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COVID-19 Updates for Contractors

 

 

Things are evolving rapidly around the Coronavirus and response to directives to keep our communities healthy and safe. TACCA is very aware that many contractors are small business owners with few employees and a thin profit margin. We are dedicated to monitoring the situation to keep you informed on new developments that could impact you and your business. We will continue to provide new information here as it becomes available to keep you informed to help your business, employees and clients.

 

 

Coronavirus Handouts for Contractors

 

  
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TACCA Update March 26

In addition to information about the economic relief bill, the Texas Comptroller's office offering assistance in the form of short-term payment agreements and possible waivers of penalties and interest, and a notice for contractors working in residential construction, TACCA seeks your help determining the answers and resources the Department of Labor can provide to employers on the FFCRA leave requirements. Read more HERE.

 

 

TACCA Update March 25

The March 25 update includes guidance for employers and employees from the Department of Labor on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act leave, IRS People First Initiative, and FAQs from Federated Insurance. Read more HERE.

 

  

TACCA Update March 24

The March 24 update includes information about the TDLR license waiver, clarification on essential businesses, what classification as an essential business means for you, and a registration link to a free online summit from Service Roundtable. Read more HERE.

 

 

HVAC/R is Essential Business

The Federal Department of Homeland Security has published an Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Service Provider (ESP) designation, and so far there is no Texas-specific ESP designation. Governor Greg Abbott has left decisions on shelter in place orders up to individual counties, and Dallas County referenced the federal ESP designation in its shelter in place order.

 

TACCA contacted the Department of Homeland Security Dallas office which verified that HVAC/R is considered "essential" as part of the construction workforce. Based on this and a conversation with the Governor's office, we are confident HVAC/R is considered essential in the State of Texas. TACCA members received additional information about this via emai Contact us for a letter verifying your status as an essential business. JOIN TODAY to get the most up-to-date information. 

 

 

TACCA Update March 23

The March 23 update includes information on Essential Service Providers, Small Business Administration loans (and why you should wait on pending legislation before taking one out), and unemployment information for you and your employees. Read more HERE.

 

TACCA Update March 20

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and President Donald Trump signed it into law just a few hours later. The bill will go into effect on April 2,2020, and provides, among other things, free testing, paid leave and enhanced unemployment insurance benefits for people affected by COVID-19. Read more HERE.

 


Helpful Links

Follow the links below for more information from these agencies and organizations.

 

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 World Health Organization
 Internal Revenue Service
 U.S. Department of Labor
 Small Business Administration
 Occupation Health and Safety Administration
 FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control
 U.S. Government


 Air Conditioning Contractors of America
 Texas Department of State Health Services
 State of Texas Resources
 Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

 

Contact us with any questions or for additional information.

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13706 Research Blvd. #214,
Austin, TX 78750
Phone: 800-998-HVAC (4822)
FAX: 512.320.0952

Mission

Our mission is to promote quality and professionalism, help our members become more profitable, and enhance the HVAC/R industry's image with the consumer. TACCA is focused on providing information, benefits, education and legislative representation to our members.

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