This information is not intended to provide legal advice, nor be the authority on COVID-19 updates, and we cannot guarantee real-time updates on every matter. We provide this information as a courtesy for you to use in conjunction with your due diligence.
- Travis County extended the “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe” Orders through December 15, 2020.
- City of Austin Order extended the “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe” Order through December 15, 2020.
- Travis County Approves New Order with Implications for the Construction Industry; Goes into Effect August 14
- Stay Home, Mask, And Otherwise Be Safe – Effective as of 12:01 p.m. July 3, 2020, & continuing through August 15, 2020
- City of Austin Extends “Stay Home-Work Safe” Order-June 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
- House Passes Bill Loosening Rules on PPP Small-Business Loans
- Austin-Travis County Stay-Home Order – Extended again as more Texas businesses reopen
- Governor Abbott April 27, 2020 Open Texas Report
- Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order to Safely and Strategically Reopen Select Services and Activities in Texas- April 17, 2020 | Austin, Texas
- CISA Releases Memorandum 3.0 on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Version During COVID-19 Response
- It is required that those with under 500 employees post the poster found below
- Construction Jobsite Guidelines
- Permitting & Construction Status in Elgin under COVID-19
- Governor Orders Residential Construction as Essential Business
- Governor Abbot Issues Executive Order GA-14 (Overrides inconsistent local COVID-19 policies)
Shelter in Place Orders
Burnet County – Order Rescinding Burnet County Stay in Place and Stay Safe Order
Travis County – April 13, 2020 – Judge Sarah Eckhardt has signed Order No. 2020-7. This order extends the previous Stay Home, Work Safe order and adds requirements for Face Coverings. The Order is effective 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2020, unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order.
Williamson County– Williamson County’s Stay Home Stay Safe order will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Starting May 1, Williamson County businesses will follow Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive orders issued April 27, 2020, to reopen businesses safely and strategically in phases while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
City of Austin – April 13, 2020 – Stay Home-Work Safe Order extended to May 8. A key addition to the order extension will be the requirement that the public wear fabric face coverings when conducting essential work or activities.
COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES
Bastrop County Covid-19 Updates
Brazos County Covid-19 Updates
Hays County – Covid-19 Updates
Travis County Covid-19 Updates
Austin – Travis County Guidance for the Construction Industry
Williamson County Covid-19 Updates
City and County COVID-19 Updates – HBA Austin
Funding and Relief Resources
- A business guide to the new Main Street Lending Program. It offers four- year loans to businesses that meet specific criteria and were in good financial standing before the coronavirus crisis hit. Main Street Lending Program Guide
- Learn more about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the relief package that provides lump-sum checks to many Americans, defers payroll taxes for eligible small businesses, and more. Federal Stimulus Package details
- Help determine loan eligibility, learn how to apply and how much you may be able to borrow, and get information regarding repayment or forgiveness terms. What is the Paycheck Protection Program?
Sample Documents and Safety Information
During these challenging times, there will be much scrutiny of home builders and trade professionals in order to ensure the home building industry maintains its exemption from Shelter in Place Orders. Review the requirements and take the necessary precautions.
- Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
- Construction Jobsite Guidelines
- Sample Response Plan from the Construction Industry Safety Coalition
- Jobsite Safety Poster – English
- Jobsite Safety Poster – Spanish
- Tips for Staying Safe Covid-19