Coronavirus Resources

There have been a lot of challenges over the past few weeks. To help, I've compiled the following list of resources, including a link to emergency childcare and the Texas Student MealFinder Map for those in need of meal assistance.

 

Please remember to be kind to those around you, maintain social distancing, and follow basic safety rules! This is a trying time for all of us, but together, we will get through it.

 

Here's to Texans helping Texans.

COVID-19 Testing

Dallas County Drive-Thru Testing Site:

What are the criteria for getting tested at a drive-thru location?

  • Must have a temperature of 99.6 or higher and shortness of breath or cough; OR

  • Anyone 65-years-old or older; OR

  • Anyone with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart issues, etc.); OR

  • Any first responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers

https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/testing-locations.php

 

Parkland Hospital Testing

by appointment only

https://www.parklandhospital.com/news-and-updates/drivethrough-covid19-testing-for-parkland-patients-1720

 

Texas COVID-19 Testing Site Map:

https://txdps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8bf7c6a436a64bfe9a5ce25be580e4ff

 

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS):

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Browse this site for what to do if you're sicktesting informationsymptoms, and prevention tips 

Texas Case Count Dashboard: 

https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83

 

Small Business Assistance:

Paycheck Protection Program

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance

Full List of SBA Resources for Small Business Owners:

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources?fbclid=IwAR3la7Hsp0joPsknzzwsWqieph5UgE53yhg8yA0schtEZIWF6jOYFYFBO1A

 

Food Assistance:

TEA Meal Finder at https://schoolmealfinder.hoonuit.com/

The Network of Community Ministries

https://thenetwork.org/mobile-food-pantry/

  • The Mobile Pantry Program will initially focus on 4 high needs RISD schools (Memorial Park Academy High School, Audelia Creek Elementary School, Liberty Junior High School, and Thurgood Marshall Elementary School) providing food on a monthly basis for qualifying students and their families.

North Texas Good Bank: Food Pantry Search

https://ntfb.org/our-programs/get-food-assistance/find-a-food-pantry/

Aunt Bertha: Social Care Network

Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

https://www.auntbertha.com/

Find Help.com

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced-cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic:

https://www.findhelp.org

At-Risk Shopper Hours:

Tom Thumb - https://www.tomthumb.com/faq/covid-19-faq.html

Kroger - https://www.kroger.com/i/coronavirus-update/store-information

Other National Stores (Costco, Sam's, Walmart, etc) - https://money.com/coronavirus-senior-hours-walmart-costco-grocery-stores/

 

Rent / Housing Assistance:

https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/texans.htm

Childcare for Essential Workers:

 

Frontline Child Care:

https://frontlinechildcare.texas.gov/frontline-employee.html

 

YMCA

https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/school_age_services/emergency-ymca-childcare

 

Work Assistance:

Texas Workforce Commission, COVID-19

Information for COVID-19 EmployersJobseekers and Child CareFAQ

https://www.twc.texas.gov/directory-workforce-solutions-offices-services

 

Texas Job Search Sites:

WorkInTexas.com

https://www.workintexas.com/vosnet/Default.aspx

 

Other Job Search Sites:

Indeed.com

Simply Hired

 

Current Texas Companies that are hiring:

7-Eleven

https://careers-7-eleven.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1

 

Aldi

https://careers.aldi.us/

 

Amazon

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/search?base_query=&loc_query=Texas%2C+United+States&latitude=&longitude=&loc_group_id=&invalid_location=false&country=USA&city=&region=Texas&county=

 

Costco

https://www.costco.com/jobs.html

 

CVSHealth

https://jobs.cvshealth.com/search-results?CloudSearchValue=friendswood&CloudSearchLocation=Texas%2C%20USA&CloudSearchRadius=20&radiusUnit=Miles&prefilters=none

 

Dollar General

https://careers.dollargeneral.com/

 

Dollar Tree

https://www.dollartree.com/careers

 

Family Dollar

https://www.familydollar.com/careers

 

Instacart

https://shoppers.instacart.com/

 

Target

https://jobs.target.com/search-jobs/Friendswood%2C%20TX/1118/4/6252001-4736286-4692856-4692521/29x5294/-95x20104/50/2

 

Walgreens

https://jobs.walgreens.com/search-jobs/Friendswood%2C%20TX/1242-19097/4/6252001-4736286-4692856-4692521/29x5294/-95x20104/25/2

 

Walmart

https://careers.walmart.com/results?q=&page=1&sort=rank&jobCity=Friendswood&jobState=TX&expand=department,brand,type,rate&jobCareerArea=all

 

Kroger

https://jobs.kroger.com/kroger/search/?searchby=location&createNewAlert=false&q=&locationsearch=friendswood%2Ctx&geolocation=

 

Tom Thumb/Albertsons

https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1208301&d=Externa

 

Costco

https://cta.cadienttalent.com/index.jsp?applicationName=CostcoNonReqExt&locale=en_US

 

Sam’s Club

https://careers.walmart.com/results?q=&page=1&sort=rank&jobBrand=0000015a-624c-d7d3-afff-76ec4e230000&expand=department,brand,type,rate&jobCareerArea=all

 

Postmates

https://fleet.postmates.com/

 

UberEats

https://www.uber.com/us/en/drive/delivery/

 

DoorDash

https://www.doordash.com/dasher/signup/

 

Favor

https://apply.favordelivery.com/

 

FedEx

https://careers.fedex.com/fedex/

 

Grubhub

https://driver.grubhub.com/

 

Pizza Hut

https://jobs.pizzahut.com/

 

Domino’s

https://jobs.dominos.com/dominos-careers/

 

Papa John’s

https://jobs.papajohns.com/

 

McDonald’s

https://careers.mcdonalds.com/main/jobs?location=Texas&woe=8&stretch=50&stretchUnit=KILOMETERS&page=1

 

AHI Facility Services, Inc.

https://www.joblinkapply.com/Joblink/6508/Search/Search

 

BrightSpring Health Services

https://rescare.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home?c=rescare&lq=Dallas%2C%20TX%2C%20USA&pl=ChIJS5dFe_cZTIYRj2dH9qSb7Lk&state=tx

 

Frito Lay

https://www.fritolayemployment.com/

 

Keurig Dr Pepper

https://careers.keurigdrpepper.com/en-US/search?keywords=&location=

 

PepsiCo

https://www.pepsicojobs.com/main/jobs?locations=Houston,TX,US&page=1&location=Friendswood,%20TX,%20United%20States&woe=7&stretch=25&stretchUnit=MILES

 

Phone/Internet Providers:

Xfinity

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

 

AT&T

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.

 

Verizon

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

 

Sprint

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.

 

T-Mobile

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

 
City Resources:

Dallas

https://dallascityhall.com/Pages/Corona-Virus.aspx

 

Dallas Water Department

Water disconnects suspended: http://www.dallascitynews.net/dwu-suspends-water-disconnects-notice

Richardson

https://www.cor.net/departments/health-department/programs-events/health-news-events/test

 

Garland

https://www.garlandtx.gov/2060/Disease-information

 

Addison

https://addisontexas.net/dev-services/coronavirus-update

 

School Resources:

Richardson ISD

http://www.richardson.k12.tx.us/

 

Dallas ISD

https://www.dallasisd.org/covid19

 

Garland ISD

https://www.garlandisd.net/content/coronavirus-covid-19

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