• COVID-19 Updates & Resources

  • Please know that in these uncertain times, your Chamber is here to provide resources and support for all our businesses and non-profit organizations offering valuable products and services to our community.

    The Chamber is closely monitoring the Coronavirus status and staying in touch with community partners to keep our members informed and updated on the situation and any affect it may have on our area.

    Your Chamber office will be continue to be open Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00 pm, with our website promoting you and providing information 24/7, and our entire team is here to answer any questions you may have or connect you with needed resources. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!



    CURRENT ERATH COUNTY COVID-19 CASE COUNTS
    *Includes Total Cases along with Active, Recovered, Deaths and Age Ranges
    (Data updates may be delayed 24-48 hours)

    Local COVID-19 Testing Locations & Details

    Local Vaccination Center set up by Erath County & City of Stephenville

    Find contact info, registration link, and more details HERE.

    CARR (City & Rural Rides) will provide FREE rides to get vaccinations as long as person scheduling lets the reservationist know that is the purpose for the ride.

     

    IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS:

    STATE:
    View Guidelines for Reopening - Checklists for Specific Business Types
    Visit the Office of Governor's website for important COVID-19 updates.
    Visit the Texas Economic Development website for updates on resources for businesses.

     


    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
    Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans by US Chamber

    If you have questions or need help navigating the forms and application:
    Small Business Development Center Contact Info
    Stephenville Economic Development Authority Contact Info

    If you are needing financial assistance, contact your personal banker, CPA and/or attorney as they should be able to help you determine which type of loan is best for your specific situation – some have higher total limits and some have a higher percentage that is forgivable.
    View list of Chamber member BANKSACCOUNTANTS and ATTORNEYS.


    FAQs for Texas Employers during COVID-19 Crisis
    Find information about unemployment, sick leave, rule waivers, etc, HERE.


    Unemployment Benefit Services
    If your employment has been affected by the COVID-19 situation, find details from the Texas Workforce Commission HERE.


    CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention)
    Resources for Businesses & Employers


    CITY & COUNTY UPDATES:


    City of Stephenville UPDATES

    Erath County UPDATES

    SCHOOL IMPACTS:

    Stephenville ISD
    Parents/Students: Find FAQs, Technology, Resources & Support HERE.
    View updates here.

    Tarleton State University
    View up to date information on response to Coronavirus HERE.

    Ranger College Erath County
    View updates here.
     



    SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RESTAURANTS
    Many of our local restaurants are offering curb-side pick up or delivery options. These restaurants have supported the community by donating product to many non-profits, donating gift cards and baskets to local fundraisers, sponsoring local sports teams and so much more!
    Let's show them some support and appreciation!
    We encourage you to:
    - Check out each of their websites for online menus and ordering options!
    - Visit their social media pages and give them a positive review about your favorite menu item or share their posts!
    - Buy a gift card to use later to give the business a little cash flow boost!
    - Order a meal to be delivered to your neighbor, the elderly or a friend!

    View a list of Chamber member restaurants HERE.



    SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RETAILERS
    Many of our local retailers are offering curb-side pickup to make your shopping safer!
    These shops have supported the community by donating gift cards and baskets to local fundraisers, sponsoring local sports teams and so much more!
    Let's show them some support and appreciation!
    We encourage you to:
    -Check out each of their websites and shop online!
    -Visit their social media pages and give them a positive review or share their posts!
    -Buy a gift card to use later to give the business a little cash flow boost!
    -Order a gift to be shipped to your neighbor, the elderly or a friend!
    View a list of Chamber member retailers HERE.



     

    RENT / UTILITY ASSISTANCE:
    If you or someone you know needs assistance with personal rent or utility payments:

    United Cooperative Members ONLY:
    H.O.P.E. is administering an emergency relief fund for United Coop members requiring financial assistance due to the COVID-19 situation.
    Call 254-965-2700 Mon – Fri 9:00 am – Noon to set up an appointment.
    -Must have recent United Coop bill with member #
    -Provide letter from employer regarding hours cut or job eliminated
    -Funds can be used for rent, water, electric, prescriptions

    Local residents (that are NOT United Coop members)
    Erath County United Way has set up a COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist with rent and utilities for those that have been laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
    Call ECUW 254-965-4429 or SEND EMAIL to get application form and details.
    You can make a gift now to the ECUW COVID-19 Community Response Fund by clicking on Tab “How to Help” then “GIVE “on www.erathcountyuw.org. 

     

    Many of our area churches are streaming worship services online through their Facebook page, YouTube channel, or website!
    View a list of local churches with links to their websites and social media HERE.

    If you are new to the area or haven’t found a church home, this is a great opportunity to join a local fellowship virtually. 
    Thanks to technology, while we can’t be together physically right now, we can still be together in heart and spirit online!
    "Don’t stop meeting together with other believers... Instead, encourage each other..." Hebrews 10:25

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