There is no question that these past few weeks have been difficult for many Houstonians. The Coronavirus represents an unprecedented challenge to our city, state and country. It has endangered not just the health of our communities, but also the economic reality for many.
For that reason, my team and I put together a list of resources that could prove useful to you or someone you know who is struggling to cope. We hope they help anyone struggling through these difficult times.
Preventing the spread of the Coronavirus:
White House 30 Days to Slow the Spread – https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf
Center for Disease Control Coronavirus Guidelines – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html
Houston Health Department – https://houstonemergency.org/covid19
Do I need to see a doctor or be tested?
Center for Disease Control Self-Checker – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html
Texas Workforce Commission – https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services
Federal Government Assistance – https://www.usa.gov/unemployment
Resources for Small Business Owners
Small Business Administration Program Information – https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
Houston Small Business Administration Office – https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/houston
Texas Updates on CARES Act – https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/business/CARES_Act_and_PPP_Loan_Overview.pdf
US Senate Guide to CARES Act – https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/9/7/97ac840c-28b7-4e49-b872-d30a995d8dae/F2CF1DD78E6D6C8C8C3BF58C6D1DDB2B.small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf
Center for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Access to Food
Houston Food Bank – https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/covid19/
For Seniors wary of busy grocery stores here’s a list of grocery stores with special senior hours – https://www.khou.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/houston-area-stores-with-special-shopping-hours-for-seniors/285-750e1ab3-e18a-4b0a-9129-777a585e62b5
As Houston always does, I’m confident that we’ll get through this together.