COVID-19 Community Updates & Information
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VACCINE AND TESTING INFORMATION
Tarrant County is offering mobile pop-up vaccination clinics and can do so at businesses and even job sites for construction crews. If you have health insurance, they will run your insurance and they will pay for it, otherwise, the government will pay for the vaccine cost.
Nearly 7 million Texans will be eligible for a 3rd booster by the end of the year. You should receive the same type of shot as your first two doses and are eligible 8 months after your second dose.
You may sign-up HERE
Monoclonal Antibody treatments are available at multiple locations across DFW. If you test positive for Covid-19 and are over the age of 12 you are strongly encouraged to seek a monoclonal antibody infusion, also called Regeneron. The treatment takes several hours and will provide you with lab-made antibodies through an IV infusion. Receiving this treatment at the first notification of a positive result will decrease the length and severity of the disease and will reduce the likelihood of individuals ending up in the ICU. Hospitals are reaching capacity and are desperate to keep new COVID-19 patients out of their ICU wards.
Here is how you find a location for treatment
Covid-19 testing sites are widely available and offer a number of types of tests. To find the nearest testing site, click HERE
Also, Tarrant County is still offering free testing at a number of sites. For a full list and locations, click HERE
There are several different brands of at-home testing kits being sold at local drug stores where you can get same day results usually within an hour. These tests are intended only for those with symptoms and should not be used for airline boarding or travel screening requirements.
Quarantine requirements Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
LOCAL BUSINESS UPDATES
The Governor's Report to Open Texas
U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The guidance addresses critical questions such as:
How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage?
How can small businesses obtain an exemption?
How does an employer count hours for part-time employees?
How does an employer calculate wages employees are entitled to under the FFCRA?
The initial Wage and Hour Division guidance is available in three-parts:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Guidance for Small Businesses & Employers
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program
Provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
Small Business Development Center
Provides the expertise, tools, resources, and connectivity to help your business.
SCORE Fort Worth – Free Mentoring Services
Pair your business with the best mentor to help you with your business.
U.S. Department of Labor
Help workers and employers prepare for Unemployment, Workplace Safty, & much more.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Connects you, your staff, and your business with Legislative and urgent business resources.
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Learn what 7,500 Chamber of Commerce across the U.S. are doing to serve our members.
To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the IRS announced a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions. Please share this with your members, staff, clients, colleagues and anyone who may benefit from this information.
- Given the #COVID19 outbreak, #IRS is suspending compliance programs temporarily to ease the burden on people facing tax issues.
- Due to the #COVID19 outbreak, #IRS is postponing payments related to Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise and limiting other enforcement actions.
- #IRS will temporarily suspend many collections and enforcement activities as soon as possible.
- In addition to extending tax deadlines and working on two new tax credits, #IRS will temporarily suspend many collections and enforcement activities.
- #IRS is easing the burden on people facing tax issues. In addition to extending tax deadlines and working on two new tax credits, we’ll temporarily suspend many collections and enforcement activities.
- #IRS is taking several steps to assist taxpayers in various stages of the Offers in Compromise process.
- A new #IRS People First Initiative provides immediate relief to help people facing uncertainty over taxes.