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Click on the COVID-19 page to your left for more information.

For information from Cooke County please visit: https://www.co.cooke.tx.us/ 

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3/26/2020

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03/18/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and preparations

Texas insurers waiving cost-sharing

The following health insurers and health maintenance organizations, representing more than 95% of the state-regulated market in Texas, are waiving consumer costs for medically-necessary testing of COVID-19. Many also are offering telemedicine at no cost to consumers. Check their websites for more information:

· Aetna (CVS)

· Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

· Cigna Health of Texas, Inc. 

· Community Health Choice, Inc.

· Golden Rule Insurance (UHC)

· Humana Health Plan of Texas, Inc.

· Molina Healthcare Insurance Company of Texas

· Oscar Insurance Company

· Scott & White Health Plan

· Superior Health Plan (Centene)

· United Healthcare Insurance Company

URGENT information for small businesses & non-profits:

Small Business Administration Economic
Injury Disaster Loan Program - COVID-19

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities. Texas is currently working with SBA to qualify for this declaration.

Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and some private nonprofit organizations that have suffered substantial economic injury due to COVID-19 may be eligible for an EIDL of up to $2 million, which will provide the necessary working capital to help businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. EIDL assistance will only be available to small businesses when the SBA determines they are unable to obtain credit elsewhere.

In order for Texas to receive an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Declaration, the following must occur:

Affected businesses will need to fill out an Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet certifying the business has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19 and are in need of financial assistance.

The City of Gainesville Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) and Chamber of Commerce, are reaching out seeking Economic Injury Worksheet submissions.

Your assistance in this effort is critical in order to facilitate the declaration and certification process.

You can find the Economic Injury Disaster Declaration form for small businesses of 500 employees or less at the link below.

Please return the forms to the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce by Friday, March 20, 2020. Email: Info@GainesvilleCofC.com

If the effects from COVID-19 are not yet realized,but you anticipate an impact, you may update this information and resend when you have a more accurate account of the impact.

Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Businesses

03/17/2020

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

For more resources from the White House, please visit whitehouse.gov

Open Meeting Laws Subject to Temporary Suspension

Please use the link below to access our list of event cancellations for the City.

http://gainesville.tx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=443 


Cooke County Declaration of Local Public Health Emergency:

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03/16/2020

We care about the safety of our citizens, please utilize our online bill pay to avoid any unnecessary traveling. Link is below:

http://www.gainesville.tx.us/161/Payments

You can also mail your payment to City Hall: 200 S. Rusk Gainesville, TX 76240.


03/13/2020

From the State of Texas Governor Greg Abbott:

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