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COVID-19 Resources

Our community is united. The Terrell Chamber continues to serve as the advocate for local businesses and a champion for a stronger Terrell. Please reach out to share your input and ideas as we work to serve you and other businesses in our community.

Have a document or link to add to this page? Please send it to talana@terrelltexas.com.

Take the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. This is a very important step on behalf of the Terrell Chamber of Commerce to understand how to represent business needs with local, state, and federal officials today and over the next few weeks.

State, County & Local Latest Actions

Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, extends social distancing measures through April 30; closes schools until May 4.

Kaufman County Issues Shelter In Place Order, effective 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, 3/25/2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, 4/8/2020.

Terrell City Council passed Resolution 964, which extends the state of disaster for the City, adopts the Kaufman County Shelter-In-Place Order, gives the City Manager authority to make determinations on "essential businesses", and enforces daily purchasing quantity limits. You can read the resolution here. 

Funding and Loan Assistance

CARES Act & Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

On March 27, the federal CARES Act was signed into law, providing over $2.2 trillion in federal stimulus spending to aid the U.S. economy. One of the most important aspects is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Read the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's guide on CARES Act and PPP for Small Businesses.

Read Texas Hotel & Lodging Association's breakdown of the PPP.

How to Apply: these loans will be available the SBA-approved private lenders. Banks are still getting the program up and running so check with your local bank to see if they have the program in place. Banks that are already approved SBA lenders may be quicker to get the loan program in place.

SBA Texas' Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Loan Application

On 3/20/2020, Governor Abbott announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now granted Texas’ Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance declaration, making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Next Steps: Small businesses who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should visit the SBA’s website where they can directly apply for assistance. The online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about loan eligibility.

The SBA Houston District Office will host daily webinars between March 30 - April 3 to provide the latest information to help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus. They will give information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing and applying for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Sessions will allow for chat Q&A. Learn more and register for a webinar.

Legislation

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Social Media Groups

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Employee/HR References

References:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
SCORE
  • SCORE has chapters throughout Texas and provides in-person and virtual counseling and mentorship. They have also published resources and information to support small business, including: 
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