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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Report a Stay Home, Work Safe Violation
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines
30 Days to Slow the Spread
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Create a Username and Password
Calculate and Report Earnings
Unemployment Insurance Information – House Ways & Means Committee
House Committee on Veterans Affairs: COVID-19 Resources for Veterans
Have another issue? Call my office (713) 353-8680!