COVID-19

The COVID-19 Community Resource Guide provides a wide range of resources in Texas' Seventh Congressional District. Flip through it below or download a printable version here.



Click here to download the Small Business Resource Guide (COVID-19 Response) my office assembled. Last updated September 25, 2020.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

  • Download a list of testing sites in TX-07 here. (Clicking here will initiate an Excel file download.)
  • View a map here.
  • Last Updated: October 13, 2020. Though my office updates this list frequently, please be aware sites may have closed or changed hours since our last update. It is recommended that you call sites directly before going to confirm they can still take you, are open, and whether the test will incur any cost.


Health Authorities

Harris County/Houston COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Harris County “Ask My Nurse” Hotline: (713) 634-1110

Harris County Public Health COVID- 19 Hotline: (832) 927-7575

Houston Health Department COVID-19 Call Center: (832) 393-4220

CDC Guidance: (800) 232-4346

Texas Health and Human Services: coronavirus@dshs.texas.gov

Stay Home, Work Safe Order

Stay Home, Work Safe Order from Judge Lina Hidalgo

ReadyHarris: Stay Home Order Overview

Apply for a Stay Home Order Waiver

Questions? Email stayhome@cjo.hctx.net 

Report a Stay Home, Work Safe Violation

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines

30 Days to Slow the Spread

Coronavirus.gov


CARES Act

Families First COVID-19 Constituent Services Resources Toolkit

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

House Committee on Small Business Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ

Employee Paid Leave Rights

Employer Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements

Department of Labor Q & A

Employee Rights for Paid Sick and Family Leave

Federal Employee Rights for Paid Sick and Medical Leave


Food, Financial, and Healthcare Assistance

BakerRipley Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program: 713-590-2327

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are covering telehealth costs. Learn more here.

FEMA Guide: Volunteering and donations, including medical supplies

Crowdsource Rescue: No-contact food deliveries to high-risk Houstonians

Guidance for people without health insurance

Houston Food Bank – providing assistance to sign up for SNAP benefits

Houston Rent Assistance

HISD/Houston Food Bank Food Distribution Sites (more info here)

Texas Attorney General: Report price gouging and scams at (800) 621-0508

Department of Justice: Report COVID-19 Fraud

Project N95: PPE provider

United Way of Greater Houston: 2-1-1

VolunteerHouston

 


Immigration

USCIS offices are closed to the public for routine in-person services, from March 18 through April 1. USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment contact the USCIS Contact Center.

Applicants and petitioners will be sent notices if they are affected by the closure.  Individuals who had InfoPass or other appointments at the field office must reschedule through the USCIS Contact Center, once field offices reopen to the public. Please check the USCIS Field Offices page to see if your field office has reopened before reaching out to the USCIS Contact Center.

Visit uscis.gov/coronavirus for more information.

 

Housing

Renter Resources from the Texas Apartment Association (English)

Renter Resources from the Texas Apartment Association (Spanish)

Federal Housing Finance Agency - Mortgage Help for Homeowners Impacted by the Coronavirus

Public Utility Commission of Texas FAQ

 

Mental Health

CDC Guide to Managing Anxiety and Stress

HISD Let’s Stay Connected Mental Health Hotline: 713-556-1340

Baylor College of Medicine Mental Health Support Line: (713) 634-1110

Harris County Public Health COVID-19 Mental Health Line: (832) 251-7544

Protecting Yourself

CDC: How to Protect Yourself and Others

CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings

CDC: How to Make Your Own Face Covering

CDC: Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting

FDA Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments

Google’s Guide to Avoiding COVID-19 Online Scams

Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus

Federal Bureau of Investigation: https://www.fbi.gov/coronavirus

Texas Attorney General: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov

US Attorney’s Office: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndtx/report-covid-19-fraud

Federal Communications Commission: https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams

Small Business

City of Houston Small Business Economic Relief Program - open through Friday, September 4, 2020, 11:59 PM

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Guide to the Employer Retention Tax Credit

Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Diasaster Loans

Paycheck Protection Program

OSHA Guidance for COVID-19

Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)/SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program


Tax

Note: the 2020 tax deadline has been delayed until July 15

IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief

IRS Economic Impact Payments

IRS Press Release on COVID-19 efforts

Taxpayer Advocate Service: (877) 777-4778


Travel

CDC Information for Travel

State Department Travel Advisories

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Enrollees receive information about safety conditions in your destination country

METRO Response to Coronavirus


Unemployment

Texas Workforce Commission

TWC Tele-Center: (800) 939-6631

To speak with a customer service representative, call an unemployment benefits Tele-Center.

Hours are M-F: 8AM-6PM CT, Sat: 9AM-5PM CT

TWC Tele-Serv: (800) 558-8321

To request payment for weeks of unemployment, get payment information or the status of your claim, get general information about unemployment benefits, and establish or change your PIN, call Tele-Serv, TWC's automated telephone system.

Claim status and payment request options are available M-F: 7AM-6PM CT. General information is available anytime.

TWC How-To’s

Create a Username and Password

Calculate and Report Earnings

Unemployment Insurance Information – House Ways & Means Committee


Veterans

Veterans Affairs

House Committee on Veterans Affairs: COVID-19 Resources for Veterans

 

Have another issue? Call my office (713) 353-8680!