Tweet from @GregAbbott_TX, March 2, 2021 at 2:24 p.m.

No. This is the worst decision that could be made for where we’re located. Not one day before this, Houston, our home, announced it’s the first major U.S. city to record all known strains of COVID-19. These variants from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil spread more easily. Further, the research is still out regarding whether the available vaccines are as effective against these variants.

Chow-Bryant’s Continuing Virus Response

In light of these facts, our plans have not changed. At Chow-Bryant, we will continue to put our health and the health of our clients first by:

  • Following CDC and WHO guidelines
  • Limiting our exposure to the virus by operating remotely and avoiding in-person events and meetings
  • Using masks until 80% of the population (considered the threshold for herd immunity) has been vaccinated
  • Maintaining excellent notes on all client accounts and activities so that, should one of us fall ill, business continues as usual

We are as hopeful as everyone else that life can go back to normal soon. As a company that bases its decisions on facts and evidence, though, we are unwilling to potentially expose anyone to a deadly virus. One of our founders has already had several family members fall ill, and, further, lost someone last year to COVID-19. The speed at which a case can become severe or even deadly is extremely troubling. We urge everyone to exercise caution. As Dr. Fauci said at this time last year, “If you think you’re overreacting, you’re probably doing the right thing.”