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COVID-19 Resource Guide

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Guide

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Below is a Resource List on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) geared towards businesses to assist you during these uncertain times. Included are links to the Center for Disease (CDC), Small Business administration (SBA) and updates on the COVID-19 cases just to name a few. Check back often for the latest updated information.

Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas Report

We have shown that Texas can continue our efforts to contain COVID-19 while also adhering to safe standards that will allow us to begin the process of opening this great state.

The Strike Force to Open Texas brings together nationally recognized medical experts with public- and private-sector business leaders to help achieve this mission.

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Medical Questions

If you have symptoms or medical questions, please call the Ascension COVID-19 Medical Hotline at 833-978-0649.

If you have symptoms that place you in the medium to high risk category they will try to return your call within the hour.

If you are a low risk caller they will return your call within 24 hours.

General Information

QUESTIONS? Bastrop County COVID-19 Hotline- Information regarding COVID-19 for Bastrop County citizens.

Call 512-303-4300.

Open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Three-Step Business Loan Plan

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.

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Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

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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.

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Updated Count of COVID-19 Cases in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services is tracking cases of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. DSHS will update the state case count each day by noon Central Time. Numbers are current as of 8 p.m. the day before reporting.

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Family First Coronavirus Response Act

The Senate will soon vote on the Families Fist Coronavirus Response Act to help Americans deal with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Sen. Cornyn spoke about his support for the bill on the Senate floor, and below is a summary of its positive impact on Texas.

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COVID-19 Resources Job Seekers

If you have been impacted by COVID-19, locate information and resources for employers seeking workers or as a jobseeker seeking employment or other support services.

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Have questions regarding COVID-19 and your business?

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The Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

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The aging population, ages 65 and older, is one of the most vulnerable demographic groups in the United States. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic puts seniors and their mental health at significant risk.

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Use this page to figure out how much of your PPP loan will be forgiven. As a reminder, we're still waiting on final guidance and regulations from the SBA on Loan Forgiveness.

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Additional Resources