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    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    IMPORTANT UPDATES There are quite a few updates from over the weekend. Continue to get the most up-to-date information from our COVID-19 News You Can Use newsletter. Please be informed. Please make sure it comes from a reputable source.FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESS July jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was stronger than expected. Jobs increased 1.8 million in July. Analysts ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Political
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    Governor Abbott Extends State Disaster Declaration For COVID-19AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today extended his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a variety of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.   "Renewing this ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, August 06, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATESDiscover the latest information, guidance and insights into the current state of our community with combating the COVID-19 pandemic right here. We will continue to provide you with this relevant information from reputable sources. FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESSThe US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll gives great ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 05, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s (TDEM) Warehouse in San Antonio where he provided an update on the state’s distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Texas school districts for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Governor noted that the state will continue to purchase and distribute PPE to schools at no cost to the school ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Healthcare & Wellness, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 05, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Trump has extended federal funding for the Texas National Guard's mission to help combat COVID-19 in communities across the state. This extension of the Texas National Guard will be fully funded by the federal government through the end of 2020. Governor Abbott issued the following statement:   "The Texas National Guard plays a vital ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  As is often the case, there are several updates since the last COVID-19 News You Can Use newsletter from Thursday. Please continue to trust the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce to bring you important information through these newsletters. View the source material and stay informed.   FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESS  The US Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 31, 2020
    Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Chairman Taylor, Chairman Huberty Release Statement On School Re-Openings AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor, and House Education Chairman Dan Huberty released the following statement on school re-openings this fall:   "The Texas Education Agency’s ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  We continue to bring you updated information on the impact this pandemic has on small businesses and our community. There is a poll that MetLife and the US Chamber of Commerce send out and update monthly, and the results of that poll are inside today’s newsletter. We also have information about the updates on Congress trying to pass another ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    July 28, 2020 (Williamson County, TX – Williamson County will no longer be issuing press releases giving ages and genders of residents who die due to COVID-19 as reported by the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD). The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is now using death certificates, instead of local health district reports, to count COVID-19 fatalities. This ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Healthcare & Wellness
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students in grades 5 and 8 has been waived for the upcoming school year. Typically, school systems must take into account a student’s score on the STAAR test to determine whether the student can be promoted to the next grade level. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Education
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    Governor Abbott, TMD Announce Texas National Guard Partnership With Active Duty, Reservists In Support Of COVID-19 Response AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Military Department (TMD) today announced Joint Task Force Texas, a newly formed partnership between the Texas National Guard and Active Duty and Reservists to strengthen COVID-19 response efforts in Texas. More than 1,200 service ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal authority to extend certifications by six months for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients whose benefits are up for renewal in July and August. HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to also waive interview ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week. Under this proclamation, early voting by personal appearance will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and continue through Friday, October 30, 2020. The proclamation also expands the period in which marked mail-in ballots may be delivered in person to the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Political
    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  There continue to be changes and updates with regard to many different things related to COVID-19. We have updates from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a new survey from the University of Michigan which shows a slight dip in consumer confidence compared to June, but still better than it was in April and May of this year. We have updates in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    Governor Abbott Announces Additional $118 Million In Federal Funding To Support Texas Higher Education AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the State of Texas will allocate an additional $118 million in federal funding to support higher education in Texas, including $93 million to help students continue or restart their progress toward earning a post-secondary credential or ...read more
    Categories: Education, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    Public Information Office Media Release       Williamson County Commissioners Approve Wilco Forward Phase III Service Agreements    July 21, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – Today, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved agreements for Wilco Forward Phase III to provide rent and utility assistance to residents that are in need through partnerships with local non-profits. Terms ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    AUSTIN - The Office Of The Governor and Francisco Cigarroa, MD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio today released a new Spanish-language public service announcement (PSA) urging Texans to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. In the PSA, Dr. Cigarroa encourages Texans to follow simple steps to protect themselves and others: wearing a mask, regular hand ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  There have been a lot of updates over the last five days. Be sure to get information from a source you trust. We have federal, state and local updates all in one spot. Much of the information given has a link to the primary source. Be sure to stay informed!  FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESS  Congress returns this week and is expected to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    Citizens National Bank is seeking a full-time teller for a position in our Cedar Park bank.Interested applicants may apply online at:https://www.cnbanktexas.com/about-us/careers.html Citizens National Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender  
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    OWBC Providing COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Georgetown, Texas, June 21, 2020 – OWBC’s Community Services program is offering three types of assistance for community members in need. Most notably is the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance, developed to assist those who have been impacted by COVID-19. The Community Services programs typically include the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 16, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Department of Defense (DOD) will surge resources to the Rio Grande Valley to help combat COVID-19. The DOD will send a U.S. Army Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force (UAMTF) to provide medical and support professionals needed in Rio Grande Valley hospitals.   Additionally, the Texas Division of Emergency Management is coordinating with ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    July 14, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – Williamson County’s Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program issued 3,662 checks for a total of more than $34.2 million. The financial boost helped thousands of small businesses that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.     The County’s Auditor’s Office received a total of 4,194 applications from May 6, to June 30. A majority of the 466 applications ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  We begin another week with a lot of information to help your business. Information includes some of the responses we have seen coming from the Governor’s Office in recent days. The State of Texas is asking for supplies and personnel to help combat COVID-19.   FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESS  Unemployment claims remain stubbornly high ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Governor Abbott Announces Additional Department Of Defense Resources To Mitigate COVID-19 AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has activated additional U.S. Army Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces (UAMTF) to assist the state's efforts to combat COVID-19. At the Governor's request and as part of a whole-of-nation approach, one UAMTF arrived in San ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 13, 2020
    AUSTN – Governor Greg Abbott has been working with Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Trump Administration to ensure the medical needs of Texans will be met as the State responds to COVID-19. He announced tonight that additional federal resources have been activated and are being sent to the Houston region to combat COVID-19.   The additional resources include an Urban Area Medical ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Monday, July 13, 2020
    July 10, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) -- A sample of mosquitoes collected from a trap near the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park located in area of FM 1431 and CR 175 has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The testing is part of the Williamson County and Cities Health District’s (WCCHD) mosquito management program. The sample was collected on July 9, 2020, and the positive test was ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness
    Monday, July 13, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.    "Extending this Disaster Declaration helps ensure that ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release