As the Houston region moves to reopen our economy, it is important that we do so safely, sustainability and successfully. Get best practices, tools and guidance from the Partnership's Houston Work Safe Program and take the pledge to be a Work Safe Company.
These guidelines and resources are intended to support businesses across the greater Houston region as they reopen and remain focused on the steps needed to resume work safely, sustainably and successfully.
The Partnership has created a repository of tools and guidance for regional employers by sector.
To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.
Provides guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus in the workplace.
The Resilience in a Box toolkit is helpful for businesses that need help putting a plan in place.
Visit the Greater Houston Business Recovery Center (link above) for a full list of financial and advisory resources. Additional helpful links are below.
Resources for small businesses compiled by the U.S. Chamber including toolkits, financial relief options.
The Office of the Texas Governor provides COVID-19 updates, resources, and information for Texas businesses.
State resources including information for Employers impacted by COVID-19.
SCORE is offering advice and assistance from its business mentors, including how to navigate financial challenges during unprecedented challenges.
With 14 locations, the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network open and available to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The City of Houston Emergency Operations Center maintains this page with case updates and local resources.
The latest from the CDC on the U.S. response to the virus.
Global case updates, travel advice and more from the WHO.
Case figures across the county, resource phone numbers and more from the Harris County Health Department.
KPRC has outlined local drive-through testing locations.
Texas Department of State Health Services’ information on COVID-19.
A live look at confirmed cases around the world by country and region.
Commonly asked questions around COVID-19 including how it spreads, how to protect yourself and signs and symptoms.
Covers school closures, superintendent debriefs and other information related to school districts across the state.
Here are some best practices from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that you can follow to manage the situation for your employees and customers.
Here are some tips for small business owners looking to manage fears among employees during an uncertain time.
Aimee Woodall of The Black Sheep Agency offers best practices on how businesses can engage their customers from a distance.
Even if you need to close due to health and safety concerns, there are ways to keep serving your customers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Tips and strategies for teleworking from a Houston thought leader.
Businesses are increasingly relying on their Internal Communications teams to quickly disseminate information to employees. For many companies, Human Resources or Communications takes the lead in those efforts.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes.
State resources for those whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.
Guidance on applying for benefits if your job has been affected.
This site managed by Texas Workforce Solutions offers up-to-date job listings across the state by city and zip code.
Consider these tips to help you navigate your next steps, from filing an unemployment claim to embarking on a new job search in the middle of an unprecedented crisis.
The Houston region's ability to recover from the pandemic depends greatly on the resources available to our community. Federal funding to support healthcare, education, infrastructure and other critical services depend on an accurate count of our region. Census results also determine political representation. Unfortunately, the Houston region’s response rate to the 2020 Census is trailing behind the nation. If you haven’t already, please fill out the Census via the link below. To learn more about the impact of the Census on the Houston region click here.
An infectious disease expert from Rice University talks about the good, the bad and the future effects of our response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Report from the collaborative Understanding Houston that analyzes community data to better understand how COVID-19 stands to impact vulnerable populations in the Houston area.
Latest headlines and frequently asked questions at the local level.
Up to the minute updates on the coronavirus situation in the Houston area.
Coronavirus updates across the state.
COVID-19 is rippling through the U.S. economy and impacting workers. To provide policymakers and the public with guidance on steps to take to mitigate widespread economic shock, the Economic Policy Institute put together this toolkit with research-based analysis.
Analysts' outlook on how the U.S. will cope during and after the shutdown.
As governments make significant interventions in response to the coronavirus, businesses are rapidly adjusting to the changing needs of their people, their customers and suppliers, while navigating the financial and operational challenges.
The majority of Houston-area families report COVID-19 is negatively impacting well-being, employment, education and more, according to this community impact survey.
This article is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.
Edelman conducted a 12-market study on the critical role brands are expected to play during the coronavirus pandemic, completed on March 26.
Updates, financial assistance and other information from Harris County.
United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation have come together help support those in the Houston area who have been impacted by COVID-19 and those who may be impacted by unforeseen economic conditions.