AUSTIN, Texas – The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department (EDD) is
“Austin’s local small businesses play a large role in stopping the spread of COVID-19, which is why we are empowering our local businesses with these resources so they can continue prioritizing the well-being of employees and customers,” said Veronica Briseño, Chief Economic Recovery Officer. “These resources help keep businesses open and customers safe.”
The drive-thru distributions are intended to support local small businesses and organizations. Austin Public Health hosts a series of free Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) distribution events. Those in need of masks can visit Personal Protective Equipment | AustinTexas.gov to find information on the next event.
Drive-Thru Mask Distribution Locations
City of Austin African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility
City of Austin Economic Development Department Offices
EDD staff will place boxes with masks in the trunk of each vehicle. To ensure a smooth drive-thru process, drivers should remain in their vehicles with their trunk open.
The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department continues to support Austin workers, businesses, and non-profit organizations that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through financial assistance and programming. Virtual one-on-one classes and coaching resources are available for those looking to pivot due to the pandemic. Business guidance, recovery grants, and local policy updates are available online at www.ATXrecovers.com.