In order to keep our members informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce is providing links to resources from reliable sources including the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Nacogdoches City and County ReOpen Guidelines for employers, employees and customers (click for Spanish) Questions about business reopening procedures, please call 936-559-2510 or email


Nacogdoches COVID-19 Call Center instructions: if you are feeling ill please call 936-468-4787, Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm.
COVID-19 screening instructions from Nacogdoches Memorial Health: 1. Patient MUST consult a physician/provider to receive COVID test order. Patients should call physician office or community clinic first for instructions. All healthcare providers would prefer to avoid walk-in COVID-19 patients for the safety of staff & patients. 2. Physician office/clinic will fax appropriate paperwork to Nacogdoches Memorial’s admissions center who will call patient to schedule testing appointment & give procedural instructions. 3. Patients can't drive up to outpatient testing tent without appointment. Patients with severe or sudden worsening of symptoms, especially shortness of breath, trouble breathing or chest pain, should report to ER for evaluation.

Angelina College Small Business Development Center contact number is 936-633-5400.


News Room

Only the most recent news is posted here. To view an archive, click and go to Chamber News.

TAB Joins Amicus Brief in Response to the Trump Administration's Suspension of Visa Programs - 8/11/2020

Switching from Live to Virtual Events? Here's How to Make the Pivot - 8/11/2020

Tell Congress to Pass COVID Liability Protections Now - 8/10/2020

Action Alert from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - 8/3/2020

COVID -19 Impact on Childcare - 8/3/2020


Nacogdoches Community Stakeholders Conference Calls

March 24, 2020
March 31, 2020

April 7, 2020
Business Resource Webinar
presented by Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation and Angelina College Small Business Development Center held April 9, 2020
April 14, 2020 
April 21, 2020 - with US Congressman Louie Gohmert

April 28, 2020 - with US Senator John Cornyn. 
May 5, 2020 - with Texas Association of Business President and CEO Jeff Moseley

May 12, 2020 - with County Judge Greg Sowell
May 19, 2020 - State of Texas, hospitality industry, Texas Forest Country Partnership, Open SFA, NISD
May 26, 2020 - "New World, New Opportunities" by David Carrizales, Etech and partner reports
June 2, 2020 - with John Gonzales,
Director, Southwest-South Central Region, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 9, 2020 - with presentation by NMC Health Network
June 16, 2020 - reports from local, regional and state leaders
June 23, 2020  - with reports from local, regional and state leaders
July 7, 2020 - with a presentation by Tara Watson-Watkins, President & CEO, Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber, "What to do when COVID Impacts You!"   
July 14, 2020 - with Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges "Mask and Social Distancing Enforcement"
July 21, 2020 - Kevin Warren, Texas Health Care Association "Longtern Care"
July 28, 2020 - with David French, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, National Retail Federation
August 4, 2020 - with Dr. Emily Williams Knight, President and CEO, Texas Restaurant Association & Education Foundation
August 11, 2020 - with Scott Joslove, President and CEO, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association

Webinar links
COVID-19 response information and resources for business:


Return to Work Initiative in Texas
U.S. Treasury Department Releases EZ and Revised PPP Forgiveness Applications - Texas Association of Business

COIVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season - FEMA
OSHA resources for businesses
Governor's Open Texas plan and resources for businesses

Local leader communication resources
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Guide - revised 6/16/2020

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application
Skills Development Fund 
- Texas Workforce Commission
COVID-19 Complaint Tracker

CDC newly added resources (7/16/2020):

COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings
Toolkit for Businesses and Workplaces

Toolkit for Employees and Worker Safety
Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers
Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19
Funeral Home Workers
SARS-CoV-2 Testing Strategy: Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces

Additional CDC resources:
CDC Releases COVID-19 Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds

Decision Tools for Schools and Childcare Programs:

Decision Tools for Businesses and Workplaces:

 Decision Tool for Mass Transit
Re-Opening Business Guidelines for restaurants, retailers, movie theaters and malls - Texas Association of Business

From the US Chamber of Commerce (revised June 15, 2020):

Using Operating Reserves During a Crisis: When and How Much?
Simple Tips to Reopen Safely - Inc. This Morning
Texas Association of Business (TAB)
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Angelina College Small Business Development Center - contact for answers to small buisness loan / grant funding
Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
Rapid Response - Texas Workforce Commission
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Texas Apartment Association
Effective Communications Toolkit - Texas Division of Emergency Management (meets Americans with Disabilities Act requirements)
Employers and employees - tips for working remotely, collaborating effectively, managing a work-from-home team, etc. by Manpower Group
Guidance For Employers - to plan and respond to the coronavirus.
Resillience in a Box - putting a plan in place

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - assistance to businesses struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes collected in February.
Latest Recommendations from Texas Work Force - provided by Texas Association of Business (TAB)

Health and safety information and resources

CDC Guidelines for protecting yourself and others

Workplace Safety

Communities, Schools, Workplaces and Events: guidance for where you live, work, learn, pray and play
Tips for staying safe - printable  and customizable information flyers for businesses. 
Coronavirus Response Toolkit - key messaging, sample posts, social media graphics from the US Chamber of Commerce.

COVID-19 Safety and Health Standards, Control & Prevention - an overview of information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak. Includes links to OSHA standards, control and prevention, by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
CDC YouTube Channel 
Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 information

City of Nacogdoches COVID-19 Dashboard 


Supporting our locals!

Hot Deals - Chamber members modifying operations to "Keep Nacogdoches in Business!"
NACStrong - The Daily Sentinel
Keeping East Texas Open for Business - KTRE TV
Adjusted hours and services - Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO)
Give Blood - CDC encourages donating blood if healthy
Open SFA from Stephen F. Austin State University - information and updates for SFA's facilities and operations
Family and Teacher Learning Resources - Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas


Work Force Solutions Deep East Texas

Nacogdoches County unemployment report 5/22/2020
Deep East Texas unemployment report 5/22/2020


Texas small businesses can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help with the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist prepared by US Chamber of Commerce

How do I apply?


2020 Census operations

Online self-response - timeline for the 2020 Census operations:  self response deadline extended to August 14.
Fact Sheet: 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 (Long Version)

Fact Sheet: 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 (Short Version)

Live response rate map

View video for college students:  where to be counted


Coronavirus Tax Relief news, fact sheets, guidance

Coronavirus Tax Relief - updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
In response to the national emergency and to protect our employees, America’s taxpayers, communities and our partners, the IRS has temporarily closed all Taxpayer Assistance Centers and discontinued face-to-face service throughout the country until further notice. The IRS is continuing to process tax returns, issue refunds and help taxpayers to the greatest extent possible. Click here for more info on taxpayer assistance center closures.

Filing and payment deadlines Q&A
Economic Impact Payment Information

COVID-19-related tax credits for Required Paid Leave provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs


The information contained here is compiled from industry associations, business coalitions and other relevant resources. It is provided as information and a guide to assist and not as a legal recommendation for reopening your business.


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Unless otherwise noted, no part of this website may be reproduced without written permission.