• COVID-19 - What You Need to Know TODAY April 15, 2020

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    April 15, 2020

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    IMPORTANT UPDATES
     
     

    The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce and the City of Cedar Park’s Small Business Assistance Program continues to receive a great many applications. We will continue to receive those applications, but we do encourage you to send them in as soon as you can. The Task Force assigned to go over those applications will be looking at them soon, and we want your name to be in there for consideration. Please be sure to visit the Chamber or City website.  

     

    FEDERAL & STATE UPDATES FOR BUSINESS 
     

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has great guidelines on what you can continue to do to keep your business safe during this COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. Some of the guidelines include what you can do as an employer in the interim while your business may not be running at full capacity, how to prepare your business and employees, cleaning and disinfecting recommendations as well as other industry specific factsheets. For a complete list, visit the CDC Website.   
     

    TODAY, Governor Abbott will host a Small Business Webinar from 1-2pm. You will be able to connect with local experts on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) recovery resources and loan information for small businesses. Register here! 
     

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY UPDATES 
     

    Williamson County continues to have good resources as well for your small business. You can get information on how Governor Abbott’s updated order effects Williamson County, make a request to see if you are an Essential Business and many other questions can get answered here. If you want to learn more from Williamson County, all you have to do is CLICK HERE. 

     

    CITY OF CEDAR PARK 
     

    While this isn’t business related, I believe this is family related which will help you be able to focus on your business (so it kind of works). Have you seen the link below about the Cedar Park Public Library? They have put together some great resources for not only you and your business, but for families. Some of the resources you can find on the Cedar Park Public Library Website include information on domestic and sexual abuse, financial resources, food assistance, legal resources and technology.  
     

    For the parents out there, they also have a wide variety of things for your children to look through. Some of the links take them to zoo and animal webcams, audio visual entertainment, book and story times, education and exercise. They also have Virtual Field Trips and Museum Tours. Be sure to check it out! 

     

    LEANDER ISD 
     

    A new update from Leander ISD states that they will Extend Chromebook Distribution for Elementary Students. They will offer an extended distribution to students in grades PreK – 5th Grade who have limited or no access to a device at their homes. 

    If you have an LISD student in your family and he or she needs a device, please visit LISD on Wednesday or Thursday (April 15 or April 16) from 3:30 – 6pm. Devices are available for all elementary students.  

    • Wednesday, April 15th | Winkley Elementary (2100 Pow Wow, Leander) 

    • Thursday, April 16th | Ronald Reagan Elementary (1700 E Park, Cedar Park) 

     

    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 

     

    IN CLOSING 
     

    I want to remind you to check-in on somebody today. Whether it is a family member, friend or co-worker, just check-in on them today. This is a time where even the most introverted of us may need to be looked in on. If you or somebody you know needs to talk to somebody with a little more experience, there are free and reduced mental health services available during this time. To find some local 24/7 counseling lines CLICK HERE. 
     

    You can forward this newsletter to anybody you think would find value in this. They can sign up for the daily newsletter as well on our website. Please know we are here to help you. We are YOUR business advocate. Stay safe and let us know how we can help!