COVID-19 Helpful Links & Updates

MARCH 10, 2021

Beginning tomorrow, March 10, all Texas businesses and facilities are allowed to operate at 100% capacity, in accordance with Governor Abbott's Executive Order 34. The order also lifts the statewide mask mandate.


The order does not preclude businesses from operating at a lessened capacity or requiring the wearing of face coverings by its employees or customers at their own discretion.

The Texas Workforce Commission is hosting a FREE Virtual Town Hall tomorrow with employment law experts to discuss the Executive Order.


CLICK HERE to watch.


MARCH 2, 2021


Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.


This executive order rescinds most of the Governor's earlier executive orders related to COVID-19. Effective next Wednesday, all businesses of any type may open to 100% capacity. Additionally, this order ends the statewide mask mandate in Texas. Businesses may still limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion. 


If COVID-19 hospitalizations in any of the 22 hospital regions in Texas get above 15% of the hospital bed capacity in that region for seven straight days, a County Judge in that region may use COVID-19 mitigation strategies. However, County Judges may not impose jail time for not following COVID-19 orders nor may any penalties be imposed for failing to wear a face mask. If restrictions are imposed at a County level, those restrictions may not include reducing capacity to less than 50% for any type of entity.

View Executive Order 34

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

Through our free rapid COVID testing program for Chamber member businesses, we are often asked what to do once an employee tests COVID positive. It is important to have proper HR protocols and this article offers some great reminders.


JANUARY 28, 2021

As part of the CARES Act passed by Congress last spring, important changes were made to the treatment of business net operating losses, including possible tax refunds. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTICLE

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