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Coronavirus Resources

Corona Virus Testing

Below is an excerpt from Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH):

How do I get tested for coronavirus?

If a person has respiratory issues, TCPH advice is to contact a physician or an urgent care or other medical facility and get tested for the flu or other viral illnesses first. If your doctor or medical professional determines that, based on your symptoms and travel history that a COVID-19 test is needed, specimens will be taken and sent to a lab for testing. 

TCPH generally does not test individuals for COVID-19 unless you are a contact case and have been contacted by our epidemiology staff.

Housing Concerns: The Texas Supreme Court has halted all evictions until late April. Until then, a tenant in Texas CANNOT be evicted.

CARES Act Eviction Protection

The CARES Act, signed into law Mar. 27, 2020, provides 120 days of eviction relief for tenants in federally-backed housing. Specifically, you may not be served with an eviction notice until July 25, 2020 and the notice must give you 30 days to leave the property (Aug. 24, 2020).

During the 120 day eviction moratorium, your landlord may not charge you late fees, penalties, or other charges for paying your rent late. It's important to note that the eviction moratorium does not relieve you of your obligation to pay your rent. It merely forbids your landlord from evicting you during that period for late payment.1

Rental Housing Covered by the Eviction Moratorium

The temporary moratorium on eviction filings pertains to any rental housing that is:

  • Covered under section 41411 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12491(a); or

  • Covered by the rural housing voucher program under section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490r); or

  • Has a Federally backed mortgage or multifamily mortgage loan


CARES Act Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

In terms of help with paying your rent, the CARES Act provides the Department of Housing and Urban Development  with an additional $17.4 billion in funding including monies for rent assistance, housing vouchers, public housing, and housing for the elderly. For help contact HUD Rental Assistance.


Food Assistance: 


TEA Meal Finder


Listing of Locations and Schedule for Tarrant County Food Banks


Free evening meals for children will be available at 20 City of Fort Worth community centers.

Participation is simple, and recipients do not need to be a member of the community center or after-school program to participate, but children must be present in the vehicle when meals are picked up.

  • Meals will be available for children ages 1 to 18.

  • Meals are available Monday-Friday from 3:30-5 p.m., while supplies last.

  • Meals will consist of a cold meal with milk.

  • Meals are available on a first-come, first-served basis in a drive-through or pick-up format at these community center locations:

    • Andrew “Doc” Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

    • Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

    • Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St.

    • Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

    • Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

    • Fire Station Community Center, 1601 Lipscomb St.

    • Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

    • Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

    • Highland Hills Community Center, 1600 Glasgow Road.

    • Hillside Community Center, 1201 East Maddox Ave.

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

    • North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

    • Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St.

    • R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road.

    • Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap St.

    • Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St.

    • Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

    • Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale St.

    • Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

    • Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.


This program is made possible through a partnership with the City of Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department, Neighborhood Services Department, Food for Good and Tarrant Area Food Bank.


Vote By Mail: I am encouraging everyone who can to vote by mail as it is the safest and easiest way to vote. Voting by mail protects you and your neighbors. With the current COVID-19 outbreak, we all must make sacrifices, but one thing we should never give up is our Democracy! Do you know how to apply to vote by mail?

 [Google “Tarrant County Mail Ballot application.” Fill out the form and mail it to the Tarrant County Election Clerk. If you submit the application via email or fax, you must STILL mail in the hard copy application as confirmation.]


Work Assistance:


Texas Workforce Commission, COVID-19

The TexasWorkforce has compiled all resources available to employers and job seekers on COVID-19 related resource pages. Additional resources page for the unemployed here.


Job Search Sites:

Simply Hired


Current Texas Companies that are hiring:












Dollar General


Dollar Tree


Family Dollar




Target US/1118/3/6252001-4736286/31x25044/-99x25061/50/2


Walgreens US/1242-19097/3/6252001-4736286/31x25044/-99x25061/25/2






Tom Thumb/Albertsons




Sam’s Club,brand,type,rate&jobCareerArea=all













Pizza Hut




Papa John’s




AHI Facility Services, Inc.


BrightSpring Health Services


Frito Lay


Keurig Dr Pepper




Unemployment Assistance


Unemployment compensation is provided by Texas at

The Federal Government through the CARES Act will provide an additional $600/week in unemployment subsidies. Unemployment insurance has been lengthened from 26 weeks to 39 weeks.


Phone/Internet Providers:


Comcast has opened free Xfinity wifi hotspots nationwide during this national emergency for the next 60 days. Anyone, not just Comcast customers, will be able to access the Internet via these hotspots. 

Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.

Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser. See HotSpot Locations



For the next 60 days, AT&T will not terminate service for any wireless, home phone, or broadband residential or small bus customer due to the inability to pay.


They will also do the following:

  • Waive late payment fees.

  • Keep their public Wi-Fi hotspots open for anyone who needs them.

The service will also be offering unlimited internet data and offer internet access for limited-income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.

For more details, click HERE.



The company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

  • Waiving late fees for those impacted by COVID-19

  • Tripling data allowance for Verizon Innovative Learning schools

For more information, click HERE.



Sprint has joined the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and is opening up its network to their customers and:

  • Won’t terminate service if customers are unable to pay due to coronavirus issues

  • Waive late fees caused by economic disturbances related to the coronavirus pandemic

  • By 3/17: Customers with international long-distance plans will get complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.

  • By 3/19: Customers with metered data plans will have unlimited data per month for 60 days at no extra cost

  • Customers will get an extra 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days.

Coming soon: Customers with mobile hotspot-capable handsets without a hotspot will get 20GB per month for 60 days at no extra cost.

For more information, click HERE.



The wireless provider already has a majority of customers with unlimited talk, text, and data, but they’re doubling down on their effort to keep their customers connected.

  • All current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have data plans will have unlimited smartphone data, excluding roaming.

  • T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will get an additional 20GB of mobile hotspots/tethering service for the next 60 days. The company says this feature will be coming soon.

  • Work with Lifeline partners to get customers extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months

  • Increase data allowance for free to schools and students for the next 60 days, which means at least 20GB of data per month for each participant




Governor Abbott announced the cancellation of all STAAR assessments.


The College Board has cancelled the March 28 and May 2 SAT tests, and the ACT has rescheduled the April 4 ACT to June 13.


All schools in Texas will be closed until May 4th


School Resources


Arlington ISD

(682) 867-4611

Currently closed until May 4th


Remote Learning Portal


Curbside Food Pickup

11AM – 1PM


Blanton Elementary School

1900 S Collins St, Arlington, TX 76010


Crouch Elementary School

2810 Prairie Hill Ln, Grand Prairie, TX 75051


Farrell Elementary School

3410 Paladium Dr, Grand Prairie, TX 75052


Knox Elementary

2315 Stonegate St, Arlington, TX 76010


Larson Elementary

2620 E Avenue K, Grand Prairie, TX 75050


Miller Elementary

6401 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington, TX 76016


Pope Elementary

901 Chestnut Dr, Arlington, TX 76012


Sherrod Elementary

2626 Lincoln Dr, Arlington, TX 76006


Short Elementary

2000 California Ln, Arlington, TX 76015


Speer Elementary

811 Fuller St, Arlington, TX 76012


Starrett Elementary

2675 Fairmont Dr, Grand Prairie, TX 75052


Swift Elementary

1101 S Fielder Rd, Arlington, TX 76013


Wood Elementary

3300 Pimlico Dr, Arlington, TX 76017


Bailey Jr. High

2411 Winewood Ln, Arlington, TX 76013


Barnett Jr. High

2101 E Sublett Rd, Arlington, TX 76018


Boles Jr. High

3900 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76017


Nichols Jr. High

2201 Ascension Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006


Ousley Jr. High

950 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76018


Shackelford Jr. High

2000 N Fielder Rd, Arlington, TX 76012


Workman Jr. High

701 E Arbrook Blvd, Arlington, TX 76014


Young Jr. High

3200 Woodside Dr, Arlington, TX 76016


Dipert Career + Technical Center

2101 Browning Dr, Arlington, TX 76010


Sam Houston High School

2000 Sam Houston Dr, Arlington, TX 76014


Ferguson Education Center

600 Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76018


Burleson ISD


Currently closed until May 4th


Remote Learning Portal


Curbside Food Pickup (March 30 – April 3)

10:00AM – 2:00PM


Academy of Leadership and Technology at Mound

205 SW Thomas Street, Burleson, TX 76028


Ann Brock  Elementary School

12000 Oak Grove Rd S, Burleson, TX 76028


Jack Taylor Elementary School

 400 NE Alsbury Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028


J W Norwood Elementary School

619 Evelyn Ln, Burleson, TX 76028


Crowley ISD


Currently closed until May 4th


Remote Learning Portal


Online Support Page


Curbside Food Pickup

Lunch/Tomorrow’s Breakfast: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 6 p.m.


David L. Walker Elementary - Pick-up in bus lanes by gym
9901 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, TX 76134

J.A. Hargrave Elementary - Pick-up in bus lanes by gym
9200 Poynter Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76123

Jackie Carden Elementary - Pick-up in bus lanes by gym
3701 Garden Springs Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76123

Mary Harris Elementary - Pick-up in bus lanes by gym
8400 West Cleburne Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76123

Meadowcreek Elementary - Pick-up in front drive 
2801 Country Creek Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76123

Oakmont Elementary - Pick-up in bus lanes by gym
6651 Oakmont Trail, Fort Worth, TX 76132

Parkway Elementary - Pick-up in bus lanes by gym
1320 W. Everman Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76134

Sidney H. Poynter Elementary - Pick-up in bus lanes by gym
521 Ashdale Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76140

Sycamore Elementary - Pick-up in front drive 
1601 Country Manor Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76134

Sue Crouch Elementary - Pick-up in bus lanes by gym
8036 Cedar Lake Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76123

Crowley High School - Pick-up in bus lanes on east side of the building 
1005 W. Main St., Crowley, TX 76036

North Crowley High School - Pick-up outside main entrance of gym 
9100 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76123

Willow Glen Apartments
1301 Sycamore School Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76134 

Sycamore Pointe Townhomes/Villas
2201 Sycamore School Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76134

Sunset Pointe Apartments
5400 Sycamore School Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76123

Worthington Point Apartments
12301 Hemphill St., Crowley, TX 76036


Everman ISD

Currently closed until May 4th


EISD Remote Learning Portal

Click here for Elementary Instruction

Click here for Secondary Information


Curbside Food Pickup (Starting April 6th)

11:30AM – 1PM


Bishop Elementary

501 Vaughn Ave, Everman, TX 76140


Everman Joe C. Bean High School

1000 S Race St, Everman, TX 76140


E. Ray Elementary

7309 Sheridan Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76134


Highland Hills Recreation Center

1600 Glasgow Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76134


*Children must be present to receive a free meal


Kennedale ISD

Currently closed until May 4th

(817) 563-8000


Kennedale Remote Learning Portal

 Instructional resources may also be downloaded and printed from our Learning@Home website via each grade-level page. These learning activities focus on reinforcing and enriching skills that students have previously learned, and they are designed to be fun and engaging. These are optional activities and will not be graded.


Curbside Food Pickup

11AM – 12:30 PM


R.F. Patterson Elementary

6621 Kelly Elliott Rd, Arlington, TX 76001


*Children must be present to receive a free meal

Mansfield ISD

Currently closed until May 4th

(817) 299-6300


Mansfield Remote Learning Portal


Curbside Food Pickup

11AM – 12PM, Monday - Friday


Glenn Harmon Elementary School

5700 Petra Dr, Arlington, TX 76017


D.P. Morris Elementary School

7900 Tin Cup Dr, Arlington, TX 76001


Annette Perry Elementary School

1261 S Main St #2738, Mansfield, TX 76063


Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School

1701 FM1187, Mansfield, TX 76063


Della Icenhower Intermediate School

8100 Webb Ferrell Rd, Arlington, TX 76002


Danny Jones Middle School

4500 E Broad St, Mansfield, TX 76063


*Children must be present in the vehicle. Children do not have to be a student at the campus to qualify for the meal, and families can visit any of the participating sites.



Tarrant County

(817) 884-1111


Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley issued an Executive Order, effective at 11:59 pm March 24, 2020, that all persons currently residing in the incorporated and unincorporated territory of Tarrant County shall stay home, except as allowed by this Order. Judge Whitley has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to mitigate the effects of this public health emergency and to facilitate the efficient, rapid, and cooperative response to the emergency.  

All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Travel, to work in Essential Businesses, Government Service, or Essential Critical Infrastructure, or to perform Minimum Basic Operations, as defined in the Executive Order.  All businesses operating in Tarrant County, except Essential Businesses as defined in the Executive Order are required to close to the public. Non-essential businesses may continue Minimum Basic Operations as outlined in the Order as long as Social Distancing is maintained between all employees and contractors during the activities. 

This order is mandatory; not a recommendation.





(817) 459-6777



(817) 426-9600





Fort Worth

(817) 392-1234



(817) 985-2105



817) 276-4200



Statewide 24/7 Toll-Free  COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

Phone: 833-986-1919

Texas Department of Health & Human Services


Phone: 2-1-1


Texas Education Agency

Phone: 512-463-9734


Texas Student MealFinder


Texas Secretary of State

Texas Department of Transportation COVID-19 Press Release

Texas House of Representatives COVID-19 Resources

Texas Comptroller


Texas Workforce Commission

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 1-800-799-7233


One Safe Place (Domestic Violence Help)

Phone: 817-916-4323


Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS)


Essential Workforce Guidance:  


Guide to the CARES Act for Businesses 


Mass Unemployment Claim Request for Employers 

World Health Organization


Phone: 41-22-7912111


Center for Disease Control


Phone: 800-232-4636


United States Chamber of Commerce

Guide to SBA disaster loans:

United States Department of Labor


Telephone: 1-866-487-2365


United States Department of Education


Telephone: 1-800-872-5327


Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy


Phone: 612-626-6770 


Consumer Report article Tracking Covid-19

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