COVID19 CORONAVIRUS Pandemic Prevention and Impact Resources

Working together, we will get through the COVID 19 Pandemic. We are continually adding information to this page with helpful sources.

March 10 2021:  Texas mask mandate lifted; vaccines and continued safe practices recommended.  Details here.

July 2 2020:  State of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott’s Proclamation on Mandatory Face Coverings

August 4 2020:  Dallas County Supplemental Order on Continuing Requirements After Expiration of Stay Home, Stay Safe
Effective June 19, 2020, continued on August 4, all commercial entities in Dallas County providing goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy. The Health and Safety Policy must require, at a minimum, that all employees or visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings.  Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on  August 4, 2020, and continuing concurrently with State of Texas and Governor Greg Abbott’s mandate.

May 20 2020:  Dallas County Supplemental Order

May 11 2020:  DALLAS COUNTY COLOR-CODED SYSTEM ON PUBLIC ACTIVITY DURING PANDEMIC

Dallas County has created a new color system to help people determine when it is safe to resume certain activities. This is updated daily based on the data they have collected   To see the system, click here.

 

COVID 19 VACCINATION INFORMATION AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 26

Vaccines in larger quantities are coming to North Texas and to Dallas County each week, so if they are not available currently to you, they should be soon.

EFFECTIVE MARCH 29 – ALL ADULTS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID 19 VACCINE

DETAILS HERE:  https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/releases/2021/20210323.aspx

INFO ON VACCINES NEAR YOU?  CALL 211 IN TEXAS 

VACCINE ACCESS IN VICKERY MIDTOWN 

Northwest Community Center (NCC) is regularly hosting events to register for transportation they are also providing to the vaccine site at Fair Park. Anyone who uses these transportation options have to pre-register with the NCC.   Please follow NCC on Facebook  at https://www.facebook.com/nccrefugees  for updates on the transportation they are providing.

Additionally, please visit the links for Healing Hands clinics and the NCC and at Royal & Greenville to learn more about their programs that provide Covid 19 Vaccines.

VACCINE REGISTRATION AND ADMINISTRATION

UPDATES CONTINUALLY TO THE VACCINE PROCESS.  PLEASE VISIT DALLAS COUNTY LINKS BELOW FOR THE LATEST.

MEGA VACCINE SITE AT FAIR PARK FROM DALLAS COUNTY AND FEMA 
  • Dallas County is a vaccine distributor for Dallas County residents only. The City and County and Federal Government through FEMA have partnered to open a mega vaccine site at Fair Park with plans to vaccinate 2,000 residents daily.
  • You can sign up to receive the vaccine here and visit the full website here which has more information about the order in which vaccines will be distributed. After you sign up, Dallas County will reach out to you directly when you are eligible to receive the vaccine. For those of you who already have a schedule vaccine or will in the near future, signage and volunteers all around Fair Park will guide you where to park. Once parked you will complete a short questionnaire and be directed to the Tower Building to get the vaccine. Once vaccinated, you will be directed to the next building where you will be observed for 15 minutes.
  • Please continue to visit the mega site website for more information.

 

DRIVE UP VACCINATION SITE FROM CITY OF DALLAS
As of January 28th, the City of Dallas now has a drive up vaccination site located at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX, 75202 from 10am to 7pm. The City will be using the same master registration list as the County. If you have not yet registered, you may do so here. Vaccinations are by appointment only, and the City has provided detailed FAQs regarding their site and directions to get there if you do receive an appointment.
The City of Dallas has been provided 5,000 vaccine doses this week by the state and began vaccinating residents by appointment only on January 28.
Overall, the process has been very smooth and takes an average of 37 minutes from start to finish. Please note that the City is only honoring appointments for people who they have sent an appointment registration email. If you received an appointment link but it was not sent to you by the City of Dallas, your appointment will not be honored. They compare the name on your appointment to the list of people from the County registry that they sent appointment invitations to. The appointment link will be sent from the email address “cityofdallas@dccnotify.com,” via phone call from (615) 846-XXXX, or via text from 34292. The City has provided detailed FAQs regarding their site and directions to get there if you do receive an appointment.
REGISTRATION FOR VACCINE
If you have not yet registered, you may do so here.
Currently the County is still prioritizing residents in the 1B prioritization category who are 75 years of age or older. The City of Dallas and Councilmember Gates’ office have heard that they plan to open this up to residents in the 1B category who are 65 years of age or older later this week.
For residents with limited access to the internet, you may register for the vaccine using the following numbers:
  • register over the phone for the COVID-19 vaccine, call the DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline at 469-749-9900. Hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm
  • Para registrarse por telefono para la vacuna de la COVID-19, llame a la Linea de Registro para la Vacuna del DCHHS al 469-749-9900, de lunes a viernes, 8am-5pm.
This number can be used to register at the Fair Park Mega-Site, Parkland’s drive-thru vaccination sites at Ellis Davis Field House and Eastfield College, UT Southwestern, and the City of Dallas KBH Convention Center.
State of Texas Health & Human Services Vaccine Information can be found here which includes a list of prioritization groups.
OTHER VACCINE RESOURCES IN VICKERY AND IN NORTH TEXAS
  • A list of all locations who have received vaccine doses are listed here.
  • To sign up for COVID-19 Vaccine Alerts from Tom Thumb, use this link.
  • Kroger Pharmacies also currently has the vaccine and are in the process of vaccinating individuals in the 1A category. They hope to begin vaccinating residents in the 1B category this week. We will provide information as available.
  • Healing Hands is also a very local resource for vaccines in Vickery Midtown for the 1B Status eligible patients when they receive vaccines. Healing Hands has put together information for people who are eligible for the 1B status to be on a list at Healing Hands to receive the vaccine. Healing Hands does not have a shipment to share with 1B people at this time. Instructions to sign up with Healing Hands may be found here.
VACCINE FAQS WITH RESPONSES PROVIDED BY COUNCILMEMBER GATES OFFICE
I am disabled or have difficulty walking. Will I be able to get the vaccine?
Yes. We have golf carts to help transport people as well as wheel chairs available as needed. Drive through sites are available at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse, Eastfield College and KBH Convention Center.
I have already received the vaccine from another source. How do I take my name off the list?
At the moment there is not a way to remove your name from the registration list with the County. Please know that no vaccines are going to waste, and if you do not schedule an appointment they will go to the next person on the list to fill that space.
What Gate do I enter for a vaccine at Fair Park?
Enter through Gate 6. This is by appointment only. You can also take DART.
I received the first dose, how do I sign up to receive the second?
If you received the vaccine at a site other than Fair Park, try to get the second dose at the same location you received the first. If you received the vaccine at Fair Park, you should come back to Fair Park on the date recommended to receive the second dose, no appointment necessary. For the Pfizer vaccine, you should receive the second dose 19-23 days after the first. For the Moderna vaccine, you should receive the second dose 24-28 days after the first.
The place where I received my first dose can’t guarantee my second dose. What do I do? 
Try to schedule your second dose closer to the day it is due. If you still are unable to receive the second dose at this location and your second dose is due within a day or two, please contact Councilmember Gates’ office at 214-670-7057 or 214-670-3816 .  They will help you find a solution.
There are so many people in Dallas. Why aren’t there more vaccines available?
The federal government is distributing vaccines through the State. The State then allocates vaccines to vaccine distributors across the state with the first priority being large hospital systems. Providers have to apply to be a distributor with the state. You can find a map of all vaccine distributors here. You are welcome to call individual distributors to see if you can get vaccinated there as well. Much like the tests, vaccine quantities are limited now but access should increase with time.
How many doses did Dallas County receive?
Dallas County received 9,000 doses this week and 9,000 doses for next week. They have asked for even more as has the City of Dallas. Over 300,000 people have registered with the County’s distribution list. To aid in getting the vaccine to as many people as possible, UT Southwestern and Parkland have agreed to begin distributing the vaccine to people on the wait list.
I’m in the 1B priority group. When will I be eligible to receive the vaccine?
We will send updates as we receive them from Dallas County as when they begin to serve more people in each prioritization group.
How do I volunteer to help at Fair Park with vaccine distribution?
All volunteer shifts for Fair Park are currently filled. If this changes, we will be sure to update you.
They may still need Medical Volunteers (MD, DO, Dentist, APN, PA, Nurses, Pharmacist, Paramedics, etc.):
Please send an email to assist.vaccination.dallascounty@gmail.com with your desire to volunteer in a vaccinator capacity with all of your information, contact info, license info, dates/times available, etc. AND fill out the form at the link below AND sign up using the following link:

 

WIFI HOT SPOTS SOON AVAILABLE FROM DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY!

Bring the internet home with a Wi-Fi hotspot from Dallas Public Library! Please share the flyer links below with those who can print out flyers and distribute to those who need internet access. 
The DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY will soon have 2,100 more hotspots for cardholders to borrow. Request one now to get on the waitlist and you’ll be first in line when they’re available for check out. You can call Dallas Public Library Skillman Southwestern Branch 214-670-6078 or sign up at this link with someone who has internet access https://bit.ly/39WGXSU  More coming soon on the new Vickery Park branch opening in 2021 as well.
LINK TO PRINTABLE FLYER – FULL COLOR  Hotspot Flyer color

LINK TO PRINTABLE FLYER – BLACK AND WHITE  Hotspot Flyer b&w

 

RELIEF RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

Relief Resource Guide December 2020

Actualización de la guía de recursos de Vickery Meadow – diciembre de 2020

CITY OF DALLAS’ CARES ACT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND (CRF) Short Term Rental Assistance Program

CITY OF DALLAS OFFICE OF COMMUNITY CARE

DALLAS COUNTY EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 

STARTING MAY 4: City of Dallas Rental and Mortgage Assistance COVID 19 SBandHousingOverview City of Dallas

City of Dallas – FAQ Rent and Mortgage Program Covid 19 English

City of Dallas – FAQ Rent and Mortgage Program Covid 19_Burmese

City of Dallas – FAQ Rent and Mortgage Program Covid 19_Farsi

City of Dallas – FAQ Rent and Mortgage Program Covid 19_Kirundi

City of Dallas – FAQ Rent+Mortgage Covid 19 Spanish

CITY OF DALLAS Rental Assistance Program and Small Business Continuity Fund Memo_042920

CITY OF DALLAS RentalMortgageAssistance – Checklist ENG

CITY OF DALLAS RentalMortgageAssistance – Checklist_SPANISH

CITY OF DALLAS MORTGAGE RENTAL ASSISTANCE

CITY OF DALLAS MORTGAGE RENTAL ASSISTANCE SPANISH

CITY OF DALLAS SMALL BUSINESS CONTINUITY FUND

CITY OF DALLAS SMALL BUSINESS CONTINUITY FUND SPANISH

SAY YES TO DALLAS JOB BANK FROM DALLAS REGIONAL CHAMBER 

JOB BANK FROM WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS OF GREATER DALLAS (UPDATED DAILY)

RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE FROM JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES DALLAS

HOW TO FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

Stimulus Checks Update – on Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act – April 1 2020

US Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Details

Sources for Covid 19 Relief for Vickery Midtown Residents – April 1 2020

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILLS SUMMARY – as of April 1, 2020

GUIDANCE FOR RENTERS DURING COVID 19 as of April 1, 2020

GUIDANCE WITH TROUBLE PAYING RENT OR MORTGAGE April 1, 2020

CITY OF DALLAS LIST OF ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

CITY OF DALLAS – ADDITIONAL LIST OF SUPPORT/ASSISTANCE RESOURCES 

CIUDAD DE DALLAS – LISTA ADICIONAL DE RECURSOS DE APOYO/ASISTENCIA

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW:  HELPING TEXANS STAY IN THEIR HOMES 

FREE COVID 19 TESTING IN VICKERY MIDTOWN

7 A.M. TO 4 P.M.  Monday – Friday 

LOCATION: Sam Tasby Middle School  7001 Fair Oaks

More details here:  WalkUp COVID 19 Testing Site-Sam Tasby Middle School (1) 

NOTE:  TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED ONGOING  PLEASE NOTE THIS AS YOU DISTRIBUTE MATERIALS/FLYERS.   

MULTI-LINGUAL FLYERS ON COVID 19 TESTING IN VICKERY MIDTOWN

FLIERS COVID TESTING Sam Tasby MS AUGUST 070120RH 8.5×11 ENGLISH SPANISH.pdfAUG

Please note that these flyers are informational – please disregard dates – the testing is now daily with no end date

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 ALL LANGUAGES AMHARIC

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 ALL LANGUAGES BURMESE

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 DARI

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 ALL LANGUAGES KINYARWANDA

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 ALL LANGUAGES ROHINGYA

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 ALL LANGUAGES SANGO

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 ALL LANGUAGES SOMALI

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 ALL LANGUAGES SWAHILI

FLIER COVID Testing Vickery Midtown July 6-31 061820RH 8.5×11 ALL LANGUAGES TIGRINYA

 

Additional COVID 19 Testing in Dallas

Dallas has lifted the age restriction to test more North Texans.
Criteria for testing sites is as follows:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Must show a temperature of 99.6 or higher
The sites operate daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and are located at:
  • American Airlines Center, Parking Lot E, 2500 Victory Plaza
  • Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S Polk St.

CITY OF DALLAS COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL COVID 19 TESTING SITES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON COVID 19 TESTING SITES

COVID 19 Coronavirus PREVENTION RESOURCES

Vickery COVID19 Fact Sheet English

Vickery COVID19 Fact Sheet Spanish

COVID 19 PREVENTION Multilingual Information in 21 Languages

Vickery Midtown Printable STAY SAFE AT HOME Fact Sheet May 1

Vickery Midtown Printable STAY SAFE AT HOME Fact Sheet May 1 – Spanish

Burmese – CDC stop-the-spread-of-germs poster

Burmese_COVID-19 flyer 1

COVID 19 – Burmese

Rohingya – CDC Video Link

TEXAS COVID 19 DIRECTIVES  

DALLAS COVID 19 DIRECTIVES

CLOTH FACE COVERINGS FACT SHEETS
All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities such as grocery shopping or medicine, currently until April 30, 2020.  Link to more details. 
Curious if your business is essential?  Email businesscovid19@dallascounty.org

COVID 19 LINKS with CONTINUALLY UPDATED INFORMATION

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:  30 Days to Slow the Spread

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID19

State of Texas COVID 19

Dallas County COVID 19

City of Dallas COVID 19 

World Health Organization COVID 19

Johns Hopkins University COVID 19 Global Pandemic Tracking Map (Desktop version)

Johns Hopkins University COVID 19 Global Pandemic Tracking Map (Mobile version)

 

RESOURCES TO TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID 19

Mental health experts provide videos and educational resources to help families talk about COVID-19 and staying safe during the outbreak.

English – Videos and guides to talking to kids about COVID-19

Amharic – Videos and guides to talking to kids about COVID-19

Arabic – Videos and guides to talking to kids about COVID-19

Burmese – Videos and guides to talking to kids about COVID-19

Chin – Videos and guides to talking to kids about COVID-19

Kirundi-Videos and guides to talking to kids about COVID-19

Swahili-Videos and guides to talking to kids about COVID-19

Tigrinya- Videos and guides to talking to kids about COVID-19

 

CENSUS 2020 during COVID-19  

The response to the 2020 Census will determine the allocation of $675 billion in United States federal funds. Following are resources from Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation  about completing Census 2020 information during COVID-19 that have been translated in multiple languages.

English 2020 Census and COVID-19

Arabic 2020 – Census and COVID-19

Burmese 2020 Census and COVID-19

Chin 2020 Census and COVID-19

Kirundi 2020 – Census and COVID-19

Swahili 2020 Census and COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

OPEN TEXAS from State of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott

City of Dallas Comprehensive List of Resources

Small Business Association COVID 19 Disaster Relief Loan Information

US Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act_Small Bus Loan Summary_03302020 (003)

City of Dallas Office of Economic Development – COVID 19 Resources for Small Businesses

Dallas Regional Chamber:  Confronting COVID 19 Keeping Business Running in the Dallas Region

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP  LOCAL VICKERY MIDTOWN ORGANIZATIONS  HELPING  VICKERY MIDTOWN RESIDENTS

SERIOUSLY IMPACTED BY COVID 19 DISASTER  

(continual updates to this list)

Donate to Dallas ISD to help food insecure students 

Donate to Food Pantry helping Vickery Midtown families in need 

St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy

Healing Hands