Downtown Austin Alliance increases daily clean sweeps in response to coronavirus

( Downtown Austin Alliance )

The Downtown Austin Alliance will be increasing its daily clean sweeps in response to COVID-19.

DAA Ambassadors will be employing sanitation equipment, such as hand-washing machines, and motorized vehicles to cover more ground throughout downtown and South Congress.

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DAA Ambassadors will also be cleaning trash cans, traffic signals, benches, handles and doing systematic sweeps of downtown several times a day.

Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a public health disaster, the first in Texas since 1901. The executive orders, which take effect at midnight Friday, March 20 and go through midnight on Friday, April 3, will bring the state in line with CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The public health disaster orders schools to be closed statewide until at least April 3. The disaster also orders a ban on dine-in eating and gathering in groups of more than 10 as the state ramps up efforts to battle the coronavirus. Abbott's order also will shut down gyms and bars. It also bans visits to nursing and retirement homes unless there is a critical need.

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