Central Austin Edition | April 2020

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THIS ISSUE

CONTENTS

HIGHLIGHTS FROMTHISMONTH

PUBLISHERS AND FOUNDERS John and Jennifer Garrett PUBLISHERAUSTINMETRO Travis Baker GENERAL MANAGER Deeda Payton Lovett, dlovett@communityimpact.com EDITORIAL

FROMDEEDA: While we may have started to lose track of what day it is or how long we’ve been working out of our homes, our teams haven’t lost sight of our mission to inform citizens as news surrounding the coronavirus continues to develop. In our front-page story this month, we look at the impact coronavirus is having on our families, nances and businesses starting with a look at the recent unemployment spike. Editor, Jack Flagler digs into the data as well as resources for those suddenly without a paycheck. We’re all in it together, and while we can’t shake hands right now, we’re glad to be able to provide something useful you can hold in yours. Deeda Payton Lovett, GENERALMANAGER

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Lanane MANAGING EDITOR Joe Warner ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR Amy Denney EDITOR Jack Flagler jagler@communityimpact.com REPORTER Christopher Neely COPY CHIEF Andy Comer COPY EDITORS Ben Dickerson, Kasey Salisbury STAFFWRITERS Olivia Aldridge, Nicholas Cicale, Iain Oldman, Brian Rash ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR Tess Coverman ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Gail Watson DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Haley Grace GRAPHIC DESIGNER Shelby Savage BUSINESS GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Claire Love ABOUT US John and Jennifer Garrett began Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 in Pugerville, Texas. The company’s mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. CONTACT US 16225 Impact Way, Ste. 1 Pugerville, TX 78660 • 5129896808 communityimpact.com PRESS RELEASES ctanews@communityimpact.com SUBSCRIPTIONS communityimpact.com/subscriptions © 2020 Community Impact Newspaper Co. All Rights Reserved. No reproduction of any portion of this issue is allowed without written permission from the publisher.

DINING LISTINGS 7 What locations remain open for takeout and delivery? TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES 13 CAMPO defers local projects to funnel more money into I35 improvements CITY& SCHOOLS 15 Austin ISD, city cope with challenges of coronavirus

FROMJACK: My profession involves crafting words, but it is hard to nd any for those of you who have lost jobs or loved ones to this pandemic. I have nished every week mentally and emotionally exhausted after talking to some of our neighbors going through this pain and some who are sacricing so much to keep us safe. I miss the vibrant, full-of-life Austin we all share—the music and the patios and the people at a food truck late at night—but I know many of you are grieving for so much more. We see you. We hear you. We want to tell your stories. Jack Flagler, EDITOR

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DINING

Local restaurants remaining open for takeout and delivery

Each restaurant has one location listed. Breweries, coee shops, and ice cream and juice spots were not included due to space. This list is noncomprehensive. For more, visit communityimpact.com. FOOD&DRINKDELIVERYOPTIONS

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NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN 1 Austin Terrier 512-369-3751 | www.austinterrier.com H T 2 Big O’s BBQ 512-453-6464 www.bigospitbbq.com T 3 Black’s BBQ 512-524-0801 | www.blacksbbq.com H T A 4 Black Star Co-Op 512-452-2337 | www.blackstar.coop T A 5 China Family 512-520-4171 | www.chinafamilytx.com H T 6 Cover 3 512-374-1121 | www.cover-3.com H T A 7 District Kitchen + Cocktails 512-284-7837 | www.districtaustin.com H T A 8 Easy Tiger 512-494-4151 | www.easytigerusa.com H T 9 El Dorado Cafe 512-420-2222 | www.eldoradocafeatx.com T 10 Fonda San Miguel 512-459-4121 | www.fondasanmiguel.com T A 11 Honest Mary’s 512-220-5000 | www.honestmarys.com H T 12 Hyde Park Bar & Grill 512-458-3168 | www.hpbng.com H T

13 Julio’s Cafe 512-452-1040 | www.juliosaustin.com T 14 Kismet Cafe 512-236-1811 | www.kismetcafe.com H T 15 Kom é Sushi Kitchen 512-712-5700 | www.kome-austin.com T A 16 Mama Fu’s 512-637-6773 | www.mamafus.com H T A 17 MezzeMe Turkish Kitchen 512-213-0451 | www.mezzeme.com H T 18 Nervous Charlie’s 512-366-5305 | www.nervouscharlies.com T 19 Nosh and Bevvy 512-454-8636 | www.facebook.com/ nosh-and-bevvy H T A 20 Olive and June 512-467-9898 www.oliveandjune-austin.com H T A 21 Otherside Deli 512-407-9702 | www.othersidedeliatx.com T 22 The Peached Tortilla 512-330-4439 www.thepeachedtortilla.com H T 23 Quack’s 512-453-3399 | www.quacksbakery.com T 24 Revelry on the Boulevard 512-861-5685 | www.revelryboulevard.com H T A

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25 Rosedale Kitchen & Bar 512-729-0052 | www.rosedalekb.com H T 26 Sala and Betty 512-645-0214 | www.salaandbettyatx.com D T 27 Santa Rita Cantina 512-419-7482 | www.santaritacantina.com T 28 Shishman Grill 512-243-5289 | www.shishmangrill.com H T 29 Spread & Co. 512-814-2002 | www.spreadandco.com H T 30 Stiles Switch BBQ 512-380-9199 | www.stilesswitchbbq.com H T

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DINING

Local restaurants remaining open for takeout and delivery

Each restaurant has one location listed. Breweries, coee shops, ice cream and juice spots were not included due to space. This list is noncomprehensive. For more, visit communityimpact.com. FOOD&DRINKDELIVERYOPTIONS

18 Maudie’s 512-473-3740 | www.maudies.com T A 19 Parkside 512-474-9898 | www.parkside-austin.com H T A 20 Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille 512-474-6300 www.perryssteakhouse.com H T A 21 Pool Burger 512-334-9747 | www.poolburger.com T A 22 Roppolo’s Pizzeria 512-476-1490 | www.roppolos.com H T 23 Scholz Garten 512-474-1958 | www.scholzgarten.com H T A 24 Swedish Hill 512-472-1347 | www.swedishhillaustin.com T A 25 TenTen 737-243-9147 | www.tentenaustin.com H T A 26 Vaquero Taquero 512-383-5582 | www.vaquerotaquero.com H T 27 Via 313 Pizza 512-358-6193 | www.via313.com T A 28 Z’Tejas 512-478-5355 | www.ztejas.com H T A Community Impact Newspaper sta compiled as much delivery information as possible by press time. Additional restaurants may be oering delivery through third-party apps. Please check with the restaurant before ordering.

4 Better Half Coee and Cocktails 512-645-0786 | www.betterhalar.com H T A 5 Brooklyn Pie Co. 512-953-8145 | www.brooklynpie.com H T 6 Chispas 512-551-2554 | www.chispasaustin.com H T A 7 Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ 512-474-4227 www.coopersbbqaustin.com H T 8 El Arroyo 512-474-1222 | www.elarroyo.com H T A 9 Emmer and Rye/TLV 512-366-5530 | www.emmerandrye.com H T A 10 Épicerie at The Contemporary 512-420-9441 | www.epicerieaustin.com H T 11 Hestia/Henbit 512-371-6840 | www.hestiaaustin.com H T A 12 Holy Roller 512-502-5119 | www.holyrolleraustin.com T A 13 i Fratelli Pizza 512-614-1114 | www.ifratellipizza.com H T 14 Italic 512-660-5390 | www.italicaustin.com H T A 15 Jerey’s 512-477-5584 | www.jereysofaustin.com H T A 16 Lonesome Dove 512-271-2474 www.lonesomedoveaustin.com H T A 17 Malibu Poke www.malibupoke.com H T

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DINING

Local restaurants remaining open for takeout and delivery

Each restaurant has one location listed. Breweries, coffee shops, ice cream shops and juice spots were not listed due to space. This list is noncomprehensive. For more, visit communityimpact.com. FOOD&DRINKDELIVERYOPTIONS

11 Juliet Italian Kitchen 512-479-1800 | www.juliet-austin.com H T A 12 June’s 512-416-1722 | www.junesallday.com H T A 13 Loro 512-916-4858 | www.loroaustin.com H T A 14 Mattie’s 512-444-1888| www.mattiesaustin.com H T A 15 The Meteor 512-351-9541 www.espressochampagnechainlube.com H T A 16 Pluckers 512-443-9464 | www.pluckers.com H T A 17 P. Terry’s Burger Stand 512-473-2217 | www.pterrys.com H D 18 Ramen Tatsu-Ya www.ramen-tatsuya.com T A 19 Snooze 512-428-8444 | www.snoozeeatery.com D T 20 The Soup Peddler 512-444-7687 | www.souppeddler.com H T 21 Sway 512-326-1999 | www.swaythai.com H T A 22 Tacodeli 512-732-0303 | www.tacodeli.com H T 23 Terry Black’s 512-394-5899 | www.terryblacksbbq.com H T A 24 Torchy’s Tacos 512-614-1832 | www.torchystacos.com H T A 25 Uchi 512-916-4808 | www.uchiaustin.com H T A

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SOUTHCENTRALAUSTIN 1 Austin’s Pizza 512-795-8888 | www.austinspizza.com H T 2 Brooklyn Pizzeria and Bar 512-358-4663 | www.brooklynpie.com H T 3 Chi’lantro 512-428-5269 | www.chilantrobbq.com H T 4 El Alma 512-609-8923 | www.elalmacafe.com T A 5 Elizabeth Street Cafe 512-291-2881 www.elizabethstreetcafe.com T A

6 El Mercado 512-447-7445 www.elmercadorestaurant.com H T A 7 Fresa’s 512-428–5077 | www.fresaschicken.com T A D 8 Güero’s Taco Bar 512-447-7688 | www.gueros.com T A 9 Home Slice Pizza 512-444-7437 | www.homeslicepizza.com T 10 Hopdoddy Burger Bar 512-243-7505 | www.hopdoddy.com H T

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EASTAUSTIN 1 Bao’d Up 737-717-3002 | www.baodup.com H T 2 Bird Bird Biscuit 512-761-4922 | www.birdbirdbiscuit.com T 3 Colleen’s Kitchen 512-580-2413 | www.colleensaustin.com H T A 4 Contigo 512-614-2260 | www.contigoaustin.com T D A 5 Dai Due 512-524-0688 | www.daidue.com T 6 El Chilito 512-382-3797 | www.elchilito.com H T A 7 Franklin BBQ 512-653-1187 | www.franklinbbq.com T A 8 Fukumoto 512-770-6880 | www.fukumotoaustin.com H T A 9 Halal Wings 737-300-1000 | www.halalwing.com H T 10 Hank’s 512-609-8077 | www.hanksaustin.com H T A 11 Hoover’s Cooking 512-479-5006 | www.hooverscooking.com H T 12 Intero Ristorante 512-599-4052 | www.interorestaurant.com T A 13 Juan in a Million 512-472-3872 | www.juaninamillion.com H T A 14 Juniper 512-220-9421 | www.juniperaustin.com T A 15 Kemuri Tatsu-Ya www.kemuri-tatsuya.com H T A

16 Kyoten Sushiko 512-666-1287 | www.kyotensushiko.com T A 17 La Barbecue 512-605-9696 | www.labarbecue.com T 18 Lou’s 512-660-5171 | www.lousaustin.com T A 19 Mi Madre’s 512-322-9721 | www.mimadresrestaurant.com H T A 20 Nixta Taqueria 512-551-3855 | www.nixtataqueria.com H T A 21 Old Thousand 737-222-6637 | www.oldthousandatx.com H T A 22 Rebel Cheese 512-382-0048 | www.rebelcheese.com H T 23 Salt and Time 512-524-1383 | www.saltandtime.com T A 24 Sour Duck Market 512-394-5776 | www.sourduckmarket.com H T A 25 Suerte 512-953-0092 | www.suerteatx.com H T 26 Sweet Chive 512-394-5557 | www.sweet-chive.com T 27 Uroko 512-520-4004 | www.urokoaustin.com H T A 28 Woko Loco www.wokoloco.com D T

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TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

WAITINGON THE ROADS TO CHANGE In order to funnel $633 million into planned improvements on I-35, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has to push back some local projects. A draft list of project deferrals was released April 6, but CAMPO will not make any final decisions on which projects to defer and which to maintain until June 8.

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Local political leaders to free up $633million for I-35 upgrade by delaying local projects

BY JACK FLAGLER

360 PROJECTS ON DRAFT DEFERRAL LIST 1 Metro Rail Cost: $5.87 million Project: grade separation of MetroRail line and North Lamar Boulevard 2 Colorado River scenic byway Cost: $5.68 million Project: construct a bicycle and pedestrian path on US 183 over the Colorado River 3 SH 71 Cost: $29 million Project: construct frontage road and connector lanes

When the Texas Transportation Commission secured $4.3 billion in February for a project to add lanes to I-35 through Central Austin, the commission gave the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization the task of coming up with a piece of that pie—a slice worth more than $600 million. “The commission feels like they have given us a great gift, and they probably have,” Travis County Precinct 3 Commissioner Gerald Daugherty said at the board’s April 6 meeting. But while the local political leaders who make up the transportation plan- ning organization agree improving I-35 through Austin is badly needed, that gift comes at a cost—finding which already-funded projects to punt down the road in order to funnel money to I-35. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said the process to choose some projects to

defer and others to keep on schedule harkened back to the way CAMPO used to operate in years past, when decisions were made “on purely political considerations.” “We’re about to make decisions with respect to many hundreds of millions of dollars, and we’re making a decision that doesn’t seem to be based on any objective criteria,” Adler said during the April 6 meeting. The compressed timeline is based on the Texas Transportation Commis- sion’s process to approve the entire $4.3 billion for the project in its 2020 Unified Transportation Plan—which outlines which state projects will get funding over the next 10 years. The commission could vote on the update as early as April 30. “It’s certainly not my choice or anybody’s choice to make these decisions in the short time frame we have, but we are there,” CAMPO board

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Chair Cynthia Long said. On April 20, CAMPO’s board bought itself some time. The board voted to commit to the $633 million price tag.

However, it did not select individual projects to defer. Instead, it will wait on those decisions until its June 8 meeting.

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COVID-19: Lo que deben saber las familias del AISD

Chromebooks &WiFi Families in grades 3-8 who are interested in receiving a Chromebook or WiFi hotspot can call 512-414-9187 or visit austinisd.org/ covid19/chromebooks. Chromebooks y wifi Las familias de 3.°-8.° grado que estén interesadas en obtener un Chromebook o un punto de acceso wifi pueden llamar al 512-414-9187 o visitar austinisd.org/covid19/ chromebooks. Curbside Meal Sites : Monday–Friday from 11 a.m. –1 p.m Meal Delivery Sites: Delivered Monday–Friday Call 512-414-1700 for locations and times or visit austinisd.org/covid19/meals. Sitios de comida de entrega desde la banqueta: Lunes a viernes de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. Sitios de distribución de comidas: serán distribuidas de lunes a viernes Llamar al 512-414-1700 para los lugares y las horas o visitar austinisd.org/covid19/meals.

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To update by phone, call your campus. To update online, log in to your Parent Self-Serve account, a tile located in your parent cloud account at my.austinisd.org and select the Edit Contact Info tab. Para actualizarlos por teléfono, llame a su plantel escolar. Actualice su información de contacto en línea, Inicie sesión en Parent Self- Serve, una ventana ubicada en su cuenta de la nube para padres de familia en my.austinisd.org.

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CITY&SCHOOLS

News from Austin, Travis County & Austin ISD

CITY HIGHLIGHTS University of Texas In an April 7 letter to The University of Texas community, President Gregory Fenves announced he will be leaving June 30 to become the president at Emory University in Atlanta. Fenves said he made the decision earlier in the year, and the timing of the announcement in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic is not what he “expected or wanted.” UT will hold virtual graduation ceremonies in May and postponed its in-person commencement to an as-yet unconrmed date. Austin ISD On April 7, Austin ISD announced a “pass or incomplete” grading policy for spring semester classes rather than the traditional A-F grading scale. AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz said the district will not calculate grade point averages based on spring semester performance because of inconsistencies in technology access for students at home. Austin The city has leased three hotels to serve as isolation centers for homeless individuals and other coronavirus patients. The locations are the Crowne Plaza hotel and Motel 6 in North Austin and the La Quinta Inn in South Austin. All three hotels are located along I-35 frontage roads. On April 12, the three hotels accepted all 187 clients from Austin’s downtown Salvation Army homeless shelter after 12 people staying in the shelter tested positive for coronavirus. Austin City Council* Meets May 7 and 21, 10 a.m. 301 W. Second St., Austin www.austintexas.gov/department/ city-council Travis County Commissioners Court* Meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. 700 Lavaca St., Austin www.traviscountytx.gov/ commissionerscourt *MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY MEETINGSWE COVER

Travis County ocials: Facemasks need to become part of culture to reopen society

Facing the facts

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globe while the world works toward developing a cure or vaccine for the highly contagious upper-respiratory virus. “Over time, [wearing face masks] is going to become part of our culture, at least in the short and immediate terms,” Escott said. “Combined with social distancing, it gives us a greater chance to start opening the world back up a little bit.” On April 17, Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to reopen parts of Texas society, and the following week he loosened bans on nonessential medical procedures, reopened state parks and allowed retail shops to operate to-go business. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said the city agrees with the governor’s strategy and will not challenge the orders.

TRAVIS COUNTY Wearing cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth when performing most activities away from home has evolved from a recommendation into a legal obligation under new coronavirus mitigation orders issued by Austin-Travis County ocials April 13. Nowmandatory, face masks combined with social distancing measures will become part of the new normal as ocials weigh options in reopening society from a near complete shutdown due to the coronavirus, top local health ocials said during an April 14 news conference. Dr. Mark Escott, Austin-Travis County interim health authority, acknowledged it will take time for residents to become comfortable wearing face coverings, but that the act is a crucial step in beginning to restore normalcy in Austin and across the

Austin and Travis County ocials mandated April 13 that all residents wear face coverings when going out in public for essential activities such as buying groceries or pumping gas. Certain exceptions to the mandate apply, including exercising outside with more than 6 feet of space from any other individual.

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AISD cancels prom, postpones graduation

DELAYED GRADIFICATION Central Austin high schools will hold their ceremonies at the Frank Erwin Center in August. School Date Time Anderson Aug. 12 4 p.m. Ann Richards Aug. 11 2 p.m. Austin Aug. 12 1 p.m. Crockett Aug. 13 3:30 p.m. Eastside Aug. 11 10 a.m. Garza Aug. 11 4:30 p.m. LBJ/LASA Aug. 13 10 a.m. McCallum Aug. 13 1 p.m. Navarro Aug. 13 6 p.m. Northeast Aug. 11 Noon Rosedale Aug. 10 2 p.m.* Travis Aug. 11 7 p.m. *ROSEDALE SCHOOL'S CEREMONYWILL BE AT THE SCHOOL. SOURCE: AUSTIN ISDCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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AUSTIN ISD Austin ISD announced April 14 proms would be canceled and high school graduation ceremo- nies postponed to Aug. 10-13. Grad- uation ceremonies will take place at the Frank Erwin Center except for the Rosedale School graduation, accord- ing to a post sent out by the district April 14. “We are hopeful that we can come together virtually in June and in-person in August to celebrate the successes of our seniors,” the district stated in the notice.

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AUSTIN Austin City Council passed its Relief in a State of Emergency, or RISE, package April 9 to send $15 million from budget reserves directly to nonprots that will help Austinites who may have fallen through the cracks of the federal government’s relief eorts. The city announced the four nonprots to receive funding April 21. Families can call 2-1-1 for more information.

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BUSINESS INNOVATION

BY JACK FLAGLER

E ven at home, Ballet Austin class instructors keep the community moving. Whether it is on stage or in a dance studio, the core of Ballet Austin’s programming has always been live, in-person performance. That all changed in mid-March, when the dance studio closed its downtown Austin space and piv- oted completely to a virtual model. All 46 Ballet Austin dance and fitness instructors are offering virtual classes either on Instagram live or on YouTube. The Instagram classes are free and have had anywhere from 10 to 200 users tuning in. Ballet Austin is also offering drop-in classes for $3 to $7 per class, which can be accessed via YouTube after registering at the Ballet Austin website. Ballet Austin

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Café Monet has introduced new ideas to keep business alive, including to-go pottery painting kits for kids and adults and lesson plans to teach kids about famous artists. “PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO DISTRACT THEM FROM THE PANDEMIC. THEY NEED LITTLE THINGS LIKE THIS TO KEEP THEMGOING. ART HEALS.”

Despite the fact that Ballet Austin had to transition to virtual classes, the nonprofit organization has been able to keep all its dance instructors employed as of April 13. PILATES MAT WITH BOO WONG • Monday-Friday • Instagram: @boowong

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location two weeks before stay-at- home orders forced by the corona- virus pandemic kicked in. It was a sharp blow, but Winson said she is trying to focus on the positives. After putting her entire inventory on an online commerce site within days, Café Monet’s to-go options delivered to customers’ doors include pottery painting kits, lesson plans for

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DINING INNOVATIONS

BY JACK FLAGLER

W hat started as an idea to give away a fewmeals transformed into a social media campaign and has since exploded into weekend food drives at the Tso Chinese Delivery location on Research Boulevard handing out hundreds of meals to families. Co-owner Min Choe said the campaign has raised $18,700 as of April 6—including an $8,000 dona- tion from Alpha Paving—and Tso is donating $3 of food for every $1 raised, meaning $56,100 of food has been donated. The drives are going to continue every weekend through at least the end of April. “Right now the plan is we’re going to keep doing it as long as we can,” Choe said. Tso ChineseDelivery Aboretum: 9333 Research Blvd., Bldg. E, Ste. 402, Austin Cherrywood: 3909 N. I-35, Ste. E-5, Austin 512-774-4876 www.tsodelivery.com Tso Chinese Delivery

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Salt and Time co-owner Ben Runkle said bout 90% of its business now comes from grocery sales— including fare from other local restaurants that have closed or are only open for takeout, including: • Barbecue sauce from Leroy and Lewis • Pizza dough and pizza sauce from Bufalina Pizza • Pasta from L’Oca D’Oro

Tso Chinese Delivery co-owner Min Choe said Tso Giving—the restaurant’s eort to feed those in need—has become a weekly food drive to help hundreds of people. Tso Giving food drives Every Saturday and Sunday through at least April 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 9333 Research Blvd., Austin How to donate: Venmo @TsoGiving

• Ice cream from Lick Honest Ice Creams • Finishing salt and hot sauce from Lenoir

W hen customers enter the doors at Salt and Time, they may notice the names of some other prom- inent local restaurants as they pass through the store—Leroy and Lewis, Lenoir, Bufalina Pizza and L’Oca D’Oro—the labels in the shop on products such as barbecue sauce, pizza dough and pasta read like a tour through some of Austin’s more well-known restaurants. Co-owner Ben Runkle said he has always treated the two sides of his business—the butcher shop Salt and Time

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With local economy staggering, workers and businesses say they needmore assistance Local unemployment jumped a full percentage point in March, and projections show the rate could jump as high as 25% BY JACK FLAGLER February to March, representing 43,971 local residents seeking benets.

Where

to

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Tens of thousands of Austinites are looking for help after being furloughed, laid o or having their hours cut in the midst of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus.

Kristy Avila works as a manager at Paco’s Tacos in East Austin. When restaurants were forced to close dine-in areas March 17, Paco’s—like many restaurants— decided to stay open for take-out and delivery. But with no customers coming in the door, Avila said her hours were cut to about ve or 10 per week. That means Avila is eligible to receive benets from the state’s Shared Work program, in which the Texas Workforce Commission supplements employees’ lost wages to help businesses weather a slowdown and help Texas residents keep their heads above water nancially. Avila has tried to get through to the TWC for weeks. But the system has been overwhelmed by millions of phone calls from Texans per day. Avila has not been able to break through as of April 19 and said she is starting to run out of hope. “I’m out of funds. I’m not going to have my rent. I’m barely making it on food,” Avila said April 3. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic and the devas- tation it wrecked on businesses nationwide, Cisco Gamez, TWC media and public relations specialist, said the state agency received about 13,000 calls a day, and the single-day record was 60,000. In the rst two weeks of April, the TWC received an average of more than 2.2 million calls per day. In a single month, the TWC processed more unemployment insurance claims than it did in all of 2019. According to Gamez, the TWC processed about 700,000 unemployment insurance claims for Texans in 2019. Frommid-March to mid-April, according to Gamez, it processed 1.2 million claims worth about $408 million in benets. Locals have felt the eects of the economy grounding to a halt sharply. According to numbers fromWorkforce Solutions of the Capital area, unemployment in the Austin metro jumped a full percentage point—from 2.5% to 3.5%—from

Gamez said the TWC has set up additional call centers, hired employees on an emergency basis, shifted workers over from other departments and even secured help from the Capitol—bringing on sta from Texas House and Texas Senate members to help residents nd resources. All in all, he said, about 1,000 additional hires have come on board. “We’re going to continue to look for opportuni- ties to help more Texans in need,” Gamez said. Struggling small businesses seek help With residents across the country staying in their homes under government orders, businesses across every sector, from restaurants to auto repair shops to retail stores, saw their revenues plummet and very quickly began asking questions about how long they could hang on before going dark. The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program was oered as a life raft to those businesses and their employees. Businesses applying for a PPP loan could receive enough from the SBA to cover their payroll expenses for eight weeks, and as long as 75% funds were used toward payroll, the loan is forgivable. But the money in the rst round of funding ran out quickly. Banks received authorization to begin making PPP loans to small businesses on April 3. By the morning of April 16, the entirety of the rst $349 billion allocated by Congress to the program had been distributed, including more than 88,000 loans to Texas businesses totaling more than $21 billion. The emergency funding largely sidelined Austin’s startups because of the way the SBA’s rules are writ- ten. The administration’s “aliate rule” stipulates that, when counting the number of employees at a business, all companies with the same investors must aggregate their sta numbers together.

Since many startups have multiple investors, tallying their numbers along with other, unali- ated startups, pushes the vast majority above the threshold of 500 sta members, making them ineligible to apply. After initially launching the PPP and other disaster-relief loan programs, the SBA issued new guidance to companies clarifying its policies, but the aliation rules were not waived completely. Matt Glazer, co-founder and managing director of consulting company Blue Sky Partners and a member of the Austin Tech Alliance’s advisory board, said startups being left out in the cold from the loan program jeopardizes companies that are actively participating on solving problems in the Austin community. “We may lose some of these brands and compa- nies, which will devastate our local economy—and we don’t need to do that,” Glazer said. On April 21, the U.S. Senate passed a deal to inject the program with an additional $310 billion. Nina Ramon, public aairs and economic relations specialist for the SBA, said eld agents will stay exible to help local businesses. “Our small-business community is resilient, and they’re going to do what it takes to stay alive and recover from the crisis,” Ramon said. Is there an exit plan? On April 17, Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to lift certain restrictions in Texas to restore more jobs. However, Abbott said the reopening process

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If you’ve been laid o:

Unexpected unemployment The Texas Workforce Commission processed about 1.2 million unemployment insurance claims in one month statewide , eclipsing the 700,000 claims it processed in all of 2019. Locally, the restaurant industry will be the hardest hit. Unemployment claims in Texas by week

• Find information on the Texas Workforce Commission website on ling for unemployment benets: www.twc.texas.gov

• Callers to the TWC with a 512 area code are asked to call Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 1-5 p.m.

0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000

• Claims are backdated, meaning benets are paid beginning the Sunday before the employee was laid o or March 8 , whichever was later.

• After approval for unemployment insurance, make sure to log back in to request payment.

• Workforce Solutions of the Capital Area can help you navigate the TWC system and access other benets from community organizations.

WEEK ENDING CLAIMS

If your business needs help:

Austin metro job loss projections by industry (March-June 2020)

• Reach out to the SBA’s resource partners in your community, including SCORE Austin and the Texas State Small Business Development Center. • Establish a strong relationship with a community lender. Financial advisors from business advising company VCFO said smaller banks were generally better poised to make PPP loans than larger, multinational banks. • Other SBA disaster loans programs are still available as of April 19, including the Economic Injury Disaster loan program.

Jobs kept

Jobs lost

Food preparation and serving- related occupations

81.2%

18.8%

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

61.1%

38.9%

SOURCES: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION, VCFO, WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS OF THE CAPITAL AREA COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Sales and related occupations

56.4%

43.6%

will have to be done cautiously and in stages given the risk of a resurgence in cases. “Not all businesses can open at once on May 1,” he said. “A more strategic approach is required to ensure that we don’t reopen just to have to shut down once again,” Abbott said. At an Austin City Council work session April 7, projections from economic strategy rm TXP Inc. showed the drastic short-term eects of the lock- down that could still be ahead before the potential economic resurgence.

The projections showed more than 260,000 potential job losses in the Austin metro through June—a 25.4% unemployment rate. However, Jon Hockenyos, president of TXP Inc., said his rm projects a return to pre-coronavirus employment levels by the end of the year. Laura Human, who took over as the president and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce in April, said after Abbott’s announcement the eco- nomic recovery may happen in ts and starts—both locally and statewide.

“I think it’s important to acknowledge that you may move forward, nd that you’ve moved a little bit too fast, and have to take a half a step back- wards,” she said. Additional reporting by Christopher Neely

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