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Our priority is the public health and safety of downtown residents, employees and visitors. We’re working to keep the downtown community safe, informed and connected. Check out our list of updates to stay up-to-date on critical news and resources. We’re also measuring and monitoring the economic impacts of the pandemic so we can plan for recovery.

COVID-19 Economic Impact

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting cities across the country and around the world. While the full impact is not yet known, we have already seen significant economic impacts on our city and our downtown in the six months since the first shutdown. With a focus on response and recovery, we are actively measuring and monitoring the economic impact of the pandemic on downtown Austin. This data will help inform and guide our strategic recovery efforts. Below is an economic impact index illustrating the difference between pre-COVID economic levels, the lowest point in 2020, and current levels across a number of indicators. This index is a summary derived from a number of data sources.

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Safety Measures: COVID-19 Updates & Resources

The Downtown Austin Alliance's priority is the public health and safety of its residents, employees and visitors.  In an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and minimize the long-term disruption of downtown activities, we encourage members of the community to follow the guidance or our health and government officials. 

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