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.
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
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
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
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.
TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD Arlington Proclamation — Local State Disaster: Grand Prairie Proclamation — Local State Disaster: https://www.gptx.org/home/showdocument?id=19473 Closures and postponements listed on site linked here. UT ARLINGTON 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. ATMOS ENERGY ELECTRIC, WATER & WASTEWATER Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program: https://txcovid19erp.org/ TXU INTERNET PROVIDERS 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. Wednesday: 6pm – 7pm Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Satellite Office: 817.548.1663 Satellite Office: 401 West Sanford, Ste. 1200, Arlington, TX 76011
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.
Tarrant County Coronavirus Hotline: 817-248-6299
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.
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
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.
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.
Name & Website
Current Needs (4/8)
American Red Cross
Appointments online or by phone
2055 Kendall Drive, Dallas, TX 75235
Severe blood shortage due to Coronavirus
Food Bank, Clothing, Toiletries
Call for Appointment:
Monday – Friday: 9:15 AM – 1 PM
811 Secretary Drive, Arlington, Texas 76015
Offering meals by drive-thru
Arlington DFW Child Care Provider Association
Child Care listing and resources
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.
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.
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
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
701 Dugan Street, Arlington, Texas 76010
15-20 applications/day; NEED: sack lunches, bottled water, easy to eat food, snacks, etc.
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
249 West Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76115
Assembled Emergency Response Team for continuity of service
Center for Transforming Lives
Homelessness services, Child Care
512 West 4th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Common Ground Mansfield
Food services, Donations for MISD
PO Box 1049, Mansfield, TX 76063
Money and meals for kids
Grand Prairie United Charities
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 9am – 1pm
1417 Densman Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Money and food
Harvesting in Mansfield
Tuesday: 9:30am – Noon
2nd Thursday: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
4th Saturday: 9:00 – 11:00 am
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
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.
5740 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, TX 76117
NEED: help funding meals.
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)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri).
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Sat).
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
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
1100 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Operating under interim guidelines but continuing service
Counseling, Transitional Housing, Emergency Shelter (Women & Children affected by domestic violence)
24/7 Hotline: 1-877-701-SAFE
1010 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011
At capacity; NEED: help publicizing hotline number.
Shelter Services, Food
Monday – Saturday: 10am-6pm
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
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.
2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Still packaging food for the community and delivering it through their partners
Tarrant County Coronavirus Information Hotline
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196
Tarrant County Homeless Coalition
Housing, Transportation, Medical, Shelter, Employment Resources
Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm
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
Main Office: 1723 Hemphill, Fort Worth, TX 76110
Doing their best to continue service
United Way of Tarrant County
Funding meals for seniors
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
(817) 258-8000Arlington 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
TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
Arlington Proclamation — Local State Disaster:
Grand Prairie Proclamation — Local State Disaster: https://www.gptx.org/home/showdocument?id=19473
Closures and postponements listed on site linked here.
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.
ELECTRIC, WATER & WASTEWATER
Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program: https://txcovid19erp.org/
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.
Wednesday: 6pm – 7pm
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Satellite Office: 817.548.1663
Satellite Office: 401 West Sanford, Ste. 1200, Arlington, TX 76011