In partnership and communication with the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, the Abilene Chamber of Commerce continues to very closely monitor the fluid situation surrounding COVID-19, also known as the CoronaVirus, for the betterment of the business community.

We will continue to exercise an abundance of caution for the greater good of all concerned, and our staff continues to monitor and communicate with those in positions of authority, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Abilene-Taylor County Health District.

We anticipate it may be days to weeks before our business environment returns to normal, and our staff – although potentially telecommuting if the situation worsens – is on duty and working diligently to assess and align resources that can be of value to our members. If there is something specific that we can do to assist you, your business or all of us as the private sector, please reach out at any time, for any reason. We are available to you.

Undoubtedly, our work in support of our members will continue.

To provide greater context on COVID-19, here are a few links to resources that might be useful:

State of Texas Updates 

The Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS) updates and information.

COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) Poll

In order to best serve our membership, we would like your insights regarding COVID-19 and how it may be affecting your business.

Resources for Businesses and Employers

Plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19

Wages, Hours and Leave

The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies, and their effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Deferred Tax Payments and Waived Penalties

  • Families and small businesses can defer tax payments for 90 days. This covers a broad range of Americans, including small businesses that file as individuals who owe up to $1 million, and other categories of small businesses, sole proprietors, and corporations owing up to $10 million.
  • Penalties and interest that would otherwise apply during this nearly three-month period will be waived.

COVID-19 Updates from Abilene Attractions, Events and Venues




Do you have an immediate or specific need for your business or organization due to COVID-19? We’re here to help you and your business stay informed and safe.

These documents were prepared by the business owner/proprietor using a template from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce are not responsible for the final content or implementation of these documents. The Abilene Chamber of Commerce is not a health authority nor do we advise our members on health-related issues.  Any information extended through this source is provided by third-party authority or opinion.  For information on your particular circumstance please consult your healthcare professional, the Centers for Disease Control ( or the Abilene-Taylor County Health District.