COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Unemployed

We understand this is a difficult time for you and the business you work for. To help, we have compiled resources that provide information on best practices, contingency planning, workplace cleanliness, and federal loans for small businesses struggling during this time. We also have a link for those who are recently unemployed, the Texas Workforce Commission is encouraging employers to research the Shared Work Program before laying off employees if hours need to be reduced. 

Finally we have a less than five minute survey below for business owners and managers to help us better understand the impact of COVID-19 and what our City needs to do to help. We plan to keep this page updated as more resources become available. We are wishing the best for you and your family, stay safe.

The Comptroller is offering short term payment agreements and penalty/interest waivers of sales tax remission.
https://comptroller.texas.gov/about/emergency/

Link from Texas Workforce Commission For Laid Off Employees- https://twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-employers

McKinsey Notes for Business- https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/risk/our-insights/covid-19-implications-for-business

Greater Houston Partnership Coronavirus Info for Employers: https://www.houston.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/Coronavirus_FAQs%20%26%20Resources%20.pdf

Prepping Workplace (Department of Labor) - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Greater Houston Partnership Company Response - https://www.houston.org/news/5-issues-consider-your-companys-response-covid-19

CDC Resources https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html

SBA Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#section-header-0

Consultations through the SBDC https://www.sbdc.uh.edu/sbdc/default.asp

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