On March 16, 2020 the City of Dallas implemented amended regulations to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Dallas. The amended regulations took effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 16th and will continue until they are rescinded or expire. These amended regulations include:
The Dallas City Council will meet on Wednesday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m. to be briefed on the response and preparation efforts for COVID-19 and will vote on whether to extend the disaster declaration.
To read the full amended regulations click here.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be offering low interest loans to designated disaster areas for use as working capital by small businesses that have suffered substantial economy injury due to COVID-19. These loans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, and accounts payable, as well as other expenses that can't be paid due to the impact of this disaster. The interest on these loans will be 3.75% for small businesses that do not have credit available elsewhere. Businesses that have credit available elsewhere are not eligible. For nonprofits the interest rate will be 2.75%. The loan term is up to 30 years, determined on a case-by-case basis. The maximum loan amount is $2 million.
On March 17, 2020, Texas governor Greg Abbott requested emergency designation for small business disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Click here for more information.
Please check back regularly, as we will update this page as new information is received.
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Stepping up to help businesses, local organizations such as the Dallas Regional Chamber, UNT Health Science Center, the UTD Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce are distributing vital information.