UPDATED 6/25/2020 AT 12:40 PM
In this unprecedented time, the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce is working to provide accurate and up-to-date materials to members and will continue to update this page with additional resources.
Under the direction of Governor Abbott, with the advice of the Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, and Texas Comptroller:
The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.
Payment Protection Program Still Has Funding
The Paycheck Protection Program, a federal relief program intended to provide small businesses with forgivable loans to keep workers employed during the COVID-19 crisis still has funds available.
The program ran out of the initial $349 billion the federal government earmarked for it in just 13 days. The CARES Act, also known as the Phase 3 relief bill, added an additional $310 billion.
Smaller businesses have a better chance at receiving funds in this second round of funding. The new bill provides $30 billion specifically for community lenders, small banks and credit unions. An additional $30 billion will be allocated for medium-sized banks and credit unions.
The Paycheck Protection Program is intended to provide up to $10 million in loans per small business. It could play a crucial role in keeping businesses afloat while the economy is nearly shut down during the pandemic.
It is estimated that more than $100 million in PPP funding went through Arlington Banks to Greater Arlington area businesses.
An update on the PPP Loan HERE.
- City of Arlington | Coronavirus Updates
- Tarrant County | Coronavirus
- MHMR Tarrant County | Coronavirus Updates
- Texas Health and Human Services | Communication Tools
- The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
- OSHA's Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Coronavirus
Tarrant County | Coronavirus Hotline 817-248-6299
Commissioner Devan Allen | 817-248-6099 or Commissionerprecinct2@tarrantcounty.com
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If your company offers resources that would be of help to others, share them with us. Video trainings, blogs, PDFs, etc.
We've revamped this page just for COVID-19 era business updates. You can share news of change in hours, services provided, etc.
Special offerings for other Chamber members that can be customized to this unpredictable time.
We are revamping our community calendar to include tele-town halls, webinars, Facebook Live events, etc.
Tarrant County Executive Order June 25
In response to a 32% increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks, Tarrant County announced a face mask ordinance that goes into effect at 6 PM, Friday, and will run through 6 AM, August, 3rd. Facemasks will be required in all Tarrant County businesses and at outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people. It will be up to the cities to enforce the new order. Businesses that don’t comply could face a fine of up to $1000.
City of Arlington's article HERE.
The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce has postponed all major events and monthly networking events through Friday, May 29. For councils and committees, we will do our best to hold virtual meetings. The Chamber staff is working full-time and is here to support you whether we are working from home or the office.