Volume 020521 | February 5, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
Employee Covid-19 testing takes 15 minutes
The Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce is offering free BinexNow rapid Covid-19 antigen test kits to Chamber-member businesses in a program created by the Office of the Governor and Texas Division of Emergency Management.
“We are excited about this opportunity for our members and hope it will help them keep their businesses and employees safe,” Chamber President and C.E.O. Tia Rae Stone said. “We hope it will allow businesses to shorten costly employee quarantines and better manage COVID exposure of workers.”
The testing is limited to Chamber business members and their employees and is not available to the general public or to family members of employees.
“We have only a limited supply of these tests,” Stone said. “And their sole purpose is to help businesses stay open as much as possible.”
The Chamber will perform testing for businesses with smaller employee counts where on-site testing may not be practical. These tests will be done by appointment only and all test subjects are required to arrive at the site properly wearing a mask.
To schedule an appointment, the business owner or manager should email the Chamber at info@taylorchamber.org.
The Chamber welcomes new or renewing business members at any time throughout the year. Call 512-352-6364 for information.
We have created the following resources for you... click HERE for a PDF to print and post in an employee-only area notifying your employees of test availability. Click HERE for a FAQ for your, your managers and/or your HR department. And, finally, click HERE for an information sheet for your employees you are sending for testing.
Information & Education
Lone Star Circle of Care is February luncheon
We hope you will all join us at noon Monday, Feb. 22, for our monthly luncheon which will include an update on Lone Star Circle of Care’s project at the West End School at an online “luncheon” Monday, Feb 22.
    LSCC CFO Jon Calvin will present the program and focus on the company’s Project Headwaters program that is expected to open at the old school at 1301 Ferguson later this summer.
Upcoming programs are...
  • New Taylor ISD Superintendent Dr. Devin Padavil on March 15
  • State of Our City with Mayor Brandt Rydell on April 19
Where can I sign up for a Covid vaccine?
Williamson County is getting more and more of the vaccine each week and started some mass-vaccination events this week.
On Monday, the county also released a phone number for people who do not have access to a computer can call to get on a list. Be aware that you may have to call more than once to get through. That number is...
512-943-1600
While we believe there may be more providers as the days move along, here are two list you might want to get on if you have a computer.
Chamber News and Calendar
Pictured are members of the Chamber Advocacy committee working to advance the policy goals to benefit local business.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 5 p.m. --Tourism: Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 17, noon -- Programs & Services: Zoom
  • Monday, February 22, noon -- Chamber Luncheon: featuring Jon Calvin of Lone Star Circle of Care with a report on the West Side Elementary project, on Zoom
  • Thursday, February 25, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding: Zoom
  • Thursday, March 4, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 9, 5 p.m. -- Tourism: Zoom
  • Wednesday, March 17, noon -- Programs & Services: Zoom
  • Thursday, March 25, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding: Holiday Inn
Member announcements