Lost your job or worried you will?

We're In This Together

Let’s keep calm, everyone. Be kind to one another. Take deep breaths. Go for walks. Shop local. Be safe. We’ll get through this.

Just the Facts

Don’t believe everything you read on social media. Don’t listen to rumors, and for goodness sake, don’t spread rumors.

We Can Do This

Our grandparents were called to war. We are simply being asked to stay home and avoid groups for a few weeks.


  • TWC: Staggered Access to Unemployment Benefit Services Portal

  • Texas Workforce Commission

  • SBA/SCORE Houston (COVID-19) Information Webinar Dates

  • Federal Income Tax Return Filing and Payment Relief Info

  • Tips to Stay Secure While Working from Home


On 3/24/2020, the US Senate approved a $2 trillion package with many provisions to assist families and businesses.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Senate CARES bill tax provisions.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Senate CARES bill unemployment provisions.

CLICK HERE for a topline summary of the Senate CARES Act.

CLICK HERE for Senate CARES act questions and answers.


Additionally, the US Department of Labor published new guidelines explaining paid sick leave and family and medical leave (FMLA) and the Families Fires Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a new law that goes into effect April 1st and may apply to businesses in Columbus. 

CLICK HERE for a FFCRA fact sheet for employees.

CLICK HERE for a FFCRA questions and answers document.