Category: COVID-19

COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Monday, May11, 2020 8:00 a.m. COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief Brought to you by The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce   U.S. Texas Bexar County Total Cases 1,309,541 38,394 1,887 Total Deaths 78,794 1,066 56 MONDAY MORNING OBSERVATION –RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT AND FLASHING YELLOW It’s been 7 weeks sinceSan Antonio and Bexar County issued the joint Stay Home, Work Safe order.  Itis set to expire in 9 days with no indication of being extended.  Last week’s news cycle was an interdependent mess of April unemployment numbers,majorbankruptcy headlines, and more alarming data on COVID-19 impact to...

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Latinos Confront the Pandemic

By Ricardo Romo Latinos live in significant numbers in four states hard hit by the Covid-19 Pandemic: California, Texas, New York, and Florida. It is already evident that the Covid-19 health crisis is changing the way we live, work, and learn, as well as the ways we interact with others. Because Latino families have a lower family income and higher poverty rates than most Americans, their situation is precarious when it relates to job losses, homework via the web, and access to health care. While fast becoming the most serious health crisis of our lifetime, it is too early...

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COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Monday, April27, 2020 8:00 a.m. COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief Brought to you by The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce   U.S. Texas Bexar County Total Cases 895,766 24,631 1,231 Total Deaths 50,439 648 43 MONDAY MORNING OBSERVATION –More It’s now 35 daysinto the Mayor’s Work Safe Order.It is set to expire on April 30th with no mention of extension. The timing of this coincides with a dozen county mayors urging Governor Greg Abbot to return local control, Abbott saying Texas will reopen “massive” amounts of businesses soonand Congress passing a new Covid-19 relief package totaling...

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LULAC and U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Launch Campaign to Save Latino Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Tania Mercado | 626-818-4462 | tmercado@skdknick.com Brianna Dimas | 210-639-5587 | bdimas@ushcc.com April 23, 2020 Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization joins Largest National Hispanic Business Organization for a Campaign to Save Latino Businesses Washington, DC – Today, the League of United Latin American (LULAC), along with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), representing more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, launched the Save Latino Businesses Campaign. The campaign was launched to defend the millions of Latino-owned businesses bearing great financial risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States is home to...

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SAHCC: COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Monday, April 13, 2020 8:00 a.m. COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief Brought to you by The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce U.S. Texas Bexar County Total Cases 561,103 13,484 772 Total Deaths 22.106 271 27 MONDAY MORNING OBSERVATION – The Minority Report: It’s now 21 days into the Mayor’s Work Safe Order and 18 days until it is set to expire on April 30.  It is not clear if the order will be extended so continue to plan for the worst and hope for the best during this rapidly changing environment.  This means small business owners...

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COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND FACT SHEET

Updated April 7, 2020 By Rebecca Helterbrand COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND DONORS San Antonio Area Foundation John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County 80|20 Foundation Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation Bank of San Antonio Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio City of San Antonio, Bexar County Gloria Galt Donor Advised Fund Greehey Family Foundation Harvey E. Najim E. Butt Foundation Holt Family Foundation Houston and Caroline Harte Fund Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Mays Family Foundation The Najim Charitable Foundation Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation Nationwide Foundation NuStar Energy Texas Mutual Insurance Company Tobin Endowment Toyota Motor Engineering...

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WSA Child Care Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Gino MorinWorkforce Solutions Alamo(210) 716-6535gmorin@wsalamo.org Carlos de LeonKGBTexas Communications(210) 317-1592carlosd@kgbtexas.com (April 9, 2020) San Antonio, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has authorized Workforce Solutions Alamo to prioritize and implement emergency child care assistance for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Gov. Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA 14 relating to a statewide continuity of essentialservices and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order references dependent careservices, in support of workers in other essential jobs, as critical.Following TWC’s advisement, WSA revamped and opened intake for COVID-19 Essential Worker Child Care on April 8, 2020. To help...

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Texas Medical Association’s Letter to Our Mayor

Mayor Nirenberg, Thank you for your time to discuss some ideas/recommendations coming from physician members of Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) yesterday.  We appreciate your leadership and everything our City and County are doing to address this crisis.  A group of physicians, including the leadership of BCMS and led by John Nava, MD, chair of the BCMS Public Health Committee, has been meeting weekly to discuss ways to contribute to and assist our City and County leaders to help mitigate the Coronavirus pandemic. First and foremost, our physician members agree and stress that the importance of proper hand-washing and...

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COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Monday, April 6, 2020 8:00 a.m. COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief Brought to you by The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce U.S. Texas Bexar County Total Cases 337,309 6,182 410 Total Deaths 9,643 127 12 MONDAY MORNING OBSERVATION – Unemployment Lives Matter: If last week felt like a busy quiet before a storm, this week’s small business forecast is hurry up and brace.  Here’s the problem, San Antonio is 14 days into the Mayor’s Work Safe Order and Texas is still about a month away from the COVID-19 crisis peak which is likely to impact the...

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Small Business Resource List In Response to COVID-19

NOTICES: CITY OF SAN ANTONIO City of San Antonio – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)The City of San Antonio and Bexar County have a webpage for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 called NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) and located at web address: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus#281783833-businesses- Bexar County Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department – COVID-19   NOTE:  At the City’s NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) business can learn about the latest developments including 1) Financial Aid; 2) Employment; and 3) special information for the restaurant industry.   FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR COVID-19 Federal Government Disaster Financial Business Assistance happening through the U.S. Small Business Administration which can be accessed:...

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COVID-19: San Antonio Small Business Briefing

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Update for Wednesday, March 25, 2020; 8:10 p.m.  San Antonio is two days into the Mayor’s Work Safe Order instructing all businesses to close and stop operations with allowable exceptions.Only businesses and organizations providing necessary products or services to the public can continue to operate. All other businesses shall close; employees to work from home. According to the Perryman Group in Waco, TX,COVID-19 is expected to cost the U.S. economy $973 billion.Not only is the U.S. expected to lose a significant amount of money, 11 million jobs may also be lost.The Perryman Group says it looked at data...

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