Prepare but don’t panic: COVID-19

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce CARES Act and EIDL Loan Information

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Greater Houston Partnership Resources on COVID-19

Houston Coronavirus Resources

In late January 2020 the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19, prompting an array of travel restrictions and business disruptions around the globe. More than 100,000 cases have been confirmed across the United States and there are currently hundreds of confirmed cases in the Houston region.

The World Health Organization on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


On 31 December 2019, WHO was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. WHO is closely monitoring this event and is in active communication with counterparts in China.

The Texas Department of State Health Services on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

A new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recently detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness. The 2019-nCoV outbreak began in December 2019, and Chinese health officials have reported thousands of 2019‑nCoV infections in China, including some that resulted in death.

The Texas Medical Center on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: A Texas Medical Center continuing update – TMC News

UPDATE | April 2, 2020, 3:45 p.m.: The disease peak in Houston is estimated to hit in another month around May 2 “based on the medical professionals’ opinions … somewhere in the first part of May,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said during a Thursday afternoon news conference.

Coronavirus Dashboard

Live coronavirus dashboard tracker. See data, maps, social media trends, and learn about prevention measures.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce on COVID-19 Outbreak

SCORE Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub

Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub

For many small businesses, financial support during the outbreak is critical. Loans, lines of credit, credit cards, crowdfunding and more can provide the funding needed. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides Economic Injury Disaster loans that offer small businesses up to $2 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Governors Office Resources on COVID-19


The state of Texas is strong; our people, resilient. As we have seen in years past, when tested by fire, flood, or hurricane, Texans respond with resilience and calm resolve. And just as we overcame those challenges, we will overcome this one. When neighbors help neighbors, our resilience is redoubled.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Stay Home Work Safe Order

Harris County Public Health COVID Case Tracker

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Texas Workforce Commission Resources

Shared Work

Log on to Employer Benefits Services ( EBS) to submit your Shared Work Plan online. EBS online is fast, easy, secure, and available 24/7.

The SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

Homeland Security Cyber Infrastructure ‘s Critical Infrastructure Identities during COVID-19 Outbreak

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Houston Methodist Hospital on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease | Houston Methodist

The new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation, and we’re prepared for any potential cases that may arise in the Houston area. We want you to be prepared, too. Here are answers to questions you may have about COVID-19.

The Occupational and Safety Health Act Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19