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COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources

The Austin Young Chamber is committed to the safety and well-being of our members and our community.

As we work together to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to explore the resources below.



Dear Austin Young Chamber Members and Friends:

Over the last couple of weeks we have heard from so many of you. You have shared with us your concerns, your needs, and your efforts to support our community. We want you to know that we hear you, and will continue to work diligently to align resources with your needs and amplify the good work that you are doing.

As we work together to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, here are measures the Austin Young Chamber is taking to protect our staff, members, and community at large:

  • We will be rescheduling all events planned for March. Stay tuned for new dates. April events will be happening virtually or will be rescheduled.
  • All April committee meetings will include teleconferencing options.
  • Our staff will be working remotely until May 4th and our offices will be closed to the public during this time.
  • We will continue to assess necessary changes to our offices and program delivery and keep you updated and informed.

As we move forward together, we encourage you to:

While the arrival of COVID-19 has caused us all to change how we run our businesses and live our daily lives, we are encouraged by the kindness, support, and innovations we are seeing throughout our community. We are also exploring innovative ways to keep you safely connecting so that we can keep doing what we have for the past ten years…creating spaces for businesses to thrive.

Wishing you good health and goodwill,

Alyssia Palacios-Woods, CFRE
President & CEO
Austin Young Chamber



U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster Assistance in Response to COVID-19

Learn More

U.S. Small Business Administration

Deferment Notice, SBA 7(a) and 504 on Business Loans and Microloans

Learn More

U.S. Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program
Please consult your financial services provider for additional info.

Learn More


US Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Revised Enforcement Policies

Learn More

Office of the Governor

Resources from the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Learn More

Internal Revenue Service

Resources, Support for taxpayers, businesses, and those affected by COVID-19

Learn More


Texas Workforce Commission

Resources for employers regarding COVID-19

Learn More

Workforce Solutions Capital Area

Resources in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn More

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

COVID-19 Employer Resources

Learn More


Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Layoff Assistance, For employers facing layoffs or closings

Learn More

Texas Department of Information Resources

Cybersecurity, Information Technology Preparedness for COVID-19

Learn More

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Resources, Guidance, and Insight

Learn More


Texas Comptroller

Tools, Tutorials, and Resources for Tax Services

Learn More





Access the latest information on COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control.

Take steps to protect yourself

  • Clean your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Take steps to protect others

  • Stay home if you’re sick
    • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
    • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
    • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
      cleaning a counter
  • Clean and disinfect
    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


Local Healthcare Providers

Other Healthcare Resources

  • Foundation Communities – Health Coverage Program
    • If you recently lost or will lose health insurance due to job loss, spouse’s job loss, or otherwise, you do not have to opt for COBRA. Foundation Communities’ Health Coverage program can help you learn if you qualify for a special enrollment period to enroll in a federally-subsidized Marketplace health insurance plan:
      • They are certified to assist any Texas resident; and
      • They have phone appointments available

Mental Health Resources


General Info

 

Working Remotely Resources

 

Online Events

 

Webinars


Community Message

Dear Austin Young Chamber Members and Friends:

Over the last couple of weeks we have heard from so many of you. You have shared with us your concerns, your needs, and your efforts to support our community. We want you to know that we hear you, and will continue to work diligently to align resources with your needs and amplify the good work that you are doing.

As we work together to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, here are measures the Austin Young Chamber is taking to protect our staff, members, and community at large:

  • We will be rescheduling all events planned for March. Stay tuned for new dates. April events will be happening virtually or will be rescheduled.
  • All April committee meetings will include teleconferencing options.
  • Our staff will be working remotely until May 4th and our offices will be closed to the public during this time.
  • We will continue to assess necessary changes to our offices and program delivery and keep you updated and informed.

As we move forward together, we encourage you to:

While the arrival of COVID-19 has caused us all to change how we run our businesses and live our daily lives, we are encouraged by the kindness, support, and innovations we are seeing throughout our community. We are also exploring innovative ways to keep you safely connecting so that we can keep doing what we have for the past ten years…creating spaces for businesses to thrive.

Wishing you good health and goodwill,

Alyssia Palacios-Woods, CFRE
President & CEO
Austin Young Chamber


For Businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster Assistance in Response to COVID-19

Learn More

U.S. Small Business Administration

Deferment Notice, SBA 7(a) and 504 on Business Loans and Microloans

Learn More

U.S. Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program
Please consult your financial services provider for additional info.

Learn More


US Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Revised Enforcement Policies

Learn More

Office of the Governor

Resources from the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Learn More

Internal Revenue Service

Resources, Support for taxpayers, businesses, and those affected by COVID-19

Learn More


Texas Workforce Commission

Resources for employers regarding COVID-19

Learn More

Workforce Solutions Capital Area

Resources in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn More

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

COVID-19 Employer Resources

Learn More


Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Layoff Assistance, For employers facing layoffs or closings

Learn More

Texas Department of Information Resources

Cybersecurity, Information Technology Preparedness for COVID-19

Learn More

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Resources, Guidance, and Insight

Learn More


Texas Comptroller

Tools, Tutorials, and Resources for Tax Services

Learn More


For Individuals


Support Local
Stay Healthy

Access the latest information on COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control.

Take steps to protect yourself

  • Clean your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Take steps to protect others

  • Stay home if you’re sick
    • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
    • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
    • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
      cleaning a counter
  • Clean and disinfect
    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


Local Healthcare Providers

Other Healthcare Resources

  • Foundation Communities – Health Coverage Program
    • If you recently lost or will lose health insurance due to job loss, spouse’s job loss, or otherwise, you do not have to opt for COBRA. Foundation Communities’ Health Coverage program can help you learn if you qualify for a special enrollment period to enroll in a federally-subsidized Marketplace health insurance plan:
      • They are certified to assist any Texas resident; and
      • They have phone appointments available

Mental Health Resources

Online Learning + Events

General Info

 

Working Remotely Resources

 

Online Events

 

Webinars



Updated 4/6/2020