COVID-19

THBI is actively communicating and working with elected officials, state agencies, industry partners and Texas ensures to ensure the state of Texas is on the forefront of combating coronavirus, and taking proper action to keep the state safe during the global outbreak. We will be providing our partners regular updates on how our industry is responding to the epidemic.


THBI UPDATES RE: COVID-19

INDUSTRY RESPONSE

America’s biopharmaceutical companies have joined forces to fight COVID-19. Armed with experience garnered from previous outbreaks and a vast storehouse of knowledge about infectious diseases like influenza, malaria and HIV, researchers are working to develop and deliver diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to save lives and restore the rhythms of daily life for billions of people.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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Federal Agency Resources

White House Guidelines: Opening Up America Again

US Department of Homeland Security
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. They are closely monitoring an outbreak caused COVID-19 and are the go to resource for the U.S.

US Food & Drug Administration
FDA is working with U.S. Government partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and international partners to closely monitor an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.



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Federal Industry Resources

PhRMA Member Company Efforts
This site is updated regularly to provide a snap-shot of 
on-going PhRMA member company efforts to support the detection, prevention and treatment of the coronavirus outbreak. More than 50% of PhRMA’s members are engaged in this effort.

BIO Business Resource Center

As cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) increase around the world, government, and public health leaders are encouraging businesses to consider their responses to highly contagious diseases. This toolkit is designed to keep you informed on several areas of interest.

BIO 
Coronavirus Hub
BIO created the Coronavirus Hub to connect companies with capacity and resources with those that need them. This new hub will enable users to post requests for urgently needed items and announce the availability of supplies and capacity. The portal connects in real-time through customized and searchable postings. 

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State Resources

Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott 
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

The health and well-being of employers, employees and communities is TWC's top priority. They understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of their customers.

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
DSHS is responding COVID-19 outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. For prevention tips, symptoms, traveler information, and healthcare provider resources, see their COVID-19 website.

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
As COVID-19 precautionary measures and illness hinder business activities, CPRIT is committed to supporting our grant applicants and grantees. This site provides guidance on as information becomes available.