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Katy Returns to Work

The Katy Returns to Work Task Force's objective is to provide authoritative and timely information and useful resources on safely re-opening Katy's businesses (from small to large). Working collaboratively, the Task Force will strive to identify major sectors required to successfully support reasonable and predictable paths for returning Katy businesses and their employees to work while avoiding a second peak.

All Katy citizens and business owners will have access to the Task Force's website, for up to date and carefully researched materials in four primary areas:

  • Medical (including mental health)
  • Financial (available resources)
  • Strategy (where and how do we start?)
  • People (individual and organization-wide)

In addition, real-time data on local medical system capacity and upstream identification of hot spots of viral spread will be collected and monitored. Access to this vital information will allow businesses to take proactive steps to prevent a second peak and avoid subsequent consequences of increased economic hardship within the community.

Information sessions are being planned and schedules will be announced shortly. Anyone wishing to contribute information or join the group's efforts are encouraged to reach out to Rick Ellis at  

As citizens and members of the greater Katy community, we are committed to working to enable our economy to re-establish itself while ensuring safe working environments for all employees, managers, and owners.


Work Safe Company Toolkit

  • Follow the 15 Principles for a Work Safe Company.
  • Download the Work Safe Badge to use on your social media and website or display inside your business.
  • Message your employees and customers that you are adhering to the Houston Work Safe Program Principles.
  • Encourage peer companies and others you do business with to do the same.

Texas Highways has been covering the best of small-town Texas since our inception 45 years ago. Our staff combed through our archives to update you on what services small-town businesses are providing right now and how you can help support them. While curbside services should only be used by residents local to the business’ location, some small town shops and wineries offer shipping throughout Texas.

Additional Resources and News

The First Modern Pandemic


Fischer Phillips

Business Checklist

The Risks of 14 Summer Activities


Return to the Workplace Checklist

Institute for Corporate Productivity

COVID Info and Resources

Mental Health America

FBC - Location to Watch


HR Toolkit

Benefit Concepts, Inc.

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

Erin Bromage

Executive Hospital Summary


Thoughts on Moving Forward

Journal of Accountancy

Katy Returns Task Force
Katy Returns Task Force

Caroline Champion

Director, Business Development

Houston Methodist West Hospital


Rick Ellis

Vice President

Katy Area Chamber


Matthew Ferraro


Katy Area Chamber


Lara Hamilton

Executive Director

Christ Clinic


Don McCoy


Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber


Angie Thomason


Katy Area EDC


Jeanette Winters


Parrish Partners Leadership

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