Additional COVID-19 Information

Additional Updates and Resources

Migrant and Seasonal Farmers: U.S. Department of Labor announces $91.8 Million Funding Opportunity to Assist America’s Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (HERE)

Loan Activity: Through April 13, 2020, the SBA has guaranteed 1,035,086 loans under the Paycheck Protection Program. For more information on loan activity, (HERE)

Child Care and Development Grant: The Administration for Children and Families to Release Funding to Support the Child Care and Development Block Grant (HERE)

Real Estate Transactions: Federal Banking Agencies to Defer Appraisals and Evaluations for Real Estate Transactions Affected by COVID-19 (HERE)

Assistance for Small Businesses:

  • Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Updated Frequently Asked Questions, (HERE)
  • U. S. Small Business Administration Released Additional Guidance Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (HERE

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

30 Days to Slow the Spread (PDF)
30 Días Para Desacelerar la Propagación (PDF)
For more updates, visit www.coronavirus.gov (Español)

Assistance for American Workers and Families

Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to Know (Español)

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Assistance for Small Businesses: SBA.gov/coronavirus (Español)
Paycheck Protection Program: SBA.gov/PayCheckProtection
Find an eligible lender (HERE)
Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 4/13)

Department of Treasury

COVID-19 Actions and Updates: Treasury.gov/cares (Updated)
Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 4/13)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Paid Leave (HERE)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (Español)
Unemployment Insurance (HERE)
New OSHA Poster Aimed at Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus (Español)
Guidance on Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Self-Employed Workers, Independent Contractors and Gig Workers (HERE)

Twitter

The White House- @WhiteHouse
La Casa Blanca- @LaCasaBlanca (VIDEO)
FEMA en Español- @FEMAespanol
CDC en Español- @CDCespanol
IRS News- @IRSnews 
IRS en Español- @IRSenEspanol

Additional Spanish resources

Casandra L. Meade
Deputy State Director & South Texas Regional Director
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
O: 956-686-7339
C: 202-412-6946

COVID-19 Announcement

For everyone’s health and safety, the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce will not be receiving visitors due to active COVID-19 mandates.  The office will re-open once mandates allow it.  Staff will be available on site to provide assistance and answer any question/s you might have…simply call 830-773-3224 or email chamber@eaglepasstexas.com Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

In the meantime, we urge you to follow advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.  WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.  STAY HOME.  STAY SAFE.  SAVE LIVES.

  • Wash hand often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other people.
  • Cough or sneeze into inside of your elbow or tissue that you throw into a trash container.
  • If you are sick, stay home and wear a face mask.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

COVID-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist

Dear Chamber Members and Other Friends-of-the-Chamber;

Attached is a guide created by our United States Chamber of Commerce, of which your Chamber is a member, to help small businesses prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  We hope this guide will prove to be a valuable resource as you begin to take the necessary steps towards accessing funds to keep workers on the payroll during this trying period.  In addition, we are attaching a guide to Chamber member restaurants who are ready to serve you with social distancing dining options to ensure your safety and welfare.  Do check out these great options!

Our goal is to ensure that the information we share is accurate and informative.  We urge our community members to take protective measures against COVID-19 seriously; by washing hands frequently, staying at home if you are sick, and implementing social distancing measures.  We make every effort to further support our local businesses during this economic slowdown in ways that are safe and appropriate for our community.

Unfortunately, the Chamber has had to suspend/or cancel its activities for the next few months—including the annual International Friendship Festival, Spring Operation Cleansweep, ribbon cuttings, business-after-hours, community breakfast, committee meetings, etc.—until further notice.  Your Chamber office is open for business and also available by phone or email,
chamber@eaglepasstexas.com.
As always, we are here to serve you and appreciate your support and Prayers as we work to serve our community, promote business, enhance economic development and serve as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in our beautiful Eagle Pass, Maverick County.

William Davis, President
Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce
400 Garrison Street – P. O. Box 1188
Eagle Pass, Texas 78853-1188
Tel. (830) 773-3224 – Fax (830) 773-8844

COVID-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist