The attachment is a planning document to assist the business community in taking steps to protect your business and employees. As much as we hope the virus will not hit Parker County, it is very likely to do so and our business community needs to be prepared.
Just as you have seen in other Counties and States, we should expect the possibility of school closures and large gatherings to be canceled. These cancelations along with the unnecessary media/public panic will cause a disruption to normal business operations. The EPCCC will take an active role in keeping our membership informed of actions taken by our governmental agencies and any presumptive positive cases related to Parker County. We are also available to assist any of our members if they have questions or concerns with governmental actions or business disruptions.
I would ask that any business with business disruption insurance please check your policy documents or speak with your insurance agent. Many of these policies do not provide coverage for health events, however, they may still provide coverage under a disaster declaration. If you have a policy that requires a disaster declaration, please notify the EPCCC so we may communicate that information to our local government officials.
Lastly, we expect additional information from the SBA on emergency backstop loans for our small business community. The link below will take you to the SBA's press release and provide information on this future program. If and when this program becomes available to the Texas business community we will provide additional information. It is important to note, that in order to participate in this program you must not be able to obtain credit elsewhere.
WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation: “The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email or give me a call at 817-441-7844 x 3.