Department of Banking's Response to Coronavirus (COVID–19)

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The Texas Department of Banking is working to provide you with the latest information to protect you from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are measures that we have found will be helpful while we work through this difficult Time





Information from the Governor

  • May 19 2020: Governor's  Strike Force to Open Texas
  • April 29, 2020: Governor Abbott Temporarily Allows For Appearance Before Notary Public Via Videoconference For Real-Estate Instruments
  • Small Business Webinar Series  - Series is intended to provide Texas small business owners and entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, and actionable information on COVID-19 recovery resources.
  • April 12, 2020: Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For COVID-19
  • March 25, 2020: Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Major Disaster Declaration
  • March 20, 2020: Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From U.S. Small Business Administration
  • March 20, 2020: Governor Abbott Issues Statement On Texas Supreme Court Temporary Suspension Of Residential Eviction Proceedings
  • March 19, 2020: Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Texas



  • Department of Banking

  • Finance Commission

    • April 1, 2020: Joint Financial Regulatory Agencies’ Guidance on emergency measures for home equity lenders to consider in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


  • March 16, 2020: Proclamation Texas State-Chartered Banks for the Coronavirus

Press Releases

  • March 26, 2020: CSBS - Texas Banking Commissioner and State Banking FSOC Member Charles Cooper Statement
  • March 16, 2020: Department Issues Proclamation to Texas State-Chartered Banks for the Coronavirus

Industry Notices

  • June 23, 2020Interagency Examiner Guidance for Assessing Safey and Soundness Considering the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutions
  • April 8, 2020: Increased Cyber Activity During Times of Crisis
  • April 1, 2020: Trust Company Call Report and Certification of Exempt Status
  • March 30, 2020: Business Continuity Planning Considerations – COVID-19
  • March 23, 2020: Treasury Memo Designates Financial Services Sector Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
  • March 16, 2020: Texas Department of Banking Provides Support and Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID – 19)