Business and Workforce Resources
Relief Program for Local Businesses - In collaboration with the City of San Marcos, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is helping distribute thousands of dollars to local businesses to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, named Revive SMTX, will provide local businesses with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
Applicants will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 per business. The funds can be used for operational safety, sanitation training, personal protective equipment (PPE), and digital redesign for social distancing.
For more information regarding the program, please visit www.reviveSMTX.com or click on the image above.
Regions with 15% or lower COVID-19 hospitalization rates may reopen the following establishment to 75% capacity beginning on Monday, September 21: retail, restaurants, office buildings, manufacturing, museums, libraries, and gyms. Elective surgeries in those regions may resume, effective immediately. Additionally, nursing homes facilities, assisted living centers, state supported living centers, and other long-term facilities in those regions are allowed to reopen for visitation on September 24, providing they comply with certain health protocols and no new outbreaks occur. Bars are still not able to re-open.
Before you reopen your building - FRESHEN YOUR WATER SYSTEM
The American Water Works Association has posted guidance on flushing water systems of buildings that have sat dormant for weeks on end. Read their advice here.
CDC Guide to Reopening Buildings
The Centers for Disease Control has full guidelines for building owners opening up their facilities after an extended closure. Read the guidelines here.
Small business resources from the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce: https://sanmarcostexas.com/covid-19-resources-for-employers-and-employees/
Governor Greg Abbott announced that Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions (CDFIs), are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas that have been affected by COVID-19: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-goldman-sachs-liftfund-announce-50-million-in-loans-for-texas-small-businesses
Information for businesses affected by the COVID-19 virus and prevention measures can be found at the following websites:
Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/
Information on Small Business Emergency Loans:
The U.S. Department of Labor has posted guidance for workplaces on keeping their employees and customers safe from COVID-19: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20200309
Greater San Marcos Partnership: www.greatersanmarcostx.com/virus
SPLASH Coworking offers members an opportunity to utilize it's local coworking space for remote work and now offers TeleHealth to its membership. Visit www.splashcoworking.com to learn more.
Printable flyers for workplaces
- COVID-19 Local Resources for Employees & Businesses
- COVID-19 Recursos Locales Para Empleados y Negocios
- Do You Know Where that Handle has Been
- CDC - 2019 novel coronavirus fact sheet
- CDC graphic - Keep calm and wash your hands
- Social Distancing Guidelines Infographic
- Texas Department of State and Human Services (TDSHS): What to do flyer