Daily Business Bulletin – April 6, 2020

In order to keep you informed on the evolving impact of COVID-19 on our local community, the Plano Chamber will be publishing updates every weekday as the Daily 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.

April 6, 2020

Federal Updates

  • The Federal Reserve is working to ensure capital is available for large and smaller companies to keep the financial markets functioning during this crisis.
  • Congressional leadership have begun discussions on timing and content for 4th relief bill, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicating the bill should fix anything left out of the CARES Act, and support our healthcare systems’ efforts to end the spread of COVID-19.


State/Local Updates

  • Governor Abbott issued a statewide order that only “essential services” could remain open across Texas and attempted to clarify which businesses were deemed essential.  The Governor’s order supersedes any local or regional order that was more strict with regard to limiting businesses.  Shortly after Gov. Abbott’s announcement, Collin County Judge Chris Hill announced he has rescinded his executive order previously declaring all businesses essential and the City of Plano cancelled its meeting to consider its own version of a stay-at-home order.
  • Governor Abbott also announced that all Texas schools would remain closed until May 4th.
  • The Texas State Supreme Court has extended its moratorium on residential evictions until April 30.


Join Congressman Taylor and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

With various programs and resources available, its important Collin County businesses have the most up-to-date information about the tools at their disposal.

The United States Chamber is working closely with the White House and federal agencies to inform and equip businesses with the most important and current information so that they may prepare their business for the near and long-term impact resulting from the economic effects of the pandemic.

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm CST

To participate in the event, simply register at the link below. Upon receiving your RSVP, Congressman Taylor’s office will email you credentials and instructions to access the webinar.

To help facilitate an efficient event with as much information provided as possible, please submit your questions prior to the webinar by emailing your questions to RepVanTaylor@mail.house.gov.