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Business & Community Resources for the COVID-19 Virus

2 cases reported in Lee County as of April 2, 2020 at 8pm
All individuals who have, or are under monitoring for COVID-19, are required to follow directions provided by authorized persons including public health officials, and Lee County Health Official Requirements and Recommendations included in the Order.
Lee County IS NOT under a curfew at this time.

The Chamber is not responsible for the contents of any off-site materials referenced. Links from this site to other sites on the World Wide Web do not constitute an endorsement from The Chamber. These links are provided for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility to the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of materials or information obtained from other sites.

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 April 3
Regarding the first 2 virus cases in Lee County and the Judge's order about infected individuals and self-quarantine

Order from Judge Paul Fischer -April 1, 2020
requires individuals known to have or are under monitoring  for COVID-19, to follow direction provided by duly authorized persons, including public health officials, and Lee County Health Official Requirements and Recommendations included in the Order.

Press Release April 1
from Judge Paul Fischer regarding the first case of the virus in Lee County

Press Release April 1
from Cities of Lee County regarding the Governor's order

Press Release April 1
Uniform Shelter in Place order issued for entire State of Texas from Governor

Executive Order from the Governor
March 31, 2020


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

all Lee County public buildings will be closed to the general public until further notice.  Phone number to contact offices can be found at
http://www.co.lee.tx.us/

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

Hang in there, Lee County!
Trust in God

Be careful & cautious
Be safe
Remember to wash your hands often


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


FOR BUSINESSES

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan
SBA is providing low interest working capital loans of up to $2 million to small businesses and nonprofits affected by coronavirus. Loans have an interest rate of 3.75% for small business and 2.75% for nonprofits. Loan repayment terms vary by applicant. EIDL is the only program that 501(c)6 organizations are eligible for and it is available directly through the SBA 
Apply online and select "Economic Injury" as the reason.
Call the SBA with any questions. 800-659-2955

Apply online at this link:

https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

Here's a slideshow of how to apply: contains info on the loans as well as non-monetary assistance the SBA can give
Slideshow

Paycheck Protection Program from Small Business Association
Find a certified lender in your area - Assistance Finder
When you can apply - Treasury Facsheet
More information on PPP and Loan Requirements -
From SBA

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application


Coronavirus Emergency Loan - Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses. Download here

Frequently asked Questions
about Emergency Loans answered at the US Chamber of Commerce


A suggested Essential Business List for Lee County. If you have questions about your business call the Lee County Call Center.

Essential Services as defined by
the Texas Department of Homeland Security

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

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. 

TEXAS COMPTROLLERS OFFICE
Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880
to learn about your options for remaining in compliance and avoiding interest and late fees on taxes due for businesses.
Using Webfile
Other Resources for Tax Services

Texas Downtown Association
Lots of info: funding for your business, resources for small business, restaurant & bar assistance.

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Small Business Preparedness Expanded Guide

Checklists and plans for your business.

Steps for Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan


TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
FAQs of Employers

Frequently asked questions by employers and small businesses about employees, benefits, illness and more regarding covid19.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Resources for Business & Employers

www.cdc.gov

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Small Business Resources - Corona Virus

National Legislation about Small Business
NFIB Response to House
NFIB Response to Senate

HOTELS, INNS, B&Bs
Frequently Asked Questions - Answered by the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association about the Governor's order

Texas Restaurant Actions during COVID-19
The Texas Restaurant Association is urging restaurants to stay open and maintain strict guidelines for safety and health.

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

Grow with Google
Resource and tools to help you work remotely
https://grow.google/remotework/

Zoom Tips for Educators


ARCIT has lots of COVID-19 info from government agencies

Sign up for covid-19 related updates for Texas Businesses
Office of the Governor

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

Extensive List of Small Business Grants
This list is on the Fundera website. Fundera is not recommended by the Chamber based on negative user comments, however, this list is mostly informational and not about Fundera services.


FOR COMMUNITY

CANCELLATIONS, Postponements, Closures and Other Info
that Chamber is Aware Of
-

Includes Schools, Lee County Youth Center. Events, stores and restaurants.

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

Press Release on Lee County Schools


Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Cases of CoronaVirus
There is 2 reported cases in Lee County as of April 2.
Above website updated daily at noon


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/

Updates in the United States from CDC
Cases & Latest Updates

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

Notice from Paxton on Scams

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

Texas Workforce Commission
Connecting Texans with Employers. See the website Jobs Now

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 Rural Capital Area
Press Release

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

Texas Workforce Commission
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


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. 

RESTAURANTS   -   DRIVE THROUGH & TO GO OPTIONS


DRIVE THROUGHS

Burger King
Dairy Queen - also has curbside delivery to your car
Dominoes
Golden Chick
Little Caesar's

McDonald's 
Pizza Hut
Sonic
Starbucks 
Taco Bell
Whataburger

Download the apps to order online and pick up on the go!


Twice the Ice (located next to Mary's Clinic) sells bottled water and ice.


TO GO AND CARRY OUT

290 Travel Plaza - Hours Mon-Sat from 5am-2pm. Take out or Carry out. 979-212-5092

Bernies - 979-542-4866

Brookshire Brothers- 979-542-5025

Bullpen Sports Bar & Grill - 979-366-2500

Cardenas - 979-542-4410

City Meat Market - 979-542-2740
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4pm;
Sat 8am - 2pm; Sun closed

Deep Roots -(979) 540-8357

El Charro T - 979-542-3480

Elm Creek - 512-253-0026 or 979-716-9480

Giddings Downtown Restaurant - 979-542-2201

Granny's Restaurant
979-773-9463

Hildebrandt Meat Market – 9:30am to 7pm BBQ, 7 days a week. Drive through big enough for 18 wheelers.

Hoa Son - 979-212-0343

Hunan's  979-542-1133
Hours 11am-3pm; 5-8pm

JW's Steakhouse - 979-278-4240
Hours Mon 11am-3pm; Tues thru Sat 11am-8pm

Kasper’s - 979-366-2999

Los Patrones - 979-542-0127
Hours Sun-Thur 11am-8pm
Fri-Sat 11am-9pm

Lost Pines BBQ - 979-542-2075

Mel’s Diner - 979-542-5100

Murphy's Steakhouse - 11am-7pm
979-242-3433

One & Only Food Trailer 979-716-7823

Outlaws BBQ - 979-540-0712 we deliver

Que-Zeen in Warda - 979-242-3477
Hours: Monday 11am-6pm

Reba's - 979-542-4700

Roadhouse Paige - 512-253-3939
Hours 11:30am-1:30pm and 5-7pm

Royers Cafe Round Top - 979-249-3611

Santa Fe Steakhouse -979-540-3330

Street Side Tacos at El Patio Food Park - Hours 10am-2pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm. 979-716-8879

Subway - 979-542-9601 

Tacqueria Chihuahua - call 979-542-3927 or 979-716-9117

Teague's Tavern in Round Top - 979-249-3077

Taco Hut - 956-330-5897

@urbancowboysouthernfusion does catering delivery as well! 512-229-5116

Buccees
Which Which
Rattler's

CHURCHES IN LEE COUNTY
Many have gone to video and other creative means. Here's what we know

Cowboy Church of Lee County, Giddings
online services and devotions
Facebook: Cowboy Church of Lee County
Youtube: Cowboy Church of Lee County TX

First Assembly of God (Pat Herlitz), Giddings
Sunday services and daily devotionals on Facebook
website: www.giddingsag.org
Facebook: First Assembly of God
Youtube: PastorPat's

First Baptist Church, Giddings
online services
Facebook: First Baptist Church Giddings
website: www.fbcgiddings.com

Immanuel Lutheran (Robert Tiner), Giddings
Live streaming services through Facebook through April 5
School is online and remote
Facebook page: Immanuel Giddings
website: www.immanuelgiddings.net
Youtube: Immanuel Lutheran Giddings

Martin Luther Lutheran / Church on Main (John Waak), Giddings
Sunday & Wednesday services streamed on Facebook
Facebook: Church on Main
website: www.churchonmain.org

New Hope Baptist Church (Bill Ellis), Giddings
Open as usual. Please do not come if you are sick or have any kind of condition that makes your immune system compromised.

St. Margaret's Catholic Church (Miguel Duarte), Giddings
online services
Facebook: St. Margaret's Catholic Church

CLOSED
First United Methodist (Patricia Wehn-Glowski)
Hispana Primera Iglesia (Carlos Chavez)
New Corinth Missionary Baptist Church (Pastor Lang)
Shorter Chapel (Hannah Hooks)

Christ Lutheran Church, Lincoln (Pastor Garrett)
Church services online Youtube and website
Website: christloebau.360unite.com
Youtube: Christ Loeba
Facebook: Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau
LCMS service Sunday Mornings on channel 377 at 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Lexington
Services online
Facebook: First Baptist Church Lexington
Youtube:  First Baptist Church Lexington Texas

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Warda
Online services, Bible studies and devotionals until Friday April 3
Facebook: Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Youtube: Holy Cross Lutheran Church Warda
website: www.holycrosswarda.com

Holy Family Catholic Church, Lexington (Father Joy)
Online services
Facebook: Holy Family Youth Group
website: www.holyfamilylex.org

Holy Trinity & St. James Lutheran Church, Lexington
audio services and devotions online
website audio service: www.trinity-stjames.org
Devotions


SHOPPING ONLINE

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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