Check the Status of Your Economic Impact Payment: click HERE to use the Treasury Department’s “Get My Payment” tool to find information on your payment.
Prevention Tips from the CDC:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap
and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom;
before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Texas Health and Human Services Updates
- Latest Outbreak Updates
- What You Should Know
- Travel Information
- The President’s Guidelines on 15 Days to Slow the Spread
- Dallas: 972-692-2780
- Denton: 940-349-2585
- Tarrant: 817-248-6299
- State of Texas COVID-19 Information: 211
Stay up-to-date with the latest information by following these organizations on Twitter:
- Texas Emergency Management
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Small Business Owners
1) On March 27th, President Trump signed the CARES Act. Part of that legislation created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loans to struggling businesses, non-profits, and other entities through the Small Business Administration. Those loans are also eligible for forgiveness when used for the certain purposes, including payroll, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities. More information about PPP loans can be found here. Technical FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program Loans can be found HERE.
2) The Small Business Administration is also offering low-interest federal disaster loans in Texas for small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At the request of Gov. Abbott, the entire state of Texas has been included in the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Declaration, which allows qualifying businesses to apply for long-term, low-interest loans through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Additional details about loan eligibility are available from the SBA here.
For Business Owners: the Treasury Department’s Technical FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program Loans can be found HERE.
- Information on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans
- PPP Loans FAQs
- Technical FAQs on the PPP Loans
- List of SBA Lenders for PPP Loans (Page 29 – Arranged by City)
- How to Calculate PPP Loan Amounts
- SBA Small Business Guidance and Resources Page
- Areas eligible for SBA disaster loans
- Apply for a loan with SBA
- Resources for Texas Employers
- Survey for Manufacturers – Mobilizing to Respond to COVID-19
Health Care Professionals
The CDC offers guidance on eligibility for obtaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is working hard to protect and care for veterans. Resources specifically available to veterans can be found here.
Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department
and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
Further testing guidelines are available from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services here.