Coronavirus

 

TBFAA Update on Coronavirus

 
TBFAA members provide vital services that are even more important as we all deal with the Coronavirus. As you all know member companies are committed to providing service 24/7 365 days a year. Members may not be able to shut down services.

TBFAA is keeping in contact with the Texas Department of Public Safety through our Advisory Board Representative, Debi Ulmer and our DPS Liaison, Calvin Stewart. We are also reaching out to the State Fire Marshal's Office through our VP of Fire, Van Mayorga for any emergency directives. So far nothing new has been discussed or disseminated to us from the DPS or the SFMO. If something changes we'll send it out ASAP.

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  • Suggestions on Dealing from the TBFAA Webinar
  • Guidance for businesses and employers from the Small Business Administration (SBA) 
  • Stay at Home Orders 
  • Temporary changes to Fire Industry Licensing requirements
  • Local Fire Marshal Info
  • Texas Comptroller’s office- Help is Available
  • Texas Workforce Commission- Unemployment info
  • Consensus of Expert Recommendations 
  • Available Resources

Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas, Establishes Statewide Minimum Standard Health Protocols

For Immediate Distribution  |  April 27, 2020 
Creates Statewide Contact Tracing Program
Issues Special Guidance For Texans Over 65, Nursing Homes
 
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced the first phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is issuing minimum standard health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow. The Governor also outlined special guidance for Texans over 65 and detailed a comprehensive mitigation plan for nursing homes in Texas. The Governor also announced a statewide testing and tracing program developed by DSHS that will help public health officials quickly identify and test Texans who contract COVID-19 and mitigate further spread of the virus. 
 
The Governor's announcement is accompanied by Texans Helping Texans: The Governor's Report to Open Texas. This detailed report, available on the strike force website, helps Texans understand phase one by outlining the new protocols, guidance, and recommendations. The report also includes a series of Open Texas Checklists that outline DSHS' minimum standard health protocols for all Texans.
 
"This strategic approach to opening the state of Texas prioritizes the health and safety of our communities and follows the guidelines laid out by our team of medical experts," said Governor Abbott. "Now more than ever, Texans must remain committed to safe distancing practices that reduce the spread of COVID-19, and we must continue to rely on doctors and data to provide us with the safest strategies to restore Texans' livelihoods. We must also focus on protecting the most vulnerable Texans from exposure to COVID-19. If we remain focused on protecting the lives of our fellow Texans, we can continue to open the Lone Star State."
 
By way of Executive Order (GA-18), all retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls are permitted to reopen on Friday, May 1. These services must limit their capacity to 25% of their listed occupancy. Within shopping malls, the food-court dining areas, play areas, and interactive displays and settings must remain closed.
 
All museums and libraries may open under the same 25% occupancy limitation, but interactive areas of museums must remain closed. State libraries and museums will open by May 1, and local public museums and libraries may reopen only if permitted by the local government. Single-person offices may reopen as well.
 
Churches and places of worship remain open. Outdoor sports are allowed to resume so long as no more than four participants are playing together at one time. Certain social distancing practices must also be followed. Local government operations, including county and municipal government operations relating to permitting, recordation, and document-filing services, may reopen as determined by the local government.
 
DSHS has recommended minimum standard health protocols for all individuals, all employers and employees, as well as industry-specific protocols for retailersretail customersrestaurantsrestaurant patronsmovie theatersmovie theater customersmuseums and librariesmuseum and library visitorsoutdoor sports participantssingle-person offices, and low COVID-19 counties. These protocols are outlined in the Open Texas Checklists within the Governor's report beginning on page 20.
 
Essential services such as farmers and ranchers, grocery and drug stores, banks, and gas stations will continue to operate. Public swimming pools, bars, gyms, cosmetology salons, massage establishments, interactive amusement venues, such as bowling alleys and video arcades, and tattoo and piercing studios will remain closed through Phase I. Nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities must remain closed to visitors unless to provide critical assistance.
 
The Governor also established increased occupancy protocols for certain counties with five or fewer laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Those counties may, on an individualized basis, increase occupancy limits to up to 50% for restaurants, retail, shopping malls, museums and libraries, and movie theaters if they meet certain criteria. The county judge must certify and affirm to DSHS that the following standards have been investigated and confirmed to be met:
  1. The county had five or fewer COVID-19 laboratory confirmed cases on April 30, 2020 or, at a later date, five or fewer active COVID-19 cases as verified by DSHS.
  2. The county has created a list of testing opportunities in the county or the area.
  3. The county has been in contact with its designated regional advisory council to ensure the community is prepared for any needed health care transfers.
  4. The county has provided public notice to the residents of the county, including: Signs and symptoms of COVID-19: Recommended health and safety protocols in line with CDC guidance; Information regarding how residents can get tested in the area; A link to the DSHS website where residents can go to learn about community spread in nearby communities, in order to help county residents understand their risk to exposure if they travel regularly outside of the county.
  5. The county has contacted each of the following types of facilities located in the county to ensure they are complying with Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding COVID-19: Nursing homes; Assisted living facilities; Industrial, agricultural, or business facilities with a significant number of employees; and City or county jails.
  6. The county is equipped and prepared to protect vulnerable populations, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
  7. The county has documented procedures to be activated if a resident becomes COVID-19 positive, including procedures to take appropriate measures as necessary in line with the plan to open Texas.
  8. The county has contacted DSHS in order to create a plan to ensure contact tracing will occur within 48 hours of a positive test reported to DSHS.
 
Phase I will begin Friday May 1 and continue until at least May 18. The Governor will continue to evaluate next steps for the state.
 
The Governor's Report to Open Texas also outlines a long-term comprehensive mitigation plan for nursing homes in Texas. Eight recommendations have been developed by HHSC to help mitigate the further spread of COVID-19 and decrease the risk of infection in these facilities. A summary of the recommendations is below, and full recommendations are in the Governor's report beginning on page 9
  1. Quantify the extent of infection immediately 
  2. Establish a comprehensive mitigation plan 
  3. Re-evaluate current COVID-19 positive facilities 
  4. Appropriate isolation and placement of COVID-19 patients 
  5. Implement enhanced access controls 
  6. Enhance control of staff access 
  7. Effective notifications 
  8. Continue containment efforts 
 
During the press conference, the Governor also announced a new statewide testing and contact tracing program. Developed and implemented by DSHS, this program will help identify individuals who have contracted COVID-19 and those who may need to quarantine or be tested due to potential exposure. This phased implementation will allow Texans to box in the virus and slow, or even stop, further spread. Phase I of the tracing program has been completed, and Phase II begins today. Phase III begins May 11. More details about the contact tracing program are available in the Governor's Report to Open Texas beginning on page 16. 
 
Governor Abbott today also relaxed certain restrictions related to health care professionals and issued amended requirements related to hospital capacity. Under an Executive Order (GA-19) issued today:
  • All licensed health care professionals shall be limited in their practice by, and must comply with, any emergency rules promulgated by their respective licensing agencies dictating minimum standards for safe practice during the COVID-19 disaster.
  • Every hospital licensed under Chapter 241 of the Texas Health & Safety Code shall reserve at least 15% of its hospital capacity for treatment of COVID-19 patients, accounting for the range of clinical severity of COVID-19 patients, as determined by HHSC. 
 
Additionally, the Governor issued an Executive Order (GA-20) to eliminate the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for individuals traveling from Louisiana. Under GA-20, the mandated 14-day quarantine for travelers from the following areas remains in place: California; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan, and Miami, Florida. 
 
View Texans Helping Texans: The Governor's Report to Open Texas
 
View the Governor's Executive Orders issued today:
  • GA-18: Relating to the expanded reopening of services as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.
  • GA-19: Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster. 
GA-20: Relating to expanding travel without restrictions as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order, Implements Statewide Essential Services And Activities Protocols

Visit the Governors announcement page

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. The Governor’s Executive Order renews and amends his previous order enforcing federal social distancing guidelines for COVID-19, including closing schools and instructing Texans to avoid eating or drinking at bars and restaurants. The protocols allow exceptions for essential activities and services based on the Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. Examples of these essential services include healthcare, grocery stores, banking and financial services, utilities, child care for essential service employees, and government services. 

TDEM will maintain an online list of essential services specified in the Governor's Executive Order at www.tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices/. Other essential services may be added to this list with the approval of TDEM.

 

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1. Do you feel uncomfortable with our technicians coming on-site at your  location?
2. In the past 14 days, have you traveled from California, Washington State,  Massachusetts, or New York?
3. In the past 14 days, have you traveled from Mainland China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea?
4. In the past 14 days, have you been on a cruise or a crew ship?
5. Have you been in close contact with anyone, including members of your  immediate family, who have traveled to/from one of these domestic  locations, countries, or have been on a cruise or a crew ship?
6. In the past 14 days have you or anyone you know, had a fever, a cough,  shortness of breath, or any flu-like symptoms?

Our Protocol

From Colton to Everyone:

  • Protocol here is for hand sanitizer/water and soap on all vehicles with Lysol spray or wipes.
  • Also we wear gloves and face mask. We screen each call to verify that the home or business is verifying that we can come in.
  • Amarillo is at full operation since there is only shutdown on Restaurants, limited to drive up only.
  • Other business' are shut down at their own discretion.
  • All office personnel are screened for temperature and required to wash hand when reporting for work.

Guidance for businesses and employers from the Small Business Administration (SBA) 

SBA COVID-19 Web Site

Pay Check Protection Program

The Pay Check Protection Program is the part of the CARES Act that assists businesses in keeping their employees on the payroll during this uncertain and challenging environment stemming from COVID-19. Businesses can apply for a loan at any FDIC insured institution without credit restrictions or collateral, which can start to be submitted on April 3, 2020. You may find links to the application and instructions on how to fill it out at the links below:

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted Texas' Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance decision, which makes loans available to small businesses statewide to help alleviate economic strain caused by COVID-19. Eligible small businesses can visit the link below where they can directly apply for the assistance and explore all forms and details on SBA Disaster Loans.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply. Deadline to apply is December 21, 2020
Download the Fact sheet for Texas

Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. 

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

This Program originally expired on March 30, 2020. bit has been extended to March 13, 2021 See SBA Notice

Effective March 25, 2020, (announcement by publication of a notice in the Federal Register will follow), SBA expanded program eligibility to include small businesses nationwide adversely impacted under the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump on March 13, 2020 (“COVID-19 Emergency Declaration”). Because the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration covers all states, territories, and the District of Columbia, eligible small businesses under the EBL Pilot Program include small businesses located in any state, territory and the District of Columbia that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The notice also stated that all references to disasters in the EBL Pilot Program requirements will include the COVID-19 emergency. In the same notice, SBA extended the term of the EBL Pilot Program through March 13, 2021.

Terms

  • Up to $25,000
  • Fast turnaround
  • Will be repaid in full or in part by proceeds from the EIDL loan

Find an Express Bridge Loan Lender via SBA’s Lender Match Tool or by connecting with your local SBA District Office.

Stay at Home Orders 

Employee Letters 


if you are operating in an area that has imposed a stay at home order consider providing your employees with a letter. You may also want to give them a copy of the CISA Guidelines.

The Monitoring Association (TMA) Sample Letters: Any company using these samples must edit them for their own use and must perform their own internal review/due diligence after their edits and customization.

The following localities have issued orders:

Harris County and City of Houston:

  • https://www.readyharris.org/Stay-Home
  • All businesses operating within Harris County, except Essential Businesses as defined below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home).To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guidelines attached, including maintaining six-foot social distancing for both employees and the general public.
  • For purposes of this Order, “Essential Businesses” include:
    • Essential Critical Infrastructure.Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), provided that they carry out those services or that work in compliance with social distancing requirements of six feet to the extent possible. See NESA article DHS – CISA Specifies Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Dallas County (the City of Dallas is subject to this order and has not as of yet issued an individual one):

  • https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/judge-jenkins/covid-19/03242020-AmendedOrder-FINAL.pdf
  • All businesses operating within Dallas County, except Essential Businesses as defined in below in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the County. For clarity, businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home). To the greatest extent possible, all Essential Businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guidelines attached, including maintaining six feet social distancing for both employees and the general public.
  • For purposes of this Order, “Essential Businesses” means:
    • Essential Services Necessary to Maintain Essential Operations of Residences or Other Essential Businesses. …building cleaning, maintenance and security. … service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences and Essential Businesses. To the extent possible, services shall be provided in compliance with Social Distancing Guidelines
    • Essential Critical Infrastructure. Individuals may provide any services or perform any work necessary to offer, operate, maintain and repair, “Essential Critical Infrastructure.” Essential Critical Infrastructure is defined by the 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) See NESA article DHS – CISA Specifies Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers …Essential Businesses providing essential infrastructure should implement screening precautions to protect employees and all activity shall be performed in compliance with social distancing guidelines attached. 

City of Austin:

  • SECTION 2. Non-Essential Business and Operations Must Cease. All businesses or operations with a facility in the City of Austin, except Essential Businesses and Essential Government Functions as defined in Section 6 below, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within the City except Minimum Basic Operations as defined in Section 6 below. For clarity, businesses may also continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home).
  • All Essential Businesses Essential Government Service, and Critical Infrastructure. are strongly encouraged to remain open, especially those that provide the basic necessities for food, water, and shelter. To the greatest extent feasible, Essential Businesses shall comply with Social Distancing Requirements
  • This Order shall not be construed to hinder the ability of the industries identified in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency's ("CISA") Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Memorandum dated March 19,2020 (See NESA article DHS – CISA Specifies Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers) to continue their operation appropriately modified to account for CDC workforce and consumer protection guidance, and the list of industries identified on that memorandum is incorporated in this Order by reference.
  •  So the exceptions that cover us in the DHS Memo are included in the Austin Order by reference 

Travis County: 

  •  https://www.traviscountytx.gov/images/docs/200314-gathering-order.pdf
  •  SECTION 2. Non-Essential Business operations must cease. All businesses or operations with facilities in Travis County, except Essential Businesses as defined below, are required to cease all activities within the County except Minimum Basic Operations as defined below and operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home). All Essential Businesses, Essential Government Functions and services, and Critical Infrastructure are strongly encouraged to remain open and operate within the requirements of Exhibit B {Austin Travis County Health Authority Requirements and Recommendations} to the greatest extent feasible.
  • Essential Businesses. For the purposes of this Order, "Essential Businesses" means:
    • Critical Trades. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, pool cleaners, and other service providers only to the extent that services are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, essential activities, Essential Businesses, Essential Government Services, and Critical Infrastructure…See NESA article DHS – CISA Specifies Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

 City of San Antonio and Bexar County:  

 Tarrant County: 

 City of Fort Worth: 

 Collin County: 

  •  https://www.collincountytx.gov/public_information/news/Documents/20200324%20Chris%20Hill%20Executive%20Order%20FINAL.pdf 
  • All businesses and employers are hereby ordered to take actions necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to increase social distancing in the normal course of business activities, and to provide for a safe and healthy work environment.
  •  All businesses, jobs, and workers are essential to the financial health and well-being of our local economy and therefore are essential to the financial health and well-being of Collin County citizens. Persons who are employed need to stay employed. Persons who lack employment need to gain employment. Businesses that are able to remain open need to remain open 

Galveston County: 

Temporary changes to Fire Industry Licensing requirements

Governor Greg Abbott has approved waiving certain licensing requirements for the fire industry at the request of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). These measures will ensure services remain available during the state’s response to COVID-19.
 
These changes affect three types of licenses: fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and fire sprinklers. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office is unable to process new fireworks licenses at this time.
 
New licenses
Most testing and fingerprinting facilities are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but TDI will accept the certification options below in place of the required exam. These certifications can only be used to take the place of the test. You will still need to submit a paper license application.

  • Extinguishers: National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors certifications
  • Alarms: Electronic Security Association and National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies certifications
  • Sprinklers: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies certifications
 
Once business returns to normal, the State Fire Marshal’s Office will set a deadline to take the rules and statute exam at a testing facility. Failure to take this exam within the deadline will result in an invalid license. 
 
Applications are available online. Mail the application and proof of the certification you are using in place of the test to:
 
Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office
P.O. Box 149221
Austin, TX 78714-9221
License renewals
 
You can renew licenses online. If your license is set to expire in March or April, TDI will:
 
  • Extend the renewal deadline by two months.
  • Waive late fees
  • Extend the deadline to take the exam.

Local Fire Marshal Info

From Stephen Harper - STAA / Dispatch Center to Everyone:  02:18 PM
 
  • City of San Antonio – Development Services
    • Working remotely
    • Limited office hours
    • Available by telephone and by electronic mail
    • Face to face meetings will be conducted by appointment only
    • Bob Gobert
      • In-Office:
        • Tuesday:             12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
        • Wednesday:       8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        • Thursday:            12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      • Remote Work Site:
        • Monday:             8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
        • Tuesday:             8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        • Wednesday:       12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
        • Thursday:            8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        • Friday:                 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Guillermo Cipriano
      • In-Office:
        • Monday:             8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        • Wednesday:       8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        • Friday:                 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Remote Work Site:
        • Monday:             12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
        • Tuesday:             8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
        • Wednesday:       12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
        • Thursday:            8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
        • Friday:                 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Bexar County
    • Fire prevention inspections have been placed on hold
  • City of Leon Valley
    • Moved to online submittal process
    • MyPermitNow
    • Link available via City’s Planning and Zone Dept website
    • Plan reviews and inspections conducted as normal

Texas Comptroller’s office- Help is Available

These are challenging times for businesses all over the nation. The Texas Comptroller’s office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when there’s so much uncertainty. We’re thankful to those businesses that were able to remit state and local sales taxes they collected from customers in February on the March 20, 2020, due date.

We understand that virtually all of our taxpayers are doing their best to remain in compliance and be responsible in submitting the taxes they collected from their customers. With that in mind, our agency is here to offer assistance to those businesses that are struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes they collected in February.

For businesses that find themselves in this situation, our agency is offering assistance in the form of short-term payment agreements and, in most instances, waivers of penalties and interest.

We ask that you contact our Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880 to learn about your options for remaining in compliance and avoiding interest and late fees on taxes due.

In addition, we have a variety of online tools for businesses seeking assistance. See our COVID-19 emergency response webpage for access to online tools, tutorials and other resources for tax services, and to establish 24/7 online account access with Webfile.

We’re standing by to help Texas businesses during these difficult times.

Texas Workforce Commission

Here is a link with information regarding unemployment claims.: Speakers Office: Workforce Commission 



Consensus of Expert Recommendations 

In general, the experts are currently recommending
  • Practice good hygiene
    • Stop handshaking – use other noncontact methods of greeting
    • Clean hands at the door and schedule regular hand washing reminders by email
    • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes
    • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
    • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
  • Actively encouraging sick employees to stay home
  • Emphasizing staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
  • Preparing for possible increased numbers of employee absences due to illness in employees and their family members, dismissals of early childhood programs and K-12 schools due to high levels of absenteeism or illness:
    • Employers should plan to monitor and respond to absenteeism at the workplace. Implement plans to continue your essential business functions in case you experience higher than usual absenteeism.
    • Cross-train personnel to perform essential functions so that the workplace is able to operate even if key staff members are absent.
    • Assess your essential functions and the reliance that others and the community have on your services or products. Be prepared to change your business practices if needed to maintain critical operations (e.g., identify alternative suppliers, prioritize customers, or temporarily suspend some of your operations if needed).
  • Be careful with meetings and travel
    • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
    • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
    • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
    • Assess the risks of business travel
 
The Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of loan resources for small businesses to utilize when operating their business. For more information on loans or how to connect with a lender, visit: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans. Also check the Regional office for more info - https://www.sba.gov/offices/regional/vi

Available Resources

 

We have identified several sources of factual information to help you stay informed and deal with the Coronavirus.
  • Texas Department of Health -https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/ - Includes info on 
    • Incudes Texas Case Counts
    • What to Do If You Are Sick
    • COVID-19 Testing
    • Prevention of COVID-19
    • How COVID-19 Spreads