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Guidelines for Individuals & Employers during Texas Re-Open

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Lee County Call Center for Covid-19 Questions: 866-686-7873         Monday-Friday  8am-5pm

If no one answers, leave a message and your call will be returned. Callers with questions about the COVID-19 disaster declaration and executive orders should call this number instead of directly calling the City of Giddings, the City of Lexington, or Lee County.   Calls may be forwarded to other agencies or resources if necessary. Call 911 for any emergencies, this is not an emergency number.

Press Release - Aug 11
Lee County Coronavirus Numbers

Press Release - July 17
Lee County Coronavirus Numbers

Press Release - July 9
Lee County Coronavirus numbers

Press Release - July 2
Masks required, gatherings limited. 4th of July activities affected.

Order Mandating Face Covering - June 30
Order from the County and Cities requiring masks

Governor Renews Covid19 Disaster Declaration - Aug 8

Update on PPE Distribution to Texas Schools - Aug 4

Governor Extends Statewide Disaster Order - July 10

Governor's Order - July 2
Statewide face coverings requirement and gatherings limited

Executive Action - June 26
The Governor takes executive action to contain the spread of Covid19

Myths & Facts about Masks from UT Southwestern Medical Center- June 25

Find more orders from the State on the Office of the Governor's website.

For More Declarations and Press Releases from Lee County and City visit the County Webpage


The County of Lee
Information from Lee County on their website.

May 26th Primary Runoff Elections have been moved to July 14th.

Lee County Offices will reopen Monday, May 4.  Phone number to contact offices can be found at

Guidelines for Individuals and Employers
during the Texas Re-Open from the Texas Department of State Health Services.


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Updates in the United States from CDC
Cases & Latest Updates

Coronavirus Resource Guide
established by the Texas Department of Agriculture to try to consolidate all information.

CoronaVirus Symptoms
Please read before entering any place of business or social situation.

CoronaVirus- How to Protect Yourself

Prepare Yourself for Dealing with the CoronaVirus.

Slow the Spread of Corona Virus
CoronaVirus Guidelines -Slow the Spread
Do your part to help America slow the spread of the virus. The 15 day guideline.


Workforce Solutions
Connecting Texans with Employers. See the website Jobs Now

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
Press Release

SENATE CARES BILL - Passed March 25
Highlights of the Bill
The Full Text of the Bill

Senate approves bill to replenish PPP - April 21 replenishment funding is not yet finalized; the U.S. House of Representatives will need to vote on the funding on Thursday before the bill heads to the White House for final approval.  However, if you are interested in a PPP loan, consider getting in touch with your lender now to get the application process started.

Essential Worker Travel Form
ONLY for workers in critical food and agriculture infrastructure jobs from the Texas Department of Agriculture

Federal Income Tax
The federal tax return filing deadline is now July 15, 2020. For tax payments of up to $10 million, the IRS has also extended the deadline for both individuals and businesses to July 15, 2020. Estimated tax payments for 2020 originally due on April 15 will now be due on July 15.  

Return to Work Online Resource Guide
The Texas Association of Business and our program partners have assembled this Return to Work Resource Guide to help Texas employers and workers get back to work safely and as soon as possible. It will be updated regularly until we’re through this crisis. 

Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Workforce Commission
Searching for jobs in Texas

Regarding Unemployment Benefits
TWC will be waiving work search requirements and the waiting week. Also, Extended Benefits (EB) and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) are NOT available at this time.

TWC Waives Certain Requirements - More


Watch your emails carefully. Don't click on links without checking them.
Notice from Paxton on Price Gouging

Notice from Paxton on Scams

Texas Attorney General: Price Gouging Information and Complaint Hotline

Texas Attorney General: Consumer Protection Information

Federal Trade Commission Tips for Spotting Scams

Keep Uninvited Guests from your Zoom
Tips to keep unwanted crashers out of your Zoom meetings.

Giddings Chamber of Commerce
183 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942
Located in the Lee County Museum, off the Courthouse Square

Contact:  (979) 542-3455
Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com
Tourism email:  giddingschamber@gmail.com

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