UPDATED TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020

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Local Businesses:

Please continue to check out the Local Business Resources page on the website at www.caldwelltx.gov/local-business-resources/  this page is for all businesses. We are updating this page with resources available daily.
For more information about COVID-19 please visit www.caldwelltx.gov/covid-19/
Stay Safe and Healthy!

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that child care facilities, massage and personal care services, youth clubs and youth sports may immediately reopen; that restaurants may open with 50% capacity immediately; that bars, bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, zoos and aquariums may reopen on May 22, 2020 with 25% capacity; that youth camps and professional sports may reopen effective May 31.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT ANNOUNCED THE NEXT PHASES OF THE OPEN TEXAS PLAN. 

It is important that best practices for social distancing and precautionary measures are continuing to be taken by all to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. During this unprecedented time, the City of Caldwell urges everyone to participate in keeping our community healthy and safe by following the State of Texas Executive Orders, Re-Open Texas Plan, the CDC, and Texas DSHS guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.  

The Governor’s Report To OPEN TEXAS  

As of April 17, 2020, Governor Abbott established by Executive Order GA-17 the Strike Force to Open Texas—a team of nationally recognized medical experts along with private and public leaders who will advise the Governor on safely and strategically reopening the state of Texas. 

In accordance with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18, the following are the minimum recommended health protocols for Texas as outlined in the report.

Minimum Recommended Health Protocols (PDFs) shown below:

Open Texas Checklists – Effective May 8, 2020

For more information about the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas, visit the strike force webpage. 

View the The Governor’s Report To OPEN TEXAS  

 POSTED MAY 5, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

ON MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020

GOVERNOR ABBOTT ANNOUNCED THE NEXT PHASES OF THE OPEN TEXAS PLAN. 

 It is important that best practices for social distancing and precautionary measures are continuing to be taken by all to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. During this unprecedented time, the City of Caldwell urges everyone to participate in keeping our community healthy and safe by following the State of Texas Executive Orders, Re-Open Texas Plan, the CDC, and Texas DSHS guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.  

The Governor’s Report To OPEN TEXAS  

As of April 17, 2020, Governor Abbott established by Executive Order GA-17 the Strike Force to Open Texas—a team of nationally recognized medical experts along withprivate and public leaders who will advise the Governor on safely and strategically reopening the state of Texas. 

In accordance with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18, the following are the minimum recommended health protocols for Texas as outlined in the report.

Minimum Recommended Health Protocols (PDFs)

This Friday, Texas will start getting back to work. In an address this afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott announced that his “stay-at-home” order would expire as intended on April 30, 2020. 

That means that starting Friday, May 1st, 2020 owners of:

  • restaurants, 
  • malls, 
  • movie theaters, and 
  • all other retail establishments in the Lone Star state will be clear to go back to business — with the important provision that they limit customer occupancy to no more than 25% of maximum. This is an occupancy rate that many essential businesses have already been holding to.

Phase 1 of his reopening plan will last for two weeks, during which time the state will increase testing, contact tracing and isolation to “box in expansion of COVID-19.” Only if no outbreaks are detected during that time will the state move to Phase 2 — allowing 50% of capacity. Hopefully by May 18, “if no flareup.”

“There are some businesses I want to open, but [which] are not safe to open at this time,” like hair salons, bars and gyms. Abbott said he hopes to see those reopen in Phase 2. Further off comes Phase 3.

“Safely Opening Texas for Business Requires 4 Things:

  1. Commitment to continue safe distancing practices that reduce the spread of COVID-19;
  2. Reliance on doctors, and data to provide the safest strategies;
  3. Focus on protecting the most vulnerable from exposure of COVID-19;
  4. A reminder that it is entrepreneurs that drive the Texas Economy.

WE ARE TEXANS, WE GOT THIS!”

For more information about the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas, visit the strike force webpage. 

View the The Governor’s Report To OPEN TEXAS  

 POSTED APRIL 27, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

 

Texas Plans for Re-Opening Businesses

On, Friday, April 17, 2020, Governor Abbot issued a new order that positively affect small retail businesses in Caldwell. This order allows retail businesses to reopen as of next Friday for pickup, delivery to the customer’s door, and delivery by mail as long as compliance with the Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS) requirements are maintained.
Here’s the language: (to view all of the executive orders please go to www.caldwelltx.gov/ )
“Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, retail services that are not ‘essential services,’ but that may be provided through pickup, delivery by mail, or delivery to the customer’s doorstep in strict compliance with the terms required by DSHS. The DSHS requirements may be found at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.”

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers, Employees, and Customers of Reopened Retail Services

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MORE RESOURCES
  • For those of you that are looking for some extra resources and things to keep busy during this time check out https://www.score.org/ . This website has some useful tools, and webinar information that might be helpful.
  • Instagram has new stickers that are great for businesses! Here is a link to the details. https://wersm.com/new-instagram-stickers-to-help-small-businesses-survive-the-pandemic/
  • Entergy Texas created a hub of resources for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on the benefits made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. That hub can be found here: https://www.entergy.com/covid-19/txsmbiz/ The site builds on the great work of so many of our community partners across Southeast Texas. We plan to share this site with our customers, particularly our small business customers, who are in need of assistance at this time.

POSTED: THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Governor’s Office hosted the first webinar of a series for Small Businesses, this was the first of many to come over the next few weeks. Below is a recording from the Webinar. There will be additional webinars over the next few weeks so be on the lookout for them here https://gov.texas.gov/business/events
For More information from the Office of the Governor checkout https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/coronavirus
To view the recorded webinar, click here.
Brazos Valley Council Of Governments (BVCOG) released this week’s updates for Federal Assistance Opportunities
POSTED FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020

ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020 GOVERNOR ABBOTT DECLARED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER (No. GA-14) ISSUED BY THE STATE IS EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020. It is important that precautionary measures are being taken by all to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. During this unprecedented time, the City of Caldwell urges everyone to participate in keeping our community healthy and safe by following the State of Texas Executive Order, the CDC, and Texas DSHS guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

STATE OF TEXAS EXECUTIVE ORDER  

THIS ORDER IS FROM THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 

This executive order is in accordance with guidance from DSHS Commissioner and to achieve the goals established by the President to reduce the spread of COVID-19, every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.

“Essential services” shall consist of everything listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0, plus religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship. Other essential services may be added to this list with the approval of the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). TDEM shall maintain an online list of essential services, as specified in this executive order and in any approved additions. Requests for additions should be directed to TDEM at EssentialServices@tdem.texas.gov or by visiting www.tdem.texas.gov/essentialservices.

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,
  • massage establishments,
  • tattoo studios,
  • piercing studios, or
  • cosmetology salons;
  • provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options for food and drinks is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.

EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM 04/02/2020 THROUGH 04/30/2020 COULD EXTEND BEYOND SAID DATE. 

RESOURCES: 

This situation is quickly changing, and information regarding the city’s response to the coronavirus will be posted on the city’s website https://www.caldwelltx.gov/. For questions regarding city services visit the website or call 979567-3901. 

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

CITY OF CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY AND THE STATE OF TEXAS ISSUE DISASTER DECLARATIONS, AND GOVERNOR ABBOTT ISSUES AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR THE STATE

The City of Caldwell is closely monitoring information provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS), and decisions made by our partners at Burleson County, Caldwell ISD, and other agencies. As more information becomes available and the local impact changes, the City of Caldwell along with community leaders remain vigilant to make the appropriate decisions to safeguard the public in an abundance of caution. 

Currently, there is a confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community or the county, and we encourage members of the public not to panic. Essential city services will continue to be provided.  

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 GOVERNOR ABBOTT DECLARED A PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS, AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED BY THE STATE IS EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 UNTIL MIDNIGHT FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020. It is important that these measures are being taken by all to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. During this unprecedented time, the City of Caldwell urges everyone to participate in keeping our community healthy and safe by following the State of Texas Executive Order, the CDC, and Texas DSHS guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

STATE OF TEXAS EXECUTIVE ORDER  

THIS ORDER IS FROM THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS 

This public health disaster declaration gives state and local officials important tools to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The following orders have been issued by Governor Abbott: 

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 in 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. 

This executive order is NOT a shelter in place order. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and other stores will remain open. Critical infrastructure will still be operational, and domestic travel will be unrestricted, government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services. 

EFFECTIVE MIDNIGHT 03/20/2020 UNTIL MIDNIGHT 04/03/2020 COULD EXTEND BEYOND SAID DATE. 

RESOURCES: 

This situation is quickly changing, and information regarding the city’s response to the coronavirus will be posted on the city’s website https://www.caldwelltx.gov/. For questions regarding city services visit the website or call 979567-3901. 

POSTED: THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 @ 3:00PM

Executive Orders To Open Texas 4.17.2020
STATE OF TEXAS EXECUTIVE ORDER (GA-14) 3.31.2020
CALDWELL DISASTER DECLARATION 3.19.2020
STATE OF TEXAS EXECUTIVE ORDER 3.19.2020