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June 27, 2020 13:23 PM

One of the things we’ve learned over the past few months is that change is inevitable! Based on the most recent news, I wanted to take a moment to bring you up-to-date on a few temporary changes that have taken place and/or that we are making.

With recent increases in positive COVID-19 cases in Texas, Governor Abbott has revised his executive order to restrict some business openings.

The order includes the following:

  • All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages were required to close as of 12:00 noon today. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
  • Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29, 2020.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.

As leaders in the community, we want to make sure that we are doing our part to get business back to work AND in a safe manner. We will continue to work diligently on this effort.

  • At this time, we are not scheduling ribbon cuttings. We will resume once we feel everyone can safely gather.
  • We will continue to hold our weekly Chamber Works networking on Thursday mornings as a hybrid event – virtual and in-person at an outside venue (Frisco Rail Yard). We encourage those attending in-person to maintain social distancing and follow proper guidelines. Find information for this weekly meeting on our calendar.
  • Our Leadership Frisco application is live and due no later than Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 5:00 PM. Applicants will attend a virtual Meet & Greet on July 28, 2020. More information about Leadership Frisco can be found here.
  • We will continue to make decisions about future in-person events (including State of the City Luncheon/Panel Discussion) on a case-by-case basis, dependent on size, location, and current news. Our New Teacher Welcome will be virtual this year. More information to follow.
  • During this time of economic recovery, please know that we are keeping our resource pages up-to-date as information comes in to assist you with reopening and recovery. Find resources here.

And lastly, please remember that both Collin County and Denton County are offering Small Business Assistance Grants. We do not want any Frisco business to miss the deadline. The deadline for Collin County grants is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at noon. The deadline for Denton County grants (Phase II) is Monday, July 6, 2020, at noon. Find more information on our website.

Times like these make me proud that the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, and chambers across the country,are playing a vital role in helping our business communities recover. Please continue to let us know how we can help you!

 

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