Austin mayor, business leaders introduce ‘City of Us’ face mask campaign


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Mayor Steve Adler, along with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce debuted a campaign to encourage people to wear face masks when at businesses.

The “Austin, Let’s Be a City of Us,” campaign was unveiled by Adler, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce president Laura Huffman and Roy Spence of Spence Communications. Spence created the campaign.

The campaign was created to “pull the community together and do those things to keep us as safe as possible” as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Austin and Travis County, Huffman said.

“Austin business owners and staff are working so hard to get back on their feet again,” Spence said. “When all of us wear a mask, that’s one less thing they have to worry about. A mask on each of us is a win for all of us.”

The “City of Us” campaign is a grassroots effort asking for businesses to support the city and county’s face-cover order. In turn, the “City of Us” website features COVID-19 resources to support local businesses during the pandemic. The website offers resources on the current economic outlook, a list of vendors for personal protective equipment and financial resources for businesses in need of support.

“It’s apparent that businesses, more than anyone else, probably understand the importance of the community really doing anything it can do to keep the economy open,” Adler said.

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