May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Business Incentive Program

Recognizing the unprecedented financial impacts to the local economy and to our community's small businesses, the Town Council and the Sunnyvale 4B Economic Development Corporation have approved initial funding of $50,000 to establish the Sunnyvale COVID-19 Business Incentive Program.

This assistance program is designed to provide funding for small businesses to cover economic damages suffered as a direct result from COVID-19 and to result in job retention. This includes business lease or mortgage payments, utility payments, payroll for employees still employed and working at the business and other business expenses.

Applications will be available on Monday, May 4.

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Library to begin curbside service

Beginning, May 4, the Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Curbside service will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

Holds on items can be placed online or you may call the Library to pull and hold items. Once you are notified that your holds are ready, you may park in the Library parking lot and call the Library to let them know of your arrival. Please utilize the spaces in the parking lot and refrain from pulling up in front of the Library or in the aisles; these spaces should remain clear for returns and for the Fire Department.

Please make sure you have your Library card or ID to pick up items. Once confirmed, items will be checked out to you and Library staff will place them directly in the trunk of your vehicle.

If you are needing to return items, please place them in the book drop, as Library staff cannot take items directly. Returned items will disinfected and held in quarantine for 24 hours.

The Library will be allowing patrons to apply for new cards, but will not be issuing plastic cards. Once the Library is fully re-opened to the public, a plastic card will be printed for you. Copy and fax services are unavailable, as are public computers.

Please be patient with the Library, especially in the beginning, as staff are limited. Library staff will be doing their very best to accommodate everyone. We are excited to take this step toward getting back to providing Library services to Sunnyvale!

Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce supporting local businesses

The Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce is encouraging you to shop local, in an effort to re-open Sunnyvale!

Achieve a diagonal or horizontal bingo on the bingo card below between Friday, May 1 and Thursday, May 14 for a chance to be entered into two drawings for $100 worth of gift cards. (Note: bingo squares must be completed between the dates of May 1 and May 14. Squares completed before May 1 are not eligible to be crossed out).

Once you complete a bingo, post your card on social media and tag the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce. You may also email your card to

Winners will be announced on Friday, May 15!

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COVID-19 case count

As of 11 a.m., May 1, DCHHS is reporting 187 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,718, including 106 deaths. The two additional deaths being reported today include:
  • A man in his 20’s who was a resident of the City of Dallas, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.
  • A man in his 50’s who was an inmate of a correctional facility in the City of Hutchins, and had been critically ill in an area hospital.

Of cases requiring hospitalization who reported employment, about 79% have been critical infrastructure workers, with a broad range of affected occupational sectors, including: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, public works, finance, communications, clergy, first responders and other essential functions. Of cases requiring hospitalization, most have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in about a third of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Of the 106 total deaths reported to date, about 40% have been associated with long-term care facilities.

“Today marks our highest day so far in new COVID-19 cases. Our highest three days have all been this week. This increase in positive cases has occurred without any significant increase in testing capacity. We have seen younger people dying from COVID-19 this week and today’s victims add to that list. All this illustrates why we all must make smart decisions and follow the science to #FlattenTheCurve. Please wear face coverings when visiting businesses, limit unnecessary shopping trips and remember #StayHomeSavesLives until we achieve two consecutive weeks of decline,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.

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