COVID-19 INFORMATION: We are here for our businesses! Here are some resources you might find helpful.

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ReOpen Initiative

As our community moves into the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, that of recovery, the Economic Recovery Team is here to support you. The following resources may be useful. Please contact us if there are other things we can do to assist you with reopening your business in a responsible and safe manner.


State of Texas ReOpen Guidelines

The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture. 

The Governor's Strike Force has created checklists with protocols for responsibly and safely ReOpening businesses specific to each business type or industry. For checklists by business industry with ReOpen dates and occupancy guidelines, please visit the Governor's Strike Force page linked below.

ReOpen Brenham-Washington County Partners

We have created this sign for businesses to display as ReOpen Brenham-Washington County Partners. The QR Code will take your customers to a webpage that outlines the protocols you have in place to reopen  "responsibly and safely." Click on the "ReOpen Brenham-Washington County" button below to review these recommended protocols. Laminated copies (use a dry erase marker to change the occupancy as it changes) are available at the Visitor's Center, 115 West Main in Brenham. Or you may download below and print your own sign for display. 

COVID Response Fund

The local COVID Response fund is still accepting applications for small businesses (20 or fewer employees) in need of assistance. Click on the button below for full details.

Local Restaurant Assistance

Our restaurants have been and continue to be significantly impacted by the shut-downs put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A Washington County Restaurant Group is meeting to share best practices. If you would like to join our next virtual meeting, please email scates@cityofbrenham.org.

The Report on Reopening Texas stipulates that restaurants must provide no-contact menus (signs, chalkboards, etc.) or single-use menus. Single-use menus can be both costly and wasteful! The City of Brenham has created a website, BrenhamEats.com. Your restaurant will have a unique URL (BrenhamEats.com/YourRestaurant) to direct customers so they can view your menu from a personal electronic device. Contact Misti Rudloff at mrudloff@cityofbrenham.org to get your restaurant's menu on the website. 

Our partners at the Small Business Development Center at Blinn College are also (at no cost to you) creating signage for your restaurant with QR Codes to link to your online menu, server cards so that your servers can safely direct customers to the link, and a supply of single-use menus for customers that cannot access the menu electronically. Contact Layla Barrett at layla.barrett@blinn.edu for information on single-use menus, signs, and server cards.