COVID-19 Information and Resources
COVID-19 impacts all of us. Everyone. In times of crisis we unite, actively support each other, and collaborate. Your Chamber of Commerce is a ready and willing partner in this effort.
Below you will find national and state-wide information and resources regarding COVID-19. Use the drop-down in the side navigation to find additional resources including local resources and updates, resources for your business, and resources for you as an employee.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control
The best source of information regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website which provides up-to-date information, resources for communities, businesses and healthcare providers.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.
Texas Department of Health and Human Services
The Texas Department of State Health Services is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in monitoring COVID‑19. You can find the current Texas case count on their News Updates page.
Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Workforce Commission has over 1,500 staff helping support unemployment insurance services and has upgraded and expanded telephone infrastructure and website capacity.
CVS Health is offering self-swab tests to individuals at test sites throughout Texas, including two New Braunfels locations. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment.
The Comal County Public Health department has a dedicated page for COVID-19 information and will keep the public up-to-date on information specific to our community using this webpage.
City of New Braunfels
The City of New Braunfels is providing regular updates and information regarding COVID-19 and have an Alerts Page available for all announcements.
Resources for Your Business
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control Resources for Businesses & Employers
The U.S. CDC has developed interim guidance that may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.
Texas Association of Business Resources
The Texas Association of Business has also compiled resources for Texas businesses with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control, Texas Department for of State Health Services and the White House.
Texas Workforce Commission Resources for Employers
The Texas Workforce Commission has put together a resource page for employers dealing with effects of COVID-19 including information on unemployment benefits, precautions for employers, layoffs and shared work programs, and reducing employee hours.
Effective immediately, TWC asks that Texans use their area code to find their proposed call and access times listed below. See below chart for recommended call and access times.
Texas Workforce Commission Resources for Employees
The Texas Workforce Commission has put together a resource page for employers dealing with effects of COVID-19 including information on unemployment benefits claims, steps after you apply for benefits, precautions for employers. and news and information.
If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), apply for benefits either online at any time using Unemployment Benefits Services or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.
Workforce Solutions Alamo
Workforce Solutions Alamo provides job seeker services and if you recently lost your job due to economic disruptions of COVID-19 or changes in the economy they can help. Workforce Solutions Alamo can assist you in finding a new job or training for a higher-skilled role in a new occupation.
They have information on how to apply for unemployment, unemployment insurance, layoff assistance, and new job opportunities.
General workplace health and safety information for Employees