The health and safety of the people of House District 97 is my top priority.
My hope is for this resources page to provide relevant and helpful information during this rapidly evolving situation.
- Do NOT go to the emergency room or urgent care unless symptoms are severe, such as high fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
- Those who have milder symptoms — including cough, a low-grade fever — need to reach out to their primary doctor or provider first. If you do not have a primary care physician, please call the Tarrant County Coronavirus Hotline, 817-248-6299.
- Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas Report
- Tarrant County COVID-19 Information
- City of Fort Worth COVID-19 Updates
- Centers for Disease Control
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Texas Workforce Commission
- Work In Texas
Tarrant Area Food Bank:
Tarrant Area Food Bank distributes food to pantries and other nonprofits across North Texas who are ready to serve those in need. If you or your loved ones need food, please visit https://bit.ly/2ULOFWX and use the search box to find a local food pantry. If you are able to donate directly to the Tarrant Area Food Bank to fight hunger in our community, please visit: https://bit.ly/3bjzn1W.
Special Grocery Hours:
Beginning Tuesday, March 24, senior adults, pregnant women and anyone with a compromised immune system can visit Albertsons and Tom Thumb between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.,Tuesday and Thursdays, to buy needed food items. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/33Gy0b4
Fort Worth ISD’s Meal to Go:
The Fort Worth ISD, and its food service vendor SODEXO Magic, have added two additional feeding locations to serve children during the extended school closure prompted by the coronavirus. In addition the District will also now begin serving breakfast meals in addition to lunch. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2wzzDeG
Fort Worth Restaurants:
With the mandatory shelter in place order in full effect, Visit Fort Worth is calling attention to those local restaurants offering curbside pickup and delivery. Thank you Visit Fort Worth for supporting local business and updating this list daily: https://bit.ly/2wq0YQA
Meals on Wheels:
Tarrant County delivers meals to anyone who is homebound and is physically or mentally unable to prepare meals for themselves. This selfless organization operates with the help of some 5,000 volunteers who help deliver approximately 1 million meals each year to some of Tarrant County’s most frail citizens. Meals on Wheels can deliver meals to one homebound person for an entire year at a cost lower than one day in a hospital or six days in a nursing home. Plus, a study by the Center for Effective Government found that every dollar invested in Meals On Wheels saves up to $50 in Medicaid spending. To volunteer please visit: https://mealsonwheels.
Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans:
On March 20, 2020 Governor Abbott announced that Texas businesses are now eligible for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). To apply, please visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ and submit your application today.
Tax Filing Deadline:
In an effort to provide relief for Americans during the Coronavirus outbreak, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that the income tax filing deadline has been moved from April 15 to July 15.