Dallas County
Shelter-In-Place Order
Construction is listed as Essential Business


RHCA Members, Partners and Team Members:

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins through an amended order has placed Dallas County in Shelter-In-Place:

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE
SECTION 418.108, DALLAS COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS ORDERS:
Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020

Per the order, all businesses operating within Dallas County, except essential businesses as defined in Section 2, are required to cease all activities at facilities located within Dallas County. Under section 2.b.iii. Essential Critical Infrastructure: “Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency including public works construction, residential and commercial construction, etc.”

For More Information on Workplace Preparedness:

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.   The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).   The document provides practical guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, and contains information on safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.   In addition to the guidance, OSHA recently launched a COVID-19 webpage .
Coronavirus Tax Relief

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. For other information about the COVID-19 virus, people should visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ( https://www.coronavirus.gov ) for health information. Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus and in Spanish at   https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus . The Department of Treasury also has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know .

SBA Disaster Assistance
in Response to the Coronavirus

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Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From U.S. Small Business Administration

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has included the entire state of Texas in its Economic Injury Disaster Declaration and granted access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which will provide long-term, low-interest loans to qualifying businesses across the state. 

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Governor Greg Abbott

EXECUTIVE ORDER GA 08
Relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation.

Mayor Eric Johnson: Dallas extends emergency declaration through April 29

That is the top question my office has received after I issued emergency regulations that limited community gatherings and service in restaurants and temporarily shut down bars, gyms, theaters, nightclubs, entertainment venues and other types of businesses.

What I say in response is that these steps were necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of our people. But, of course, Dallas residents, businesses and workers alike are wondering when this will all be over.

Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer yet.

Helpful Links
Coronavirus Helpful Links


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

OSHA and Wage & Hour Division - click here

HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   webpage:

Resources in Spanish:

City of Dallas



Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Orientación y recursos de préstamos para las pequeñas empresas - haga clic aquí
For further information about Coronavirus, please visit the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage on COVID-19 .
A Message from our Partner...
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Important Economic Relief Resources for Your Business
Yesterday, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) proudly partnered with Administrator Jovita Carranza and Associate Administrator Allen Gutierrez of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help connect our Latina and Latino-owned small businesses with emergency capital resources to help weather the economic consequences of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) crisis. More than 1,000 registrants participated in this discussion including many Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs), Hispanic Chamber of Commerce leaders across the country, and many corporate members. Thank you to the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) for partnering with us.

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Summary of Paid Leave Mandates Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

A short time ago, President Trump signed into law new paid leave mandates that will take effect on April 2, 2020, and sunset on December 31, 2020.
Please click below to view a summary of the mandates from AGC of America. While it is a helpful document, we are sure your companies will have many questions. Stay tuned for details on a webinar AGC of America will host on this topic next week to help answer those questions, along with more information.
There remains opportunity to make improvements to these new mandates, as the Senate considers a third COVID-19 relief bill, with rumors of a fourth on the horizon. AGC of America will continue to press for avenues to make such improvements via legislative and regulatory means.
With this new bill under consideration, AGC of America will also be pushing for expedited public owner payments to contractors for losses associated with COVID-19-related project impacts to keep cash flows going, robust investments in infrastructure funding, and the protection of multiemployer pension plans, their participants, retirees and contributing employers—among other policy objectives.