Coronavirus Resources

Check the Status of Your Economic Impact Payment: click HERE to use the Treasury Department’s “Get My Payment” tool to find information on your payment.

Prevention Tips from the CDC:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

General Information

County Hotlines

  • Dallas: 972-692-2780
  • Denton: 940-349-2585
  • Tarrant: 817-248-6299
  • State of Texas COVID-19 Information: 211

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Small Business Owners

1) On March 27th, President Trump signed the CARES Act. Part of that legislation created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loans to struggling businesses, non-profits, and other entities through the Small Business Administration. Those loans are also eligible for forgiveness when used for the certain purposes, including payroll, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities. More information about PPP loans can be found here. Technical FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program Loans can be found HERE.

2) The Small Business Administration is also offering low-interest federal disaster loans in Texas for small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At the request of Gov. Abbott, the entire state of Texas has been included in the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Declaration, which allows qualifying businesses to apply for long-term, low-interest loans through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Additional details about loan eligibility are available from the SBA here

For Business Owners: the Treasury Department’s Technical FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program Loans can be found HERE.

Health Care Professionals

The CDC offers guidance on eligibility for obtaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

Veterans Resources

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is working hard to protect and care for veterans. Resources specifically available to veterans can be found here.

Testing Information

Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.

Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Further testing guidelines are available from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services here.