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DFW Airport may have to postpone or scale back much of its $3.5 billion capital expansion plan, including construction of a new Terminal F, because of the coronavirus. The airport, which is owned jointly by Dallas and Fort Worth, expects to lose up to $225 million in revenue from airlines and passengers during the next six months, chief executive officer Sean Donohue told DFW board members Thursday.
 
  
President Donald Trump's administration released the new guidance after the AGC raised concerns that many small construction firms appeared to be excluded from the program. While Congress had earlier declared that the program be open to all businesses with 500 or fewer employees, the administration's “interim final rule” issued on April 2 stated that businesses must have 500 or fewer employees and fall below the agency’s small business size standards in order to qualify. The AGC claims the rule would have excluded many construction firms that have fewer than 500 employees but earn more than the SBA rules allow.
  
For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak began, Texas is reporting the total number of people tested by county, giving the public its first glimpse of how testing rates vary within the state. In Dallas County, which has 2.6 million residents, at least 9,500 people have been tested for COVID-19, the data show. In a state where testing has lagged, the new data can help pinpoint areas where testing rates are particularly low and show who among the most vulnerable residents has access to tests.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
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Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Both our Dallas and Fort Worth offices will remain closed as long as the local shelter-in-place orders are in effect. However, all of our staff are working remotely to continue to serve our members during these unprecedented times. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can do for you! 
 
Jack Baxley – VP of Governmental Affairs
817-480-8094
 
Todd Holtz – VP of Operations
940-208-4191
 
Kim Espinosa – Director of Safety
214-683-5849
 
Meloni Raney – President/CEO
972-322-9818
  
During this time of social distancing, all TEXO safety training classes - including Safety First, Medic First Aid/CPR/AED, and OSHA 30 Hour - are in the process of moving to a digital format and will be available soon. We will follow up with further information as we approach the launch date.
 
Contact Kim Espinosa at kim@texoassociation.org with any questions.
  
We are committed to staying in communication with our members to provide timely updates and useful resources throughout this uncertain period, so be sure to keep checking back on our website for a continuously updated list of resources and materials: www.texoassociation.org/resources/coronavirus.
  
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the State of Texas has developed a tool to help essential workers find emergency child care options for their children. While public health experts strongly recommend utilizing the assistance of a relative or trusted neighbor to minimize contact with others, there are caregivers and child care facilities available and willing to help.
 
View the State of Texas’ tool here to find caregivers to come to your home, or a licensed emergency childcare facility near your home or work.
 
For your health and that of your family and community, we recommend exploring home-based care options with a designated caregiver. An alternative option is child care at a facility with availability for your child(ren). Please note that financial aid is available for families who meet the income requirements.
 
If neither options work for you, please complete this form and detail your needs. A representative will contact you to help identify other options for you and your family.
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