Coronavirus Resources

County

Tarrant

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. 

 

Municipality

Azle
https://www.cityofazle.org/
817-444-2541

March 24, Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett signed a Second Amended Disaster Declaration due to Public Health that will take effect at 11:59 p.m. March 24, 2020. Azle City Council ratified the declaration at a special meeting on March 24 that extends the declaration through April 7, 2020.  The declaration establishes additional measures to ensure the protection of Azle residents. The declaration essentially mirrors the Tarrant County Executive Order issued March 24, 2020. 

These are mandatory. They are not recommendations. 

Please see the attached document that gives specific information on the measures.

The City of Azle continues to work with its partners at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, and Tarrant County Public Health and Parker County Public Health to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Blue Mound
https://www.bluemoundtexas.org/

The City of Blue Mound has made the decision to close both City Hall, Court, and the Water Department to the public effective immediately due to COVID-19. This closure shall be in effect until further notice. Please continue to use alternative methods of contact with City personnel including the use of the City’s online payment portal and contact via phone or email.

Court Payments can be made online at www.trafficpayment.com or dropped in our drop box located at 1817 Fagan Dr.
Please mark COURT on the envelope.
Court Contact- court@bluemoundtexas.us or 817-232-7097

Water Payments can be made online at www.ub-pay.com or dropped in our drop box located at 1817 Fagan Dr.
Please mark WATER on the envelope.
Water Contact- publicworks@bluemoundtexas.us or 817-306-4540

 

Fort Worth
https://fortworthtexas.gov/
817-392-1234

Fort Worth extends Stay at Home Declaration in response to COVID-19

The Fort Worth City Council extended the emergency declaration that was signed by Mayor Betsy Price on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to implement stay home, work safe restrictions to help combat the spread and impact of COVID-19 on the City of Fort Worth.

This action extends the declaration through April 7, 2020.

  • Individuals are to stay at home. However, individuals may leave their residences for essential travel, essential activities, or to provide or perform essential governmental functions, or to operate essential businesses. This includes traveling to work at an essential business, traveling for the health of yourself or another person, leaving to get food and supplies, or getting outside to exercise.
  • To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from any other person. This does not require a household or living unit to social distance when at home.
  • Essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other establishments that sell household goods will remain open but must enforce social distancing. A list of essential and non-essential businesses is below. (For specific information about businesses, call 817-392-8478 or email Covid19@FortWorthTexas.gov.
  • In-house dining at restaurants is prohibited. Restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services; drive-in restaurants; drive-through restaurants; liquor stores; and microbreweries, micro-distilleries, or wineries may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-in or drive-through services, as allowed by law.
  • All businesses operating within the City of Fort Worth, except essential businesses, are required to close to the public.
  • Businesses that are closed to the public may continue operations consisting exclusively of the following, as long as social distancing of a least 6 feet is maintained between all employees and contractors during the activities:
    • Performing activities at their own residences (i.e. working from home);
    • Operations necessary to process payroll, maintain security, upkeep, and maintenance of premises, equipment or inventory, including but not limited to the care and maintenance of livestock or animals;
    • IT or other operations that facilitate employees working from home;
    • Facilitate online or call-in sales performed by employees in a store or facility closed to the public;
    • In-store repair services performed by employees in a store or facility closed to the public.
  • All public or private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited. This declaration does not prohibit the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
  • All elective medical procedures are prohibited.
  • If someone in a household has tested positive for COVID-19, the household is ordered to isolate at home.
  • Nursing homes, retirement, and long-term care facilities are to prohibit non-essential visitors from accessing their facilities unless to provide critical assistance or for end-of-life visitation.
  • All in-person worship services remain prohibited, with the exception of worship support staff to facilitate online services.

Additionally, temperature screenings at public-facing city facilities began Wednesday, March 18. Those entering city facilities during normal business hours will have their temperature checked using a forehead thermometer, and people with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be asked to leave, and to contact their healthcare provider. This includes city employees.

 

Lake Worth
https://www.lakeworthtx.org/
817-237-1211

After an extensive review of all city operations and in accordance with recommendations by Tarrant County Public Health Department issued March 13, 2020, the following City of Lake Worth facilities are closed to the public effective at the close of business on Friday, March 13 and will remain closed until further notice. All city business is encouraged to be conducted online, by email, or by phone.  All Lake Worth Police Department and Lake Worth Fire Department operations remain unchanged. Please see listings below.

The following facilities are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Lake Worth Animal Services Shelter 817-238-8739
  • Mary Lou Reddick Public Library 817-255-7973
  • L.O. Bud Irby Lake Worth Senior Center 817-255-7971
  • Lake Worth Multi-Purpose Facility
  • Lake Worth Municipal Court 817-255-7910
  • Lake Worth Water Billing 817-255-7907
  • Lake Worth Permits Department 817-255-7920
  • Lake Worth Police Department public vestibule 817-237-1224
  • All Lake Worth athletic fields, athletic filed reservations, and pavilion reservations are canceled and closed until further notice. Please contact 817-237-7210 for athletic field and pavilion information.

 

Lakeside
https://lakesidetexas.us/
817-237-1234


Pelican Bay

https://cityofpelicanbay.com/


River Oaks

http://www.riveroakstx.com/


Saginaw

https://www.ci.saginaw.tx.us/
(817) 232-0311


Sansom Park

https://sansompark.org/
(817) 626-3791


Westover Hills
https://www.westoverhills.us/
(817) 737-3127


Westworth Village
http://www.cityofwestworth.com/
(817) 710-2500


White Settlement
https://www.wstx.us/
(817) 246-4971

 

School Districts

Azle ISD
https://www.azleisd.net/
https://www.facebook.com/azleisd/
(817) 444-3235
Current Dates Closed: March 23 – April 3

School Food Resources:
Start Date: 3/23

When: 8:00-10:00 AM Breakfast & Lunch served together; 12:00-1:00 PM second lunch service

Where: Azle High School, Eagle Heights Elementary, Pelican Bay Park

Details: 18 and younger eat free (children must be present). $3.70 for anyone older than 18

 

Castleberry ISD
http://www.castleberryisd.net/
(817)252-2000
Current Dates Closed: March 16- April 6
Remote Learning Began March 25

Castleberry ISD will be providing meals by curbside pickup to all children under the age of 18. Meal distribution begins on Monday, March 23rd at 11:30 AM. Students will receive lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the next day. Dinner will be available for pick up each day from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.  Each Friday during lunch, students will be given breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday.

 

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
https://www.emsisd.com/
(817) 232-0880

School Food Resources:
Start Date: 3/17

When: Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM & Lunch 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Northbrook Elementary, Gilland Elementary, Saginaw Elementary, Dozier Elementary, Highland Middle School.

Details: Students 18 or younger will be served.

To allow for more social distancing and fewer instances of interactions, Thursday, March 19, will be the last morning that breakfast can be picked up between 8-9 am. Beginning on March 19, we will bundle lunch and breakfast together for pick up between 11 am- 1 pm on weekdays so that students get lunch for the current day and will already have their breakfast for the next morning. There will be no 8-9 am breakfast pickups starting Friday, March 20.

 

Fort Worth ISD
https://www.fwisd.org/
(817) 814-2000

Current Dates Closed: March 16- Until Further Notice

School Food Resources:
Start Date: 3/18

When & Where:
Springdale Elementary School: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Manual Jara Elementary School: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Western Hills Elementary School: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Hubbard Heights Elementary School: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Paul L. Dunbar High School: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Eastern Hills High School: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Clifford Davis Elementary School: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
De Zavala Elementary School: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Polytechnic High School: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Details: Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students and children 18 years old and younger. The breakfast picked up is intended to be breakfast for the next day.

 

Lake Worth ISD
https://www.lwisd.org/
https://www.facebook.com/lwisd
(817) 306-4200

Current Dates Closed: March 16 – April 3

School Food Resources:
Start Date: 3/16

When: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Where: Howry Intermediate School, Lake Worth High School, Collins Middle School

Details: Meals will be located at the front of each school during these times. To provide additional support to our families during this time Child Nutrition wil offer Grab and Go Lunch and Breakfast (for the following day) via curbside service, at select campuses. Students 18 and under must be present to receive meals. For more information, contact Child Nutrition Services at 817-306-4214

 

Northwest ISD
https://www.nisdtx.org
(817) 215-0000

Current Dates Closed: March 16 – April 3

School Food Resources:
Start Date: 3/16

When: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Curits Elementary, Jusitn Elementary, Love Elementary, Love Elementary, Sendera Ranch Elementary, Chisholm Trail Middle School, TIdwell Middle School

Details: During the extended break, Northwest ISD will offer free meals to all students from Monday to Friday, March 16 to 27. During these days, breakfast and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campuses listed below. When arriving to receive meals at the campus cafeteria doors, parents and students should remain in their vehicles as a precautionary health measure. Meals will be delivered to each vehicle.

 

White Settlement ISD
https://www.wsisd.com/
(817) 367-1300

Current Dates Closed: March 23 – April 3

WSISD will provide free breakfast and lunch for any student 18 years and younger as well as individuals 21 years or younger who meet the federal definition of mentally or physically disabled Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3.

The meals will be provided at Liberty Elementary, 7976 Whitney Drive in White Settlement, and North Elementary, 9850 Legacy Drive in Fort Worth, from 7 to 9 a.m. 

The drive-thru “Grab n GO” meals will consist of 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per child. To comply with federal guidelines, the child must be present to receive the meal. 

Pickup at Liberty will be in the circle drive off Odie Street. Pickup at North will be by the cafeteria off North Academy Boulevard. 

 

Testing Centers

 

Below is an excerpt from Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH): https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control—prevention/coronaviruas.html

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.

 

Food Assistance 

Tarrant Area Food Banks
https://tafb.org/find-food/

 

Listing of Locations and Schedule for Tarrant County Food Banks
https://www.tafb.org/wp-content/uploads/mobile/mobile-pantry-schedule.pdf

 

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.

 

Work Assistance

 

Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission has compiled all resources available to employers and job seekers on COVID-19 related resource pages. The TWC homepage, as well as all TWC webpages, have been updated to include a COVID-19 banner.

Work In Texas
https://www.workintexas.com/vosnet/Default.aspx

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

 

Fort Worth Economic Development Department
http://fortworthtexas.gov/ecodev/

Strategic Development & Revitalization
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-6021 (phone)
817-392-6031 (fax)

 

Office of Small Business
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-2622 (phone)
817-392-6031 (fax)

 

Office of Business Diversity
1150 South Freeway, Suite 144
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-2674 (phone)
817-392-2681 (fax)

 

State

Texas Department of State Health Services
https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
dial 2‑1‑1

 

National

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Telephone:  800-232-4636

 

United States Department of Labor
https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
Telephone: 1-866-487-2365

 

United States Department of Education
https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus
Telephone: 1-800-872-5327