Navigating Business During COVID-19

TSFA is sharing information from State and Federal Agencies so that you may make an informed decision based on your individual circumstances. 

TSFA's ongoing relationship with TDA has continued communication during this unprecedented time, resulting in Floriculture being an essential business in the Commissioner's Letter to Governor Abbott#texasfloraldesign

Clarification to Governor’s Executive Order issued last week 
by: TSFA Staff
Posted: May 5, 2020 

“Funerals, memorials, burials, weddings, they are all treated the same as Church services that have limited seating arrangements.” For  Wedding Receptions look at the restaurant standards and comply to those standards.” “The positive results we are seeing are the results of one thing.  Texans have been following guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.” Essential Businesses can operate while slowing the spread. 

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Relating To The Expanded Reopening Of Services
by: TSFA Staff
Posted: April 28, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Proclamation

COVID-19 Helpful Resources 
by: TSFA Staff
Posted: April 17, 2020

Loan and Grant Options
by: TSFA Staff
Posted: May 11, 2020

(PPP) Paycheck Protection 
by: TSFA Staff
Posted: April 10, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application & Additional Rules
by: TSFA Staff
Posted: 


On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released the loan forgiveness application (“Application”) for borrowers who participated in the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).

The Application, together with the accompanying instructions and worksheets, provide step by step assistance and guidance for forgiveness of up to 100% of the principal amount of the loans under the PPP and a summary is provided below.

In addition, on May 22, 2020, the SBA published two Interim Final Rules (the “Rules”) providing further clarity on PPP loan forgiveness requirements, the loan review process and the responsibilities of borrowers and lenders.

You can find out more about whether your business qualifies for the PPP loan on the U.S. Department Of The Treasury website or Congress Passed More Funding for the Paycheck Protection Program

CDC Print Materials for Business Use 

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Coronavirus information: TSFA follows the guidance and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. TSFA is aware that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Everyone is encouraged to visit CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding the Coronavirus.

We continue to be in communication with our local partners and stand ready to take all appropriate measures.

The Texas State Florists’ Association is sad about canceling our events this year; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and communities is our top priority. Out of precaution, the TSFA Board of Directors have decided that this is the best course of action for our members and the communities the events were scheduled.

We look forward to the remainder of the 2020 Texas Floral Events. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

As a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

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