[COVID-19] RESOURCES

In addition, to follow are links to COVID-19 information from HD 101 area local governments, medical providers, institutions of higher education and school districts. For information from the Department of State Health Services, click here.

[UPDATED: JULY 6, 2020]

ALL TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

ARLINGTON ISD

MEALS INFORMATION:
Meal Information, pick up locations and menu: https://www.aisd.net/coronavirus/student-meal-plan-during-school-closure/

PICK-UP DAYS ARE MONDAYS & THURSDAYS ONLY BETWEEN 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Arlington ISD Food and Nutrition Service personnel will be distributing frozen or refrigerated food that is packaged much like you’d get at a grocery store.

    • The Arlington ISD will provide a menu as a suggestion for how to use the food items, but families will be able to choose when and what combination of food to eat as preferred.
    • Mondays families will pick up three breakfasts and three lunches per child 18 and under; Thursdays families will pick up four breakfasts and four lunches per child 18 and under.
    • Meals will continue to be distributed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday ONLY.
    • Drivers are asked to open the trunk or rear hatch so an Arlington ISD staff member can place the items in the car.
    • If you’re not planning to eat the food immediately, please follow these guidelines to make sure food remains safe to eat at a later time:
      • Discard all perishable foods and beverages that have been left out longer than 2 hours
      • Refrigerate or freeze, as appropriate, foods and beverages as soon as possible but always within 2 hours.
    • No student ID or other form of identification is required if child is present.
    • The USDA has waived the requirement that the child be present to receive the meal. A district now has the option to allow parents/guardians to pick up meals for their children who are not present if appropriate documentation is shown.ANYONE REQUESTING MEALS FOR A CHILD WHO IS NOT PRESENT WITH THEM MUST SHOW ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION:
      • Student ID badge from the child’s school
      • Student report card from the 2019-20 school year
      • Birth certificate
      • An official letter/email from a district, charter or private school showing children in the household

     

MANSFIELD ISD

MISD: Student Nutrition

To ensure that children continue receiving delicious and nutritious meals throughout the summer, Mansfield ISD will kick off its sixth annual free summer meals program.

Starting May 29, all kids up to age 18 and adults with special needs up to age 21 will receive the free food from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. (Three breakfast meals and three lunch meals will be provided on those days.)

The food distribution sites are:

  • Glenn Harmon Elementary School
  • D.P. Morris Elementary School
  • Annette Perry Elementary School
  • Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
  • Della Icenhower Intermediate School
  • Lake Ridge High School

View the menu.

Children do not have to be an MISD student to receive the meals, and families can visit any of the participating sites.

The packaged meals are distributed in a drive-thru fashion. Walkers and bike riders are also welcome to grab a meal to go.

No one will need to exit their personal vehicles; and if the child is not present, a form of ID or proof of enrollment will need to be presented on site.

Examples of ID and proof of enrollment are:

  • An official Letter/email from school that shows children as enrolled
  • An individual student report cards
  • An attendance record from parent portal of school website
  • A birth certificate for children not in school
  • A student ID card

The last day of service will be Friday, July 31.

For meals locations across Texas, visit: txschools.gov

Daycare Information:  New Emergency Rules for Day Care Operations

 

Fall Reopening 2020

Parents, please note that the deadline to submit your child’s application for the MISD Virtual Learning Academy has been extended to Monday, July 20. The district asks that parents submit their decision by that date for planning and staffing purposes.

 


GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES

TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
Site includes lists of all public institutions of higher education and the status of each institution. A list of private institutions is in the process of being compiled.

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
Unemployment benefits
Help for Jobseekers
Help for Employers
Child Care Information

Your Texas Benefits

  • SNAP: Helps families buy food for good health.
  • TANF: Helps families with children age 18 and younger pay for basic needs.
  • CHIP/Medicaid: Helps cover visits to doctors, dentists, and hospitals. Also covers medicines ordered by doctors and dentists.
  • Support Services: Helps people with daily living needs, caregivers, and people with mental health, drug or alcohol issues.
  • WIC: Helps pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5 buy healthy foods.



UT ARLINGTON
To ensure the health and safety of UTA students, faculty and staff, the University will continue all instruction in an online format through Maymester and the Summer 2020 Term. There will be no in-person instruction during this time.

Students are encouraged to take the Online Learning Technology and Preparedness Survey to inform faculty and staff of technological capabilities as the University prepares to deliver instruction and services through online platforms.

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE
UPDATED 4/9: TCC will continue to operate virtually through the end of the Summer term. MORE DETAILS

  • TCC will continue to operate virtually through the end of the Summer term; specific details will be sent to students, faculty, and staff in the coming days.
  • TCC has made the decision to offer Fall 2020 classes predominantly online.

ATMOS ENERGY
Atmos Energy understands that the coronavirus outbreak may cause some of our valued customers to experience financial difficulty, whether because of illness, quarantine or a disruption at work. As part of its commitment to serving and working with its customers throughout this difficult time, Atmos Energy has temporarily suspended natural gas disconnections. For more information, visit: https://www.atmosenergy.com/customer-service/get-help-paying-your-bill

ELECTRIC, WATER & WASTEWATER
On March 26, the Public Utility Commission of Texas ordered a temporary moratorium on disconnections of electricity, water and wastewater for those unable to pay their bills. More details, click here. The moratorium continues through July 17.

Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program: https://txcovid19erp.org/

TXU
If a customer is unable to pay their bill, we’re here to help. To take advantage of this assistance, TXU Energy customers should call 1-800-242-9113.

INTERNET PROVIDERS

  • Altice USA, providers of Suddenlink services, is offering free broadband for 60 days to families with school-aged kids who don’t currently have home internet. Eligible households should call 888-633-0030 to enroll.
  • Charter, providers of Spectrum services, says it will expand access to high-speed broadband for households with school-age children and college students. Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband at any level and Wi-Fi access to those who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 844-488-8395.
  • Comcast, providers of Xfinity, says it’ll offer its Internet Essentials service, normally $9.95 per month, free for 60 days to new qualifying households. Comcast also says it increased the speed and people won’t be charged an additional fee.
  • All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data.  Additionally, we’ll continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. We’ve expanded eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Additionally, we’re offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service.

The following is a list of organizations helping our community by providing aid for those in need to food, housing, health services and more. This list is for those who need help or would like to find ways to help others. As we receive new and updated information, we will update this list.

Name & Website Services Hours Phone Number Address Current Needs (4/8)
211 Agency Referrals N/A 2-1-1 or
(877) 541-7905
N/A
American Red Cross Blood donation Appointments online or by phone (214) 678-4800 2055 Kendall Drive, Dallas, TX 75235 Severe blood shortage due to Coronavirus
Arlington Charities Food Bank, Clothing, Toiletries Call for Appointment:
Monday – Friday: 9:15 AM – 1 PM
817.275.1511 811 Secretary Drive, Arlington, Texas 76015 Offering meals by drive-thru
Arlington DFW Child Care Provider Association Child Care listing and resources N/A 214-986-1912 P.O. Box 180552, Arlington, TX 76096 NEED: Bleach, hand soap, paper towels, toiletries, class/ information on infectious diseases, hazard pay, consolidated resources.
Arlington Hearts & Hands Food Pantry at North Davis Church of Christ Monday – Friday: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday: 6pm – 7pm

(817)  459-4950 1601 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX 76012 NEED: Pinto beans, cereal
Arlington Housing Authority Homeless Services, Rental Assistance Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. 817-275-3351 501 W Sanford Street, Suite 20, Arlington, TX 76011 Operating as usual but encouraging online options
Arlington Life Shelter Shelter Services, Employment, Health Services 24-hour services to address COVID-19 817-548-9885 Arlington Life Shelter: 325 W. Division St., Arlington, Texas 76011
Epworth UMC: 1400 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX 76013
Still doing intake, at capacity of 50 people/ day, will increase capacity by June 1; NEED: operating funds, extra staff, face masks, cleaning supplies, PPE, twin sized blankets.
Arlington Urban Ministries Emergency Financial Assistance, Homelessness Prevention, Food Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm (817) 861-8585 701 Dugan Street, Arlington, Texas 76010 15-20 applications/day; NEED: sack lunches, bottled water, easy to eat food, snacks, etc.
Carter BloodCare Blood donation N/A 1-800 Donate 4 2205 Highway 121, Bedford, Texas 76021 Reminder that COVID-19 is not blood transmissible and they need donations.
Catholic Charities FW Transportation, Immigration, and Dental Clinic services will continue at Main Campus Monday – Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm 817.534.0814 249 West Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76115 Assembled Emergency Response Team for continuity of service
Center for Transforming Lives Homelessness services, Child Care 24/7 (817) 332-6191 512 West 4th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Common Ground Mansfield Food services, Donations for MISD N/A (866) 526-7069 PO Box 1049, Mansfield, TX 76063 Money and meals for kids
Grand Prairie United Charities Food Bank Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri:  9am – 1pm 972-262-2014 1417 Densman Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051  Money and food
Harvesting in Mansfield Food Pantry Tuesday: 9:30am – Noon
2nd Thursday: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
4th Saturday: 9:00 – 11:00 am
(817) 453-3663 150 S 6th Ave, Mansfield, TX 76063 500-600 families/week, capacity to reach up to 1,000/week; NEED: funding and meals for children
Lifeline Shelter for Families Housing Assistance in GP Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm 972-237-5546 2341 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75051 NEED: money, diapers, formula, baby-related needs
Meals on Wheels Meals for Seniors Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
817-336-0912 5740 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, TX 76117 NEED: help funding meals.
Mission Arlington Emergency Financial Assistance, Food, Transportation Volunteer Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Mon-Sat)
Drop-Off Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Mon-Sat)
Emergency Assistance:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri).
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Sat).
817-277-6620 210 W South St, Arlington, TX 76010 They are close to reaching capacity; NEED: food, diapers, money for rent aid.
North Texas Food Bank Food bank; Donations Monday -Saturday: 8:30am-4:30pm General
(214) 330-1396
Food Assistance:
1-855-719-7627; 214-269-0906
3677 Mapleshade Ln, Plano, TX 75075 Operating as usual; Focused on elderly, children of low-income households, families without supplies
One Safe Place Food, Clothing, Healthcare, Counseling (domestic violence oriented) Monday – Friday: 8am-7pm 817-885-7774 1100 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104 Operating under interim guidelines but continuing service
SafeHaven TC Counseling, Transitional Housing, Emergency Shelter (Women & Children affected by domestic violence) 24/7 Hotline: 1-877-701-SAFE 817-535-6462 1010 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011 At capacity; NEED: help publicizing hotline number.
Salvation Army Shelter Services, Food Monday – Saturday: 10am-6pm (817) 860-1836 712 W. Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76013 Served over 1,000 families, at or over capacity; NEED: money dry goods, canned goods, peanut butter, fruit, soups, vegetables, pasta sauces, snacks, granola, bedding, laundry detergent, bedroom/ bathroom items. Click here for more.
Sixty & Better Meals for Seniors Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm (817) 413-4949 1400 Circle Drive, Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX 76119 Trying to find a way to continue serving meals even though all activity centers are closed
Tarrant Area Food Bank Food bank; Donations Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

817-857-7100 2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107 Still packaging food for the community and delivering it through their partners
Tarrant County Coronavirus Information Hotline Coronavirus Information Monday – Friday 8am-5pm Hotline: 817-248-6299 100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196
Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Housing, Transportation, Medical, Shelter, Employment Resources Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm (817) 996-8800 300 S Beach St, Fort Worth, TX 76105 Operating as usual
The Women’s Center of Tarrant County Counseling, Crisis Hotline, Employment Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Main Office: 817.927.4040

Satellite Office: 817.548.1663

Main Office: 1723 Hemphill, Fort Worth, TX 76110

Satellite Office: 401 West Sanford, Ste. 1200, Arlington, TX 76011

Doing their best to continue service
United Way of Tarrant County Funding meals for seniors Monday – Friday 8am-5pm Main Office:
(817) 258-8000Arlington Office:
(817) 548-9595
Main Office
1500 N. Main, Ste. 200
Fort Worth, TX 76164-0448Arlington Office
401 W. Sanford St.
Arlington, TX 76011
Purchasing non-perishable meals for elderly and funding delivery services for meds

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