In order to keep you informed on the evolving impact of COVID-19 on our local community, the Plano Chamber publishes updates as the Business Bulletin. We will share the top news items that you need to read to stay up-to-date on important health, community, and business issues as they develop.
August 19, 2020
- President Trump’s additional funding for unemployment benefits is expected to begin at the end of August and add $300 to unemployment checks. The CARES Act initially added an extra $600 per week, but that benefit expired at the end of July.
- In a recent briefing on the Coronavirus, Governor Abbott indicated the state’s hospitalizations and positive case rate must decrease before he’ll allow bars to reopen.
- Nearly 3.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March.