Advocacy Update: March 19, 2020
This is a time of great uncertainty. Our goal at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is to be a constant through this storm. We have some updates on the Frisco Chamber’s activity and a few timely resources for our business community.
The following is a list of just a few of the things we have accomplished this week:
- Attended the Virtual Frisco City Council Town Hall on COVID-19.
- Attended the Frisco City Council Work Session to speak on behalf of the business community.
- Spoke at the Frisco City Council Meeting on behalf of the business community and shared our efforts with the council.
- Continued to work closely with the Collin County Small Business Administration Office in an effort to share information on the SBA Disaster Loan Program.
- Participated in a call with Denton County Judge, Andy Eads, and area elected leaders
- Participated in a call with Governor Greg Abbott regarding COVID-19 and the state response.
- Shared best practices with chambers of commerce all across the state to address business concerns.
Our entire team has spent the week reaching out to our members and other businesses in the Frisco Community to see what we, as a chamber of commerce, can do for them. If you are a member and have not heard from us, you will. In the days to come, if the Frisco Chamber of Commerce can do anything to assist in this unprecedented time, please give us a call. We are here to be a resource for our entire business community.
Thursday, March 19, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott signed an Executive Order regarding Texas’ response to COVID-19. This order goes into effect at midnight tomorrow, Friday, March 20, 2020, until Friday, April 3, 2020, and is subject to be changed or extended at any point by the Governor. Below are the orders outlined in his Executive Order:
- Order No.1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
- Order No.2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
- Order No.3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
- Order No.4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.