Coronavirus Resources – Find Help Here

The Pandemic is Upon Us

The coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic with far-reaching impact on millions of people on this planet.  At this time, we are just shy of 1,000,000 cases worldwide.  We will pass the one million mark sometime today (April 2, 2020).

Mandatory lockdowns, while crucial to stemming the onslaught of this unforgiving plague, will result in literally hundreds of thousands of Americans with no jobs.  It is closing small and large businesses in every state of the union.  Even people who work from home have found their workload evaporating as the coronavirus continues its relentless march across the globe.

So what do you do if you find yourself sheltering in place but with no cash flow.

Well, fortunately there are options in place to help in just such a crisis as this.

This page will be updated as new resources become available and I will do my best to keep it organized.


Dallas County Covid-19 Resource Guide















Looking for the Covid-19 Vaccine in Dallas?

Here’s where you go to determine your eligibility, find a provider and schedule your vaccination:

February 4, 2021 Update:

Dallas County Covid-19 Vaccine Hotline:

















For small business owners:

The SBA has help available:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

For homeowners with no income:

you can contact your mortgage company and request a forbearance based on the coronavirus eliminating your income.  You MUST use that phrase when you contact them.  Make sure to use the word “coronavirus” because this is an undisputable reason for a forbearance.  They will not advise you to do this, but there are mechanisms in place to give you relief.  Make sure to have your loan number ready when you call them.  Be prepared to wait awhile.  You’re not the only one with this problem.

For renters:

In the state of Texas, the Supreme Court has halted all residential evictions.

Check the situation for your state by going to their website.

Utility Bills — phone, water, power, etc…

In Texas, utility providers are required to implement payment deferral plans.

Read the Texas PUC document here

Your state may be different, so check any major metropolitan news source on this.

Covid-19 Screening Near You

Should you be tested?  This page has guidelines.

You MUST MEET certain criteria to qualify for testing at this time.

How do you find a testing site?

First, you should contact your primary care physician about your symptoms.  They will ascertain whether or not you meet the criteria for testing and advise you on the best location given your current condition and logistics.

Texas Drive-Thru Testing Locations

If you live outside the state of Texas (this is most unfortunate for you, but hang in there) consult your primary physician before looking for testing sites.

Your Job is Vaporized.  Now What?

File for Unemployment Pronto

In Texas

General Unemployment Info Here

Other Financial Assistance

  • For a list of nonprofit organizations providing relief for those of us suffering cash flow problems as a result of coronavirus, this site has an extensive listing.
  • For a listing of grants that can help you out, this site has lots of them.
  • Here is an article with lots of resources that can be of help.
  • The Salvation Army is not high on my list because of the LGBTQ negative position, but will help you.
  • Find a local food bank if you are in dire straits.
  • There is another food pantry list here.


Dallas County #COVID19 hospital related statistics

June 16, 2020 Status:













Feel free to comment with any other useful resources.

Here is an invaluable Covid-19 resource site:










App sends you an alert if you were near someone with coronavirus

(CNN)   As new coronavirus cases explode nationwide, health officials are turning to cell phones to help slow the spread of infections.

Thanks to technology available on Apple and Google phones, you can now get pop-up notifications in some states if you were close to someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. The alerts come via state health department apps that use Bluetooth technology to detect when you (or more precisely, your phone) has been in close contact with an infected person’s phone.

While these apps can’t keep you safe — they only let you know after you’ve been exposed — they could prevent others from getting infected if you take precautions, such as self-quarantining, after receiving an alert.

Millions of people are signing up, although these apps aren’t yet available in many states. Health officials believe the alerts could be especially helpful in cases where an infected person has been in contact with strangers — for example in a bus, train or checkout line — who wouldn’t otherwise know they were exposed.