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    FDA Warns of Possible Toxic Hand Sanitizer

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Jun 25, 2020

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to refrain from using nine brands of hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico. The FDA made this announcement after discovering these brands’ hand sanitizers may contain methanol, or wood alcohol, which is a substance that can be toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin.

    Continue reading to find out what brands are affected.

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    Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus cases in Texas, Germs, Toxic Sanitizer, FDA, Hand Sanitizer

    Gov. Greg Abbot Announces Third Phase of Reopening Texas

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Jun 4, 2020

    Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50% capacity.

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    Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Greg Abbott, phase 3, reopening texas

    Frequently Asked Employee Benefits Questions Concerning the Coronavirus

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, May 15, 2020

    The coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to evolve quickly, impacting nearly every aspect of business. Employers are faced with questions about compensation and health benefit coverage for their employees.

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    Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Return to Work, employee benefit questions, Frequently Asked Questions, employee benefits

    Gov. Greg Abbott's Updated Reopen Plan for Texas

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, May 8, 2020

    The stay-at-home order in Texas will expire as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases. This is the latest ramp-up in Gov. Greg Abbott's push to restart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Greg Abbott, Executive Order GA-21, Return to Work, Reopen

    Update From Our CEO

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Mar 27, 2020

     

    Update from our CEO to our colleagues, clients, and community:

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    Tags: Texas, Montgomery County, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Stay Home, Stay Home Stop The Spread

    NEWS BRIEF - Congress Agrees to $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Mar 26, 2020

    On Wednesday, March 25, 2020—after days of debate—Congress agreed to a $2 trillion economic rescue package designed to provide financial assistance to Americans and their families, and billions of dollars in loans for businesses. Voting is expected midday. The package is the largest fiscal stimulus in modern U.S. history and is the government’s most recent response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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    Tags: Congress, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2 Trillion, Relief Bill, stimulus package

    Maintaining Mental Well-being During a Quarantine

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Mar 20, 2020

    In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have recommended that individuals who may have been exposed to the disease self-quarantine at home for 14 days. In addition, public health officials are recommending that healthy individuals practice social distancing, staying at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Following the advice of public health officials can help stop the spread of COVID-19, but if you don’t take proper precautions, your mental well-being could suffer while you’re quarantining.

    If you’re self-quarantining or practicing social distancing, keep the following tips in mind to maintain your mental well-being.

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    Tags: CDC, Coronavirus, COVID-19, WHO, pandemic, quarantine

    Congress Passes COVID-19 Law Requiring Paid Employee Leave - Video

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Mar 19, 2020

    On March 18, 2020, a coronavirus relief law was enacted that includes two types of paid employee leave: sick leave and expanded FMLA leave. This Legal Update video explains further.

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    Tags: Employee Safety, CDC, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Symptoms, COVID-19, Work from home, Paid Leave, Employee

    Soules Insurance COVID-19 Update

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Mon, Mar 16, 2020

    A message from our CEO to our colleagues, clients, and community:

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    Tags: CDC, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Symptoms, Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, WHO, Coronavirus cases in Texas

    Preparing Your Event for Coronavirus

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Mar 13, 2020

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the recent coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) a global public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are common in animal species. Although most don’t affect humans, the most recent strain, COVID-19, does and can easily spread from person to person.

    Coronaviruses typically cause mild upper respiratory tract illnesses, and those affected exhibit cold-like symptoms (e.g., headache, cough, fever, sore throat and runny nose). Some coronaviruses, like COVID-19, can be more severe, and individuals may experience lower-respiratory tract illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia. For the elderly, infants and those with weakened immune systems, COVID-19 can be deadly.

    Because COVID-19 is highly contagious and potentially life-threatening, it’s critical that organizations take the proper precautions to protect individuals. This is especially true for businesses that plan on hosting large events where just one misstep can lead to the quick spread of COVID-19 among attendees. Continue reading for tips from the CDC regarding preparing your event for coronavirus.

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    Tags: Event Planning, Weddings, CDC, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Symptoms, Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, Events, WHO