Coronavirus – Tools and Resources

 

Even though our office building is closed, we are here to help. Our team has been working hard gathering resources for small businesses while keeping the community informed and updated. During this period of change, you will see more communications, more tools and resources available through our channels, as well as, the opportunity to provide the chamber with some feedback via a survey – coming soon!

IHCC in partnership with Sanitas Medical Center, will provide a thorough overview of Coronavirus COVID-19.

Covers:

                      • Myths and facts of this coronavirus outbreak
                      • Expectations for the coming days, weeks, and months ahead
                      • Clinical guidance including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention resources
ENGLISH – March 31 @ 2:00 pm
SPANISH – April 1 @ 11:00 am
Registration is required – Click the links above to register!

NEWS

3/27

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Signed

Federal Government Approves Relief Package that includes $377 Billion for Small Businesses to apply for loans and grants up to $10 million with no collateral and loan forgiveness. By retaining employees, companies can apply to receive up to two and a half months of payroll, rent and other costs through the federal relief package.” Source: USHCC

Additional Resources

COVID – 19 Mental Health Support

“During this time, we know there are plenty of people in our communities that are stressed and nervous during these days of COVID-19.  We think it is important for them to know they are not alone. The North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) has dedicated a 24/7 COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line for individuals seeking mental health support in Dallas, Kaufman, Rockwall, Hunt, Ellis and Navarro Counties. This line can be reached at, 833-251-7544.  Individuals needing a higher level of support will be transferred directly to our traditional 24/7 crisis line at, 866-260-8000.

Also, as an additional future resource, we offer Mental Health First Aid training to our communities, in most cases at no charge. While we are unable to teach the classes virtually at this time, we are looking forward to making the course available as soon as the COVID-19 crisis has passed.  We would appreciate the opportunity to talk to you more about this important training.

We ask that you please pass this information along to the community.  More community resources can be found on our website https://ntbha.org/services/.  Feel free to contact us with any questions at mhfa@ntbha.org.” Source: NTBHA

Tax Relief

Posing tax relief during the coronavirus outbreak, the individual and corporate taxpayer will have an additional 90 days to pay their taxes. As a result, taxpayers will have until July 15, 2020 to pay the taxes owed.
Note you will still need to file a tax return or an extension by April 15.
This applies only to Federal income tax payments (including payments of tax on self-employment income) due on April 15, 2020, for the 2019 taxable year.

Business Preparedness Checklist

The Irving Hispanic Chamber is actively supporting small businesses and citizens where we work and live. As we continue to educate ourselves, thought leaders from all over the world are sharing resources during this time of crisis.
Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we are sharing best practices to help you understand and prepare your small business on how to navigate the coronavirus period.
Is your small business equipped for the unknown of the coronavirus? The below graphic is designed to help you figure out:
  • What to prioritize
  • How to create a plan of communication with your employees and customers
  • Reevaluate policies for teleworking

Economic Disaster Loan Program 

The coronavirus outbreak has global impact consequences, and it puts many small businesses at economic jeopardy. If your business is struggling financially due to the coronavirus, here is the disaster relief assistance. Click here to apply.