Coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources

The City of Cibolo has taken an active stance in monitoring the COVID-19 Outbreak. Below you will find resources available for those businesses affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak. 

Current Update 10:34 a.m. 04/02/2020

Previous Update as of  8:33 a.m. 04/01/2020 

Governor Greg Abbott’s Declaration and Executive Orders for Essential Services and Activities: Executive Order No. GA-14 relating to statewide continuity of essential services and activities during the COVID-19 disaster.

**Only if you have determined that your business is not covered by one of the critical sectors identified in the DHS Guidance, and is not a church/congregation/house of worship – please apply using the link here for a determination by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.**

Payroll Protection Program: The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: a.k.a the Paycheck Protection Program,the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency. The Summary of Bipartisan Agreement can be viewed here.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Poster: The Department of Labor has provided the FFCRA poster which is to be posted in places of business in a conspicuous place, regarding the qualifications for the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Act.

Small Business Resources prepared by the Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce: A PDF document courtesy of Kelly Follis with Senator Campbell’s office detailing a compilation of services available.

Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers FAQ: Coronavirus Information & Resources For Texas Employers

Governor Greg Abbott’s Proclamation 03/19/2020: A proclamation certifying that COVID-1 9 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas. 

Governor Greg Abbott’s Declaration and Executive Orders for Closure: Executive Order No. GA-08 relating to COVID- 19 preparedness and mitigation.

Workforce Solutions Alamo COVID-19 Business Services: These no-cost services are for companies of all sizes. If your business is facing a layoff or closure, Workforce Solutions Alamo can offer you and your employees’ transition and re-employment services at no cost. 

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act: A WARN notice is required when a business with 100 or more full-time workers (not counting workers who have less than 6 months on the job and workers who work fewer than 20 hours per week) is laying off at least 50 people at a single site of employment (see glossary and FAQs), or employs 100 or more workers who work at least a combined 4,000 hours per week, and is a private for-profit business, private non-profit organization, or quasi-public entity separately organized from regular government.

Rapid Response Solutions For Businesses: Rapid Response teams will work with your company and any employee representative(s) (where applicable) to quickly maximize public and private resources to minimize the disruptions that are associated with job losses on your business, your workers, and the communities in which you do business and live. Rapid Response can provide customized services on-site at an affected your company, accommodate any work schedules, and assist company leadership and affected workers through the painful transitions associated with job loss.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan: The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 virus. 

Texas Workforce Commission Shared Work Program: The Shared Work program provides Texas employers with an alternative to layoffs. TWC developed this voluntary program to help Texas employers and employees withstand a slowdown in business. 

TABC COVID-19 Guidelines: Governor Greg Abbott issued a waiver that will allow restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to patrons, including beer, wine, and mixed drinks. The guidelines on To-Go/Parking Lot pickup as well as Off-Site delivery to consumers is available.  

AssistHer Emergency Relief Grant: This Texas Woman’s University fund was designed to assist Texas, woman-owned businesses that have been severely impacted by Covid-19. $1 million (100 grants of $10,000) is available.