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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

COVID-19 Resources for your Business

In the most uncertain of times, the Greater Houston Black Chamber is committed to ensuring that you have the most credible information possible. Use these official resources for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Coronavirus Testing

Public Health Updates

World Health Organization (WHO)

www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Federal Government

State

County

Harris County

  • Ask-My-Nurse – Call line for everyday clinical-related questions
  • (713) 634-1110 – 9AM – 7PM

Fort Bend County

City

  • Watch Houston Television (HTV) – City of Houston’s Municipal Channel For Relevant Information and Press Conferences
  • https://www.houstontx.gov/htv/

Disaster Resilience Resources:

Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury because of the Coronavirus. This includes both for profit and non-profit organizations. To apply online, please visit the SBA website at www.sba.gov

Hello Alice: COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant

City of Houston: Essential Business Exemption Application 

LiftFund: Disaster Relief 2020 Loan

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)

Restaurant Industry

Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund

The Texas Restaurant Association Relief Fund – FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

The Lee Initiative’s Restaurant Workers Relief Program

Artists

U.S Department of Labor has announced new guidance outlining flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance programs to assist those affected by the current outbreak of COVID-19.

The new guidelines mean that artists and performers affected by the outbreak may be eligible for what’s called Disaster Unemployment Assitance (DUA), which provides unemployment benefits for individuals as a direct result of COVID-19.

Texas Workforce Commission

Please visit the Texas Workforce Commission website for more information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

Helpful Articles

Governor Abbott Requests Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From U.S. Small Business Administration
OSHA Guidelines Regarding COVID-19
Why Staying Home Saves Lives – A story from various health experts. (USA Today_
Five resources that can help small businesses navigate during this time. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

Job Opportunities

Amazon

Fiesta

H-E-B and Joe V’s Smart Shop

Randalls

Chamber Chat Webinar Series 

Tune in online each Tuesday & Thursday for Chamber Chat, where you’ll learn the latest business strategies, tips and expert advice to help your business stay healthy during this COVID-19 crisis.