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    Thursday, July 09, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  Some updates about the surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas, as well as some information you can use at your business are available below. Printable signage for your business, updates on graduation ceremonies, updates on the 2020-2021 school year and much more. Please stay informed and know where this information is coming from. Many (if not all) ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, July 09, 2020
    Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation Expanding Hospital Capacity In 11 Trauma Service Areas AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located within 11 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) in Texas. Previously, Governor Abbott suspended elective surgeries at hospitals in the counties of Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Healthcare & Wellness
    Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  Today’s COVID-19 News You Can Use newsletter is filled with new information including Governor Abbotts Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering in public spaces. We also have a great deal of updated information for Williamson County and Leander ISD. Be sure to look through today’s articles.   FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 06, 2020
     Workforce Wednesdays Virtual Hiring Events to Be Held Each Week in the Rural Capital Area to Connect Central Texans to Careers Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area has launched a new Workforce Wednesdays Virtual Career Expo campaign within the nine-county Rural Capital Area of central Texas, to connect employers and job seekers at weekly online hiring events. “We are proud to continue to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 06, 2020
    Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings Releases Video Message Urging Texans To Protect Themselves And Their Loved Ones From COVID-19   AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Healthcare & Wellness, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 06, 2020
    July 2, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Military Department are coordinating free COVID-19 testing sites next week in the cities of Hutto, Jarrell, and Taylor. The City of Liberty Hill is rescheduling their COVID-19 testing for a different date in the future. In ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness
    Thursday, July 02, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  Today’s COVID-19 News You Can Use newsletter has a lot of important updates and updated information. Most of these updates from federal, state and local sources have one common theme – be responsible and follow healthcare guidelines on ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To view these recommendations, please read the articles ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $9 Million for Nursing Facility Infection Control Projects to Prevent COVID-19 AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced $9 million in federal funding for nursing facilities to implement infection control projects to protect residents and staff from the spread of COVID-19. Starting July 1, nursing ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  Williamson County Mayors are issuing orders to require masks at businesses. Each community’s mask order may be a little different – be sure you know what the requirement is. Some penalties could be individual and not on the businesses.   The mayors of Cedar Park, Georgetown, Taylor and Hutto have all issued orders on Monday requiring that ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    Mayor issues emergency order requiring face coverings Cedar Park businesses and non-profits must require employees and visitors to wear a face covering while inside   Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale has issued an Emergency Order requiring all commercial entities and non-profits (other than churches and places of worship) to require face coverings.  The Order requires that every person ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Healthcare & Wellness, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    June 30, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Military Department, will be hosting free COVID-19 testing in the cities of Hutto, Jarrell, and Liberty Hill.     Testing locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following dates ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness, Press Release
    Monday, June 29, 2020
    Governor Abbott Secures Extension Of Federally-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites In Texas AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted his request to extend operations of Community Based Testing Sites across Texas. The federal government will maintain support for the program while surging resources to Dallas and Houston in order to support testing needs ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, June 29, 2020
    Limits Certain Businesses And Services With Link To Infections   AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have increased and the positivity rate in Texas ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  We continue to bring you updates during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hopefully you received our special bulletin yesterday with regard to the uptick in positive cases and the uptick in the rate of infection. The Governor has mentioned the rate of infection and the lower availability of COVID-19 held hospital beds (currently Williamson County has 28% ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    Governor Abbott, TDEM To Provide Free Masks To All Texans Who Are Tested At State-Run COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department, will begin distributing 3-ply surgical masks to every Texan who undergoes COVID-19 testing at state-run mobile test collection ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the State of Texas will pause any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Businesses that are permitted to open under the previous phases can continue to operate at the designated occupancy levels and under the minimum standard health protocols provided by the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Expanding Hospital Capacity Order Suspends Elective Surgeries in Four Texas Counties   AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Governor’s order suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, ...read more
    Categories: Healthcare & Wellness, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    Governor Abbott Expands Local Authority On Outdoor Gatherings, Directs HHSC To Enact Emergency Rules To Increase Safety At Child Care Centers AUSTIN – As COVID-19 cases rise in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has expanded the ability of mayors and county judges to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of over 100 people. Previously, this applied only to outdoor gatherings over 500 people. The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Healthcare & Wellness
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    June 23, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – Williamson County’s Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program has issued more than $31.6 million out of the $35 million allocated to assist local small businesses affected by COVID-19.     “The Williamson County approach has been to utilize the CARES Act funds received from the federal government to make an immediate and positive impact in the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    Office Of The Governor, UT Southwestern Medical Center Release New Spanish-Language COVID-19 PSA AUSTIN - The Office of the Governor and UT Southwestern Medical Center today released a new Spanish-language public service announcement (PSA) on how Texans can protect themselves and others from COVID-19. In the PSA, Amneris Luque, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and ...read more
    Categories: Healthcare & Wellness, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on Texas' continued response to COVID-19. The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent weeks—including increasing enforcement of health and safety regulations, rapidly increasing testing in hot spots, and working with hospitals throughout the state to ensure they have the ability to ...read more
    Categories: Healthcare & Wellness, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATESThere have been many important updates since our last newsletter. One of the most important below is from yesterday’s press conference with Governor Abbott. The Governor said, “COVID-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in the State of Texas, and it must be corralled.” The Governor mentioned several different strategies that need to be used ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, June 19, 2020
    June 18, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – Williamson County’s Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program has issued more than $30.4 million out of the $35 million allocated to assist local small businesses affected by COVID-19.     The Williamson County Auditor’s office has approved 3,123 applications as of Tuesday, June 16. The average grant is $9,736.35. The staff ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Economic
    Thursday, June 18, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS    IMPORTANT UPDATES  Today’s newsletter has a lot of information that will be useful for you and your business. Please be sure to look through this newsletter to find helpful links and articles that will help you continue to move through these ever-changing times.   FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESS  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce published an updated version ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas (UT) System John Zerwas, MD, today provided an update on Texas' hospital capacity. The Governor noted that despite an uptick in positive cases, there continues to be abundant hospital capacity. Governor Abbott also urged all Texans to continue to do their part to mitigate the spread of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILSIMPORTANT UPDATES This is our first week to offer our newsletter on Tuesday and Thursday. While this new format will have much of the same information you would normally get in the daily newsletter, we are trying to make sure it is relevant and that it will continue to help you guide your business through these uncertain times. In today’s newsletter we have new ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas (UT) System John Zerwas, MD, will provide an update on Texas' hospital capacity on Tuesday, June 16th at 1:00 PM.  The Governor and Doctor Zerwas will be joined by Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, and Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 12, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  Today is #62 of the daily COVID-19 New You Can Use Newsletter. We will continue to bring you important information, but we are reducing the number of newsletters you will be receiving. We will be sending this newsletter to you on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the foreseeable future.   We always knew this newsletter was meant to bring you current ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Thursday, June 11, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS IMPORTANT UPDATES Important information in today’s newsletter. Be sure to understand the current uptick in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases in Texas. There are many factors that have caused this rise in positive cases in our communities, be sure you are not contributing to the spread. Learn more below.FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESS The U.S. is now reporting ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, June 11, 2020
    Williamson County’s Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program Issues More Than $28.5 Million in Grants      June 10, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program has issued 2,891 grants as of Monday, June 8, totaling more than $28.5 million.     “Giving back to our local small businesses, as we all face the burdens caused by the COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATESTODAY at 9am, the Cedar Park Chamber will co-host the State of the District along with LEEF, Leander Chamber of Commerce and the West Austin Chamber of Commerce. We are truly looking forward to an update from Dr. Gearing and to learn what next semester will look like for LISD. FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESSThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce released ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS   IMPORTANT UPDATES  There are continuous updates and recommendations as we continue to open our lives back up. The CDC just recommended some new guidance – take a moment to make sure you are doing everything you can to be safe and slow the spread. Information is below.   It is also important to take personal responsibility. You are the best advocate to slow the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release