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Covid-19 Resources & Ways You Can Help

Our community is working together in unprecendented ways to "flatten the curve" and minimize the speed and scale of the COVID-19 outbreak in Denton County. We want to provide you valuable information as this situation evolves. We will update our resource lists on an ongoing basis as more resources become available.

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COVID-19 Information & Resources

Access the most recent information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information and guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services

Fact vs. Fiction: The World Health Organization (WHO) busts myths about the Coronavirus

Resources and updates from Texas Health Presbyterian, including a 24X7 hotline to answer questions

 

Local Government Resources

News Resources

PBS: What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19

Washington Post: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve"

USA Today: A self-quarantine seems brutal when you're not sick with coronavirus - but it really is for the greater good

 

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Physical & Mental Health

Health Resources

Health Services of North Texas: Primary medical care, counseling services, women’s health, prenatal care, pediatrics and a prescription assistance program for patients. Learn more >

PediPlace:  Primary pediatric healthcare for children who are uninsured and/or receiving Medicaid and CHIP benefits. Learn more > 

Period.org: Serving marginalized communities with menstual supplies. Note: products must be requested by a nonprofit. Learn more >

Showers & Restrooms

Effective Monday, March 23, the Civic Center Pool (515 N. Bell Avenue, Denton) showers and restrooms will be open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until further notice.

 

Mental Health Resources

Mayhill Hospital: Behavioral Health Center in Denton

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority: COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line | (833) 251-7544

Texas Health and Human Services: COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line | (833) 986-1919

CDC: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PDF)

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PDF)

Virtual Substance Recovery Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Domestic Violence Resource

Staying Safe During COVID-19 - For victims and survivors who need support, someone is here for you, 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or if you're unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Denton County Friends of the Family - 940-387-5131 ext. 221

Texas Health Domestic Violence Resources

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Food Resources

Food Pantries

Community Food Pantries
North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantries

 

Meals for Students 

Argyle: Argyle ISD is distributing meals on specific days and at a specific location. Students needing meals should fill out this form. An AISD employee will make contact to make arrangements.

Denton: Beginning Monday, April 6, Denton ISD will serve "Table to Trunk" style meals at 18 regional campuses/locations. Bus delivery is being put on hold at this time.  Breakfast and lunch meals are provided in a bundle from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Specific locations and more details >

Frisco: From Apr. 8 thru May 1, five days of breakfast and lunch will be delivered to vehicles once a week on Wednesday from 11:00am – 1:00pm at various locations. For signup, instructions, and locations, visit this webform >.

Lake Dallas: Beginning Mar. 30, five days of breakfast and lunch will be delivered to vehicles once a week on Mondays, 7:30am – 12:30pm at Lake Dallas Elementary School and Lake Dallas High School. For more information, visit Lake Dallas ISD’s Curbside Meal Service webpage >.

Lewisville: Beginning Apr. 6, breakfast and lunch will be delivered to vehicles 10:00am – 1:00pm at various locations. For specifics, visit Lewisville ISD’s COVID-19 Meals webpage >. Volunteers (18+ years) needed to assist with meal delivery to students daily. Volunteer Interest Form>

Little Elm: Beginning Apr. 6, five days of breakfast and lunch will be available for “Grab and Go” curbside pickup Noon – 1:30pm at various locations. For specifics, visit Little Elm ISD’s Meal Service Program webpage >.
 
Krum: Beginning Mar. 30, breakfast and lunch will be offered via curbside meal delivery at the EEC from 7:30am – 10:30am or bus distribution at various times and locations. For specifics, visit Krum ISD’s Meals During Extended Closure webpage >.
 
Northwest: Offering free meals to all students from Monday to Friday through the closure. Breakfast and lunch will be delivered to vehicles from 10am to 1pm at select campuses. Families must verify student enrollment. For specifics, visit Northwest ISD’s COVID-19 webpage >.
 
Pilot Point: Pilot Point Intermediate School (501 E. Carroll St.) will be serving breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m., and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout the extended break. 
 
Prosper: Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, Prosper ISD will offer grab and go lunch pickup at four campuses from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Drive through front car loop to pick up meals. Specific locations and details >
 
Sanger: Beginning Apr. 1, breakfast and lunch will be offered via curbside pickup at Clear Creek Intermediate or bus distribution at various times and locations. For specifics, visit Sanger ISD’s COVID-19 District Updates webpage >.
 
If your district is not listed above, TEA has a meal finder on their website here >
 
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Resources for Parents

Schooling from Home Resources

Healthy at Home - a website cultivated by ReadyRosie to provide families of young children tips for staying healthy (with video interviews with local pediatricians), activities to support emotional well-being, and activities parents can do at home with their child. It's a free resource for families across the nation. (Available in English & Spanish)

Lewisville ISD School Break Resources - list of resources available for LISD families (financial assistance, food pantries, income/rental support, free meals for children, etc.)

AmazingEducationalResources.com - list of nationally available educational tools and resources

 

Childcare

Grace Like Rain: Collaborating with local nonprofits and churches to set up childcare sites for families in need. Adhering to CDC guidelines, sites are limited to 10 children (split into various areas) plus volunteers with stringent protocols for handwashing and cleaning surfaces. Family Sign Up >  Volunteers needed. Sign up to help >

Care.com Initiative launched to increase in-home child care access to frontline workers.

Frontline Child Care Availability Portal - for parents to search for available child care. (Providers can update their availability here>)

Texas Workforce Commission Essential Worker Childcare Enrollment Form

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Resources for employees affected by COVID-19

As our community complies with the social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC and local health organizations, additional support will be needed to help neighbors experiencing income or job loss as a result of COVID-19 activity (event/project cancellations or delays, layoffs, etc.) We have created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help these neighbors in need in partnership with our network of nonprofits.

Current Operational Status of Denton County Nonprofits
Texas Supreme Court Extends Delay on Residential Eviction Proceedings Thru April 30

 * Please be advised that tenants may still receive a Notice to Vacate. A Notice to Vacate or lockout is not an eviction notice and a tenant does not violate the law by not moving out. A landlord must give proper notice and follow the correct steps in the eviction process to evict a tenant. Housing Rights >

Federal Student Aid Office Suspends Federal Student Loan Payments, Waives Interest During Crisis
Coronavirus: Student Loan Payments Suspended for 6 Months
Impact of the Coronavirus on Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas Operations
Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Benefits Services
Coserv Temporarily Suspends Disconnections for Nonpayment
Free Access to Spectrum Broadband & Wi-Fi for 60 Days
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Employer & Small Business Resources

COVID Small Business Loans - What Employers Need to Know (Mobius Financial Advisors) (PDF)
COVID Small Business Loans FAQ (Mobius Financial Advisors) (PDF)
Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans (PDF)
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist (PDF)
Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit for COVID-19 Impacted Employers (PDF)
Grant from TWU's Center for Women Entrepeneurs to Aid Women-owned Small Businesses
Information & Resources For Texas Employers (PDF)
Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loan (City of Denton)
Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loan (Denton County)

 

Chamber of Commerce Resources

Aubrey 380 Chamber of Commerce
The Colony Chamber of Commerce
Denton Chamber of Commerce
Town of Flower Mound Business Resources
Frisco Chamber of Commerce
Lewisville Chamber of Commerce
Metrocrest (Carrollton) Chamber of Commerce
Metroport (Argyle, Haslet, Northlake, etc.) Chamber of Commerce
Southlake Chamber of Commerce
Ft. Worth Chamber of Commerce
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