COVID-19 - What You Need to Know TODAY April 13, 2020April 13, 2020
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The Cedar Park Business Assistance Program is beginning its first full week of accepting applications. We have had many come in since its passage on Thursday evening by the Cedar Park Type A Economic Development Board, Cedar Park City Council and Cedar Park Chamber Board. We will continue to accept applications through this pandemic or until funds run out. To find out more, please CLICK HERE.
FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESS
Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released COVID-19 “At a Glance” numbers. The numbers show that U.S. cases in 55 reporting jurisdictions (including Washing D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands) there were a total of 525,704 confirmed and presumptive positive COVID-19 Cases, and 20,486 total deaths.
The Austin American Statesman reported Governor Abbott will provide executive orders talking about reopening businesses in Texas sometime this week. The Governor continued stating it will be based on federal guidance. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick also spoke on Texas businesses adding, “we wouldn’t open everything immediately, but it will be done in phases… barring any unforeseen big spikes.”
WILLIAMSON COUNTY UPDATES
Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) announced new positive COVID-19 Cases in Williamson County on Sunday, bringing the total in the county to 117 (since the beginning of the testing). So far, 61 people have recovered in Williamson County, and there have been four deaths due to this virus.
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) EMERGENCY LOANS
The Cedar Park Small Business Assistance Program is designed to help our local small businesses during these uncertain economic times. The Cedar Park Chamber and City of Cedar Park have partnered on a robust program. CEDAR PARK SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CLICK HERE!
To learn more about SBA Loans - The U.S. Chamber has several guides available to you to help guide you through the decision-making process of your next steps. Please take a moment to look these over as you continue to make these tough decisions. All of these links and many more are available on the Chamber Website.
U.S. Chamber Guide to the SBA’s Economic Injury and Disaster Loan
We have started our fourth full week within the Stay Home Stay Safe order within Williamson County. While people are still adjusting to this new norm, please be sure to continue to obey the spirit of this order. It is still important to utilize social distancing measures as much as possible. Be sure you continue to pay attention to factual news and go directly to the source. We continue to live in an information hungry state, and it is important to be properly informed.
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