Grapevine - Colleyville - Southlake Edition - June 2020

GRAPEVINE COLLEYVILLE SOUTHLAKE EDITION

2020 HEALTHCARE EDITION

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Health care providers seek resourceswhile navigating pandemic

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RESOURCES Private health care providers in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake have resumed most services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the resources those providers say are in short supply.

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BY GAVIN PUGH

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While businesses weigh how to remain protable as they reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, various health care providers in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake have faced their own set of challenges. Some practitioners reported having a dicult time nd- ing reliable access to personal protective equipment. Additionally, the number of health care workers mak- ing unemployment claims was among the highest of such groups throughout the pandemic: Employees at general medical and surgical hospitals, home health care providers and dentists’ oces were respectively the seventh-, 16th- and 17th-top elds for unemployment claims statewide from April 15-May 16. Many health care workers further said that guidance on applying for federal nancial aid programs has been spotty. “Depending on the bank that you worked with, or ... when you got the money, there’s this big question mark of ‘will this loan be forgiven or will it become a loan?’” Dr. Aditi Shah of Azure Dental in Colleyville said. “I really don’t know how they’re going to audit the process. All I CONTINUED ON 16

SUPPLIES: Hand sanitizer COVID-19 testing supplies Face masks and other personal

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COVID19 sparks city budget changes

Sales tax collections dip May sales tax allocations, which generally reect sales in March when stay-at-home orders began, are down compared to the same time last year. MAY 2019 MAY 2020

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and Southlake respectively saw increases of 5.18% and 4.21%. How this scal year ends will also help with plans for the next year. “We still have about $330,000 [in] outstanding [property tax revenue to collect this year],” Colleyville Chief Financial ocer Kyle Lester said at a May 19 City Council meet- ing. “There are a lot of unknowns. Thankfully, we are marching into those unknowns with a high degree of exibility in this city.” See some of the economic consid- erations in the wake of the COVID- 19 pandemic from all three cities inside. CONTINUED ON 20

The governments of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake are exam- ining how the COVID-19 pandemic could aect their future budgets. All three cities are reviewing early reports that show declines in sales tax revenue projected for scal year 2019-20. While they have to grapple with that immediate shortfall, they are also ramping up budgetary plan- ning for scal year 2020-21. Prelim- inary property appraisal numbers show increases in all three cities, but nal values will be released in the coming months. Grapevine saw a 4.71% increase from 2019-20 appraisal values, while Colleyville

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