The uncertainty of the current public health crisis is a source of anxiety, particularly for the most vulnerable among us. Knowing where to find assistance and information can help to ease some of that anxiety. It is important for our community to work together and share resources. If you are able to offer aid, we can connect you to people in need. If you need assistance, we can help you find it.
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During a crisis, information is crucial. Knowing how to keep you and your loved ones safe, and making sure that everyone’s basic needs are met are a priority. Following is a list of resources you can access for help and advice; the list will be updated regularly.
Texans can dial 2-1-1 and use option 6 for information on COVID-19 and local community resources for health care, utilities, food, housing, and more.
AFL-CIO Unemployment Guide: Coronavirus and unemployment insurance, what every Texan needs to know
Disaster Unemployment Assistance: In order to qualify for this benefit your employment or self-employment must have been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States. You must have been determined not otherwise eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits (under any state or Federal law).
Freelancers Union Relief Information: On March 27, an emergency relief bill now known as the CARES Act became law to help bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles the coronavirus. The new law covers a broad cross-section of the economy — including the freelance sector.
Texas Tribune Article on Testing: Even as demand for testing has increased, public and federal labs continue to prioritize Texans who meet certain criteria.
Texas Department of Insurance: This page provides information for stakeholders in the Texas Workers’ Compensation system as it relates to coronavirus (COVID-19).