The Texas Association of Builders is staying up to date on the latest information regarding the coronavirus or COVID-19. TAB is here to help you navigate the information and provide you with accurate information that will assist you in protecting your family and operating your business effectively. The following is a one-stop resource center for you, your family and staff members of helpful information, website links, PDFs and other resources on the Coronavirus. This information was compiled from resources by the National Association of Home Builders, Office of the Texas Governor, Centers for Disease Control, Texas Department of State Health Services, World Health Organization and the White House.
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OTHER STATE INFORMATION:
May 6 - Texans Back to Work Task Force - Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (PDF) and website
April 27 - Texans Helping Texans - The Governor's Report to OPEN TEXAS (PDF)
March 26 - Governor Abbott Requests Release of Federal Unemployment Funds (Letter)
March 24 - COVID-19 News - Help is Available (Comptroller)
March 21 - Price gouging or disaster scams should call the Office of the Attorney General's toll-free complaint line at (800) 621-0508 or file a complaint online.
March 20 - Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From U.S. Small Business Administration
March 16 - Governor Abbott Waives STAAR Testing Requirements
March 13 - Governor Abbott Declares State of Disaster In Texas Due To COVID-19 (Proclamation-PDF)
March 31 -Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order, Implements Statewide Essential Services And Activities Protocols
March 31 -Governor Abbott_Executive Order No. GA-14 Essential Services
March 31 -CISA - Advisory on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
March 31 -GA-14 Essential Services Designation
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COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus FAQs (English)
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus FAQs (Español)
A. Know How it Spreads
• The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
• The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
• These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
B. Take steps to protect yourself
• Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
C. Avoid close contact
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
D. Take steps to protect others
• Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
E. Cover coughs and sneezes
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
• Throw used tissues in the trash.
• Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
F. Wear a facemask if you are sick
• If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
• If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
G. Clean and disinfect
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
• If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.