Business Resources/Tools (Communication kits, travel notices, etc.)

Find shareable resources, social media assets and guidance for members, employees, and customers.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain public employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Each covered employer must post in a conspicuous place on its premises a notice of FFCRA requirements. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States.

5 Ways to Manage Small Business Coronavirus Concerns When Employees Can't Work From Home

Businesses across the U.S. and the world have swiftly changed their policies to deal with the coronavirus crisis, with major corporations including Google, Facebook and Microsoft recommending or mandating remote work. While these actions have garnered many headlines, less digital ink has been spilled about the many employees who can’t work from home.

Coronavirus Response Toolkit

The U.S. Chamber has compiled CDC’s coronavirus recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. We continue to encourage American businesses to follow data-based guidance from the CDC and state and local officials. 

Communications Tool Kit

These communication tools are available to print and share in helping prevent the spread of COVID‑19.

HR Resources

Communicable diseases like coronavirus and the respiratory illness it causes, COVID-19, can bring a busy workforce to a standstill. Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their workers and customers, and part of that duty of care is to do your part to prevent and respond to infectious diseases in the community.

Small Business Guide

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. CO— is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time.

Creating an Emergency Work-From Home Policy

As the coronavirus incites fear and anxiety across the nation, major companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are making headlines for encouraging employees to work from home due to concerns about the virus spreading. With the number of coronavirus cases on the rise, it’s wise for businesses of all sizes to consider creating an emergency work-from-home policy to ensure that workers can still get their jobs done if telecommuting becomes the safest option.

COVID-19 and the Workplace

The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

COVID-19 NEWS | 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.

COVID-19 Webinar for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

SBA PowerPoint webinar in regards to the Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Some information includes:

• The EIDL - They have a lot of documentation that is needed and a list can be found as well as the application to apply.

• This is only for people who have been denied by a lender or do not meet lender qualifications.

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