESSIONS PROGRAM AND IT'S TO PROVIDE PASSENGERS WITH AN AUTHENTIC FOOD BEVERAGE, HAVE A RETAIL EXPERIENCE THAT DRAWS FLAVORS FROM OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY TO DRIVE AN ORIGINAL EXPERIENCE.

WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHEN THEY'RE IN AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, THAT THEY CAN GET A GOOD SENSE OF WHAT OUR COMMUNITY LOOKS LIKE.

FEELS LIKE TASTES LIKE SMELLS LIKE, AND THEY CAN ALSO PURCHASE TRINKETS AND THINGS TO TAKE HOME THAT ARE A GOOD MEMORY OF, OF AUSTIN.

UM, AND SO NEXT TIME, PLEASE.

SO OUR PROGRAM, UH, SORRY FOR THE SLIGHT ERROR THERE, THE CONCESSIONS MAP, UH, IT MAKES UP 50 DIFFERENT INDIVIDUAL FLUID AND BEVERAGE TRAVEL RETAIL OUTLETS ACROSS THE BARBARA JORDAN TERMINAL.

UH, THIS PROGRAM HAS TAKEN US MANY YEARS TO PUT TOGETHER AND IT'S, IT'S MOSTLY, UH, OPERATED BY THREE MAJOR PRIME OPERATORS, UM, THAT ARE LICENSING THESE BRANDS TO BRING THEM TO THE AIRPORT FROM THESE, UH, BRANDS THAT ARE ON THE STREET SIDE.

AND THEY'RE OPERATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH, UH, UH, A MIX OF SMALL BUSINESS MINORITY PARTNERSHIPS, LICENSED AGREEMENTS, AS I SAID, OR SUBLEASES IN A VERY FEW INSTANCES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, ONE OF OUR PRIME, UH, ONE OF THE THREE PRIMES IS HMS HOST.

UM, THEY, THEY HAVE ACDB PARTNERS AND THEY BRING, UH, BRANDS LIKE PARKSIDE 24 DINER, UM, NOBLE SANDWICH SHOP.

AND, UH, THEY'VE ALSO INTRODUCED A COUPLE OF NATIONAL BRANDS AFTER A LOT OF PASSENGER SURVEYING AND DEMAND.

STARBUCKS WAS ABLE TO, UH, JOIN THE PROGRAM.

UH, RECENTLY NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, DELAWARE NORTH IS A COMPANY THAT'S, UH, BEEN WITH THE AIRPORT, UH, ALMOST AS LONG AS FAR AS, AS WE MOVED OUT TO BERGSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, UH, AND OPENED THE AIRPORT, THEY BRING FAMOUS BRANDS LIKE SALT LAKE BARBECUE, TACO DELI, IT'D BE IN HOPS, UM, AS WELL AS BOOK PEOPLE.

UM, AND I'M REALLY, REALLY ENJOYING.

AND OF COURSE EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE AMY'S ICE CREAM IS OUT HERE AT THE AIRPORT.

NEXT SLIDE

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AND PARODIES LAGGARD AIR.

UH, PARODIES IS ONE OF OUR NEWEST PARTNERS THAT CAME ON BOARD WITH THE NINE GATE EXPANSION.

THEY BROUGHT, UH, ONE OF MY FAVORITE, SECOND BAR AND KITCHEN TO THE AIRPORT.

UM, THEY HAVE SALVATION PIZZA AND THEY ALSO BROUGHT OUT A COUPLE OF WINE BARS, YOU KNOW, VOLVO, UH, BUT ALSO SPECIALIZES IN, UH, TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WINE.

AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY PURCHASE, UM, SEALED BOTTLES TO TAKE WITH YOU, UM, AS LONG AS YOU'RE POST SECURITY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UH, THE PROGRAM ITSELF, UM, OBVIOUSLY, UH, WE WERE PARTNERS WITH AIRPORT EXPERIENCE NEWS AS A, IT'S A NEWS AND, UH, INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION THAT HAS RANKED THE PROGRAM TWO YEARS IN 2018 AND 2020, UH, AS THE BEST PROGRAM DESIGN, WE ALSO HAVE WON AWARDS FOR BEST LOCALLY INSPIRED STORE IN 2019 SALT LAKE, AND THEN NATIONALLY AND USA TODAY.

WE'VE ALSO, UH, RECEIVED AWARDS AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE WITH HMS HOST CHARITIES, LAGGARD AIR, AND, UH, OF COURSE, DELAWARE NORTH IN THE PROGRAM.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO I WANTED TO TOUCH REALLY QUICKLY ON THE ECOSYSTEM THAT WE HAVE AT THE AIRPORT.

JACKIE TOUCHED ON THE FACT THAT WE WERE PROCESSING SOMEWHERE CLOSE TO 30,000 PASSENGERS A DAY TODAY, WE'RE DOWN TO ABOUT 8,000 PASSENGERS A DAY.

SO A 74, 75% DECLINE IN PASSENGERS.

HOWEVER, THERE IS A LITTLE GLIMMER OF HOPE HERE.

UM, THE NUMBER OF BADGED EMPLOYEES HAS ONLY DROPPED ABOUT 21%, SO 6,000 BADGE HOLDERS PRIOR TO COVID, WE'RE OPERATING WITH ABOUT 4,700 TOTAL.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OUR AIRPORT COMMUNITY HERE, NOT JUST AIRPORT STAFF, BUT THE ENTIRE ECOSYSTEM WITH 4,700 EMPLOYEES, UH, PRIOR TO COVID, WE ARE CONCESSIONS EMPLOYEES.

I'M A MAST ABOUT 11% OF THAT POPULATION.

TODAY, IT'S DOWN TO ABOUT 173 EMPLOYEES, UM, AS THE CONCESSIONAIRES ARE OPENING AND CLOSING AND, UM, ADJUSTING THEIR STORE HOURS BASED ON PASSENGER DEMAND, UM, IT AMOUNTS TO ABOUT 2% OF THE WORKFORCE, UH, FOR OUR CONCESSION EMPLOYEES.

AREN'T BACK ON, UH, ONSITE.

A LOT OF THOSE BADGES ARE BEING HELD IN A SUSPENSE MODE.

SO THE EMPLOYEES DO NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH A REBADGING.

UM, THEY CAN JUST, UH, START THE BADGE OVER AGAIN.

AND ONE LITTLE POINT THERE AT THE VERY END OF THAT SLIDE, UM, IN 2018, WHEN TEXDOT DID A SURVEY OF THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT JOBS OF AUS, UH, SUPPLIED THE COMMUNITY WITH 74,000 JOBS.

AND SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THAT NUMBER WHERE LARGE ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE COMMUNITY.

UM, I THINK IT'S A TOTAL OF ABOUT 6%, I THINK, OF THE TOTAL EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT IN THE AREA, AND WE HOPE, HOPE TO GET BACK TO THOSE NUMBERS VERY SOON.

I'LL TRANSITION BACK TO JACKIE WITH THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

YOU'RE ON MUTE, JACKIE.

THANK YOU.

SORRY.

I DIDN'T REALIZE I GO DIRECTLY INTO MUTE.

UM, SO WITH THE NEXT SLIDE, I WANTED TO TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE COUNCIL RESOLUTION AND GIVE YOU AN UPDATE OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON.

SO THE RESOLUTION SPECIFICALLY ASKED US TO CONVENE AN AIR FOR CONCESSION WORKERS TO STAKEHOLDER WORKING GROUP, UM, AND ALSO WORK ON CREATING A RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM AND LOOKING AT POSSIBLE FEDERAL AND VON COMPLIANT AND SENSE OF THAT.

WE CAN ENCOURAGE THOSE CONCESSIONAIRES TO REHIRE THEIR EMPLOYEES.

SO INDEED WE SPECIFICALLY DID THAT.

WE DID CREATE A WORKING GROUP WITH ALL THE CONCESSION AND WE ALSO INVITED OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS LIKE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SMALL BUSINESS, UM, WORKING GROUP.

AND WE, UM, THE UNION FOLKS ALSO JOINED THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS SINCE MAY WITH THEM AND SEVERAL MEETINGS, UM, DELAWARE SPECIFICALLY ALREADY COMPLIES WITH THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS.

SO SOME OF US, UM, WORK IN DISCUSSIONS THAT WE DID WITH THEM IN THESE WORKING GROUPS DID NOT, UM, UM, APPLY TO THEM.

AND THEN WE ALSO LOOKED AT WHAT CAN THEY DO TO THEY'RE FURLOUGHED WORKERS? SO ALL THE CONCESSION FOLKS THAT JOINED THOSE MEETINGS HAD AGREED TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAMS TO REHIRE THE REFERRAL WORKERS AND REPORT BACK TO AUSTIN AIRPORT AS, UM, WE RECOVERED THROUGH OUR PASSENGER ACCOUNT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I WANT TO MENTION ALSO IS WE, THE FAA MANDATES THAT WE OFFER ANY, IF WE DO OFFER ANY RELIEF, WE OFFER IT IN A NONDISCRIMINATORY AND ETHICAL AND ALSO FAIR TO ALL OUR CONCESSION AND

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PARTNERS.

SO REMEMBER THAT OUR CONCESSION GROUP, AS FAR AS FOOD AND RETAIL IS ONLY ONE OF OUR PARTNERS.

WE ALSO HAVE THE PARKING FOLKS, WE HAVE THE RENTAL CAR, AND I KNOW THEY'VE BEEN KNOCKING ON THE MAYOR'S DOOR AND THE CITY MANAGER'S DOOR FOR RELIEF FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW.

UM, SO INITIALLY WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THE CONCESSION RELIEF EFFORTS, WE ESTIMATED ABOUT $9.5 MILLION IN RELIEF THROUGH RENT DEFERRALS TO ALL OUR CONCESSION AND STAKEHOLDERS.

UM, AND IN, UM, IN SPECIFIC NUMBERS, AS WE CLOSE A FY 20, WE ACTUALLY DID DEFER CONCESSION FEES FOR APRIL MAY AND JUNE COMING UP TO ABOUT 4.5 MILLION.

AND WE ALSO PROVIDED ACTUALLY SHORT TERM RELIEF OF A RENT ABATEMENT FOR ABOUT $8.6 MILLION.

UH, WE WAIVED ADMINISTRATIVE FEES THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR FOR SEVERAL THINGS BEHIND THE SCENES FOR THEM ON ADMINISTRATIVE.

UM, BUT I ALSO WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT OUR REVENUE THAT WE HAVE IN OUR BUDGET COVERS OUR OPERATING BUDGETS, OUR SALARIES, UM, OUR EXPENSES TO KEEP THE AIRPORT OPERATING AND ALSO OUR DEBT SERVICE, WHICH WE HAVE THAT SERVICE THAT BELONGS TO, UM, THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, LIKE THE NINE GATE EXPANSION, THE ABLE HOTEL AND ALL THEIR DEBT THAT WE BORROWED, UM, TO DO AT THE AIRPORT.

SO WITH THAT, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I CAN EXPLAIN THAT THAT THE 8.6 WAS REALLY WHAT WE HAD TO BE A LOOK THROUGH OUR BOOKS AND NUMBERS FOR FYI 20.

AND THAT IS THE BEST THAT WE CAN OFFER TO OUR CONCESSION GROUP AND OUR STAKEHOLDERS AS A, AS A RELIEF.

UM, WE ALSO WORKED ON CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM WITH THE SMALL AND MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCE DEPARTMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHERE, AND THE LAW DEPARTMENT ALSO ASSISTED TO SEE IF THEY CAN APPLY FOR, AND, UM, FOR THE PAY, THE PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM OR RE UH, EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDITS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

SO A LOT OF THOSE COMPANIES THAT MOOKY MENTIONED EARLIER HAS, UM, LOOKED INTO THOSE PROGRAMS AND SEE IF THEY ACTUALLY CAN APPLY OR NOT.

AND IF THEY QUALIFY, UM, SO QUICKLY FOR THIS BEFORE I SWITCHED TO THE NEXT ONE, MILKY, AS HE, AS THE CHIEF OF BUSINESS AND, UM, FINANCE FOR OUR AIRPORTS TOOK OVER FROM SUSANNA WHO ACTUALLY JOINED THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT RECENTLY.

SO SUSANNA INITIALLY WAS WORKING WITH THE CONCESSION GROUP AND THEN MOOKY TOOK OVER RECENTLY AND BETWEEN SOSANNA AND WILKIE.

I MEAN, WE WE'VE BEEN HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR CONCESSION GROUP TO SEE WHAT ELSE WE CAN OFFER, UM, AND OTHER RELIEF.

SO I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT FOR THE NEXT SLIDE HERE.

SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM ON NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, AND, AND THIS IS, UM, THIS IS MORE OF A NEXT SLIDE.

UM, I'LL TALK ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE'VE HAD WITH OUR CONCESSION GROUP.

SO A MAJORITY OF OUR LOCATIONS ARE WE'RE CLOSED IN APRIL DUE TO THE CITY ORDER, OR THAT CAN THE PASSENGER DECLINE AND DOWN BY 96, UM, YEAR TO DATE SO FAR.

SO WITH THE PASSENGER RECOVERY AND THE NUMBERS THAT WE'RE SEEING OF ACTUALLY OUR CONCESSION GROUP, ALL THREE COMPANIES THAT MARCIE TALKED ABOUT HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER HOW TO BE ABLE TO OPEN UP AND CLOSE CERTAIN LOCATIONS ON A CASE BY CASE.

UM, SO FOR EXAMPLE, DURING THE SHARP DECLINE OF PASSENGER COUNT, WE HAD EIGHT GATES CLOSED AT THE AIRPORT FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

AND SOME OF THOSE CONCESSIONS IN THOSE AREAS CLOSE TO THOSE EIGHT GATES WERE CLOSE BECAUSE THERE WAS NO PASSENGER FOOT TRAFFIC IN THOSE AREAS.

AND ALSO THE NUMBERS DID NOT SUPPORT ANY REVENUES, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE WENT DOWN TO 500 PASSENGERS A DAY.

UM, RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING WITH THEM SINCE MAY TO REOPENING FLUCTUATING WITH THE PASSENGER TRAFFIC.

UM, WE WENT UP TO ALWAYS, ALMOST ABOUT 10,000 AT SOME POINT, AND NOW WE'RE DOWN TO 6,500 PASSENGERS.

SO WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM ON REOPENING CERTAIN LOCATIONS ON CERTAIN HOURS OF THE DAY TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE THEIR EXPENSES.

AND OF COURSE THE COST.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, OKAY, WELL, LET'S DRIFT TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, IT'S GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO, UM, WORK WITH OUR MARKETING, OFFERING SOME MARKETING, UM, FREE OF COST TO THE CONCESSION, UM, AND ALSO ADVERTISEMENT, UM, I, AND SOME TECHNICAL, UM, I'M NOT SURE WHY THIS SLIDE IS NOT SURE.

I THINK YOU CAN TAKE THIS ONE.

YEAH, I CAN TAKE THAT ONE JACKIE REAL QUICK.

SO WHAT WE'VE DONE IS WE'VE TAKEN A SMALL PORTION OF THE MARKETING PROGRAM FEE THAT THE CONCESSIONAIRES

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PAY INTO AND REVAMPED SOME OF THE ADVERTISING THAT WE DO THROUGHOUT THE TERMINAL THROUGHOUT THE GARAGES, UH, TO REMIND OUR PASSENGERS THAT WE DO HAVE A LOCAL FLAIR TO OUR, OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROGRAM, AND WE ENCOURAGE THEM TO, UH, EMPTY THEIR POCKETS BEFORE THEY GET ON THEIR PLANE.

UM, THE TECHNOLOGY PIECE THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT IS A MAPPING FEATURE THAT WILL ALLOW CUSTOMERS TO BE ABLE TO MAP AND SEE, UM, DOWN THE CONCOURSE.

IT'S A VERY LONG CONCOURSE.

SO WE WANT OUR CUSTOMERS WHO MAY BE SITTING DOWN BY A JET BLUE GATE TO, TO REMIND THEMSELVES THAT THERE IS A RESTAURANT OR A FLAVOR THAT THEY WANT TO EAT, UM, SEVERAL GATES DOWN THE CONCOURSE.

UM, AND THEN OBVIOUSLY THE CONCESSIONAIRES WILL, WE'LL BE PROMOTING THEM THROUGH SPECIFIC, UH, SEASONS IF THERE'S DONUT OF THE MONTH OR THERE'S ICE CREAM OF THE MONTH, A LITTLE BIT DOING A LOT OF THAT HERE IN THE NEXT FEW, FEW WEEKS AND MONTHS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS, THAT DOESN'T COST US A LOT OF MONEY, BUT IT DOES ATTRACT A BROAD AUDIENCE.

I THINK WITH THAT COMMENT, I THINK THE LAST SLIDE WAS OPEN FOR QUESTIONS, MAYOR AND MAYOR, BEFORE WE OPEN UP FOR QUESTIONS, I JUST WANT TO PUBLICLY THANK THE DIRECTORY APP AND MOOKY FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP.

OBVIOUSLY THIS IS INCREDIBLY CHALLENGING TIME FOR THIS INDUSTRY.

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, WE JUST GOT NAMED AGAIN AS A TOP 10 AIRPORT IN THE, IN THE, UH, COUNTRY.

AND SO AS WE HAVE READERS, THOSE FROM CONDE NAST, TRAVELER READERS REALLY VOICING THEIR OPINION ABOUT WHAT THE BEST AIRPORT IS.

AND AUSTIN BERGSTROM ROOM WAS AGAIN IN THE TOP 10.

SO CONGRATULATIONS WITH THAT.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU MAYOR.

THANK YOU.

I'M SORRY.

MAY I APPROACH IRREGULAR? THANK YOU.

I THOUGHT I GOT AN AWARD, BUT I WAS LIKE, WHAT AWARD DID I GET? UM, THE, COULD YOU GO BACK TO THE SLIDE WITH THE NUMBER OF EFFECTED TO THE SESSION CONCESSION THERE'S NUMBER OF AFFECTED JOBS? OH, SURE.

UH, YEAH.

IT'S ABOUT A FEW SLIDES UP.

SO THAT, IT'S THE SLIDE THAT TALKS ABOUT THE TOTAL PASSENGER.

YEAH, SLIDE 12.

YEP.

THERE YOU GOT ONE.

THAT'S GOOD.

THAT'S TOUGH TRYING TO, SO YOU'RE SAYING YOU GAVE, YOU SAID LIKE A HUNDRED AND SOMETHING.

YES.

CURRENTLY THE, UM, EMPLOYEES THAT ARE ACTIVELY WORKING AS 173 PRIOR TO COVID, THAT NUMBER WAS ABOUT 431 EMPLOYEES THAT WERE CONCESSION WORKERS THAT SPECIFICALLY HAVE THAT CATEGORY OF BAD.

OKAY.

UM, AND SO I KNOW THAT, UH, SO MY OFFICE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH, UM, AIRPORT PEOPLE ON THIS RESOLUTION.

AND THANK YOU FOR WORKING WITH US ON THAT.

UM, THERE ARE CONCERNS FOR OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO OBVIOUSLY HAVEN'T BEEN IN THOSE MEETINGS.

THERE ARE, UM, IMPORTANT CONCERNS FROM OUR LABOR COMMUNITY ABOUT BRINGING, BEING ABLE TO BRING THOSE PEOPLE BACK.

I THINK IT WAS A BIG WIN FOR PEOPLE WHEN WE WERE ABLE TO GET $15 AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE AT THE AIRPORT AND CONSTANTLY HAVE HEARD GREAT STORIES OF, OF, OF PEOPLE HAVING, YOU KNOW, HAVING THAT JOB AND BEING ABLE TO BE PAID AT THAT RATE, UM, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF, OF, UM, ALIGN GOING FROM DOWNTOWN TO THE AIRPORT, UH, A METRO LINE AND THAT PROVIDING EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A CAR AND, AND, AND, AND HAVE BETTER PUBLIC TRANSIT TO GET TO THEIR JOBS OUT AT THE AIRPORT.

I JUST WANTED TO EXPRESS SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT WE'RE HEARING FROM LABOR ABOUT ANY, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S ANY KIND OF INCENTIVES FOR THE BUSINESSES.

I THINK WE HAVE TO INCLUDE, UM, SOME KIND OF PROMISES ABOUT BRINGING PEOPLE BACK, UH, TO, TO, TO WORK.

AND I APPRECIATE THE, YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND THAT MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN BADGED AND IT'S, IT IS EASIER FOR, FOR THE EMPLOYEES TO JUST HIRE THEM BACK BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THEY'VE ALREADY GONE THROUGH THE WHOLE SECURITY PROCESS, BUT, UM, STILL, STILL WANT