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Galveston County TaskForce

In partnership between the Galveston County Health District and local chambers of commerce, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has formed a county-wide COVID-19 Business TaskForce to respond to the needs of the business community during the pandemic.

Click here to view frequently asked questions.

Galveston County Promise

Amidst the pandemic, it is critical that all citizens adhere to safety precautions not only as a means to stay healthy but also to preserve the opportunity to engage, patronize and support small businesses in Galveston County.

Do you pledge to do your best to remain informed of the latest recommended health and safety guidelines, to sanitize your facility frequently, to provide personal protective equipment and sanitation tools to your staff, and to take all steps you can to protect your employees, customers, and the greater Galveston County community?

Make the promise.

Support Local

We urge residents to spend your money locally and support Galveston’s economy. How can you do this? If you need to order something, before purchasing at a large retailer online, call a local business who may sell the same or similar item. Many will be happy to set the item aside for you to pick up while still practicing safe social distancing. Many also offer online sales where you an order from your home. #buygalvestonfirst #supportgalveston #supportthemainland

Click here to visit our online membership directory. 

Child Care Centers, Summer Camps and more

Dance Camp with DLS Dance Studio

  • June 22-25 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Reopening Galveston Survey

Through this short survey, your feedback will inform our efforts on where businesses need the most assistance when reopening.

Take the survey now.

Small Business Loans through Local Banks

For information on applying for a Small Business Loans and other recovery options including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), contact the local banks below for more details.

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HomeTown Bank
(877) 771-1225
Visit their website for more information.

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Moody Bank
(855) 259-8075
Visit their website for more information.

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Texas First Bank
(409) 766-5499
Visit their website for more information.

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Galveston Economic Development Partnership leadership continues to actively monitor and evaluate contingencies necessary for the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the business community.

Visit their website for more information.

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COVID-19 business impact survey

We are dedicated to supporting our business community during this uncertain time. Please take a moment to let us know how your business is being impacted to help us best prioritize our efforts.

Take the survey

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U.S. Small Business Administration

Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19

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Resources for Health and Human Services

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United Way of Galveston has a resource page for people in need of health and human services.

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Vision Galveston wants to ensure the difficulties that many of our families and community members are facing are mitigating as much as possible.

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Local, State, and Federal Resources

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Galveston Regional Chamber COVID-19 Employer Information

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U.S. Chamber: Coronavirus Resource Page

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This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery.

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Texas Workforce Commission – Rapid Response

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At the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the health and well-being of our employers, employees and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers as the situation evolves.

Visit the Rapid Response Page

City of Galveston Updates

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The City of Galveston has been under a Declaration of a Local State of Disaster related to the emergence of the COVID-19 since March 16. Visit their COVID-19 Response for more information.

Visit the City of Galveston for current city updates

Visit the City of Galveston’s Economic Division’s COVID-19 response page here.

Galveston Island Tourism Updates

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Here on Galveston Island, our top priority is the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding COVID-19 and are committed to being responsive to your needs and those of all our guests as the situation evolves.

While information on travel and cancelled or postponed events is constantly changing within the nation’s tourism industry, we are monitoring the situation closely. We are keeping those impacted by this situation in our hearts while still maintaining the level of care and service that our visitors have come to expect from the Galveston hospitality community.

Partners at the Galveston Island Convention Center and Visitors Bureau are keeping these lists updated:

Restaurants Offering Takeout and Delivery
Shopping & Retail Venues Open for Business

Visit for updates and resources regarding the tourism industry.

School Information

Local schools and colleges are taking precautionary steps to protect students, faculty and staff by following the recommendations by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage you to visit the following links for up-to-date information regarding Galveston ISD and institutions of higher education.

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GISD announced that Galveston ISD will extend the suspension of normal district operations through Friday, April 10 in an effort to support the nation’s need to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for more information

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Odyssey will remain closed through Friday, April 10 in an effort to support the nation’s need to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Galveston College is monitoring national, state and local developments of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Texas A&M University at Galveston’s first priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, while supporting continued education and training in response to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The situation is fluid and evolving rapidly.

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The Office of the Provost is closely monitoring developments with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, working with others in UTMB leadership and the four schools to assess risks and plan accordingly.

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