These weekly updates will provide the latest news and information on what our community, the state, and the federal government are doing as we face an unprecedented pandemic.

Irving-Las Colinas Changemakers: LGBTQ: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Inclusion in the Workplace

Join Representative Johnson in a panel discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace, hosted by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. You can find more information about the event and register here.

State-Run COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department, is continuing to run COVID-19 testing locations across the state. Texans can find a testing site near them by visiting the COVID-19 Test Collection Site map.

Masks are most likely to slow the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used in public. Wear a mask when you are around people not living in your household, especially when social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) is difficult to maintain.

CDC Temporary Eviction Ban

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a nationwide eviction ban, temporarily halting all residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. To be protected by the Order, tenants must provide an executed copy of the declaration form (under penalty of perjury) to their landlord, owner of the residential property where they live, or other person who has a right to have them evicted or removed from where they live. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract should complete and provide a declaration. The full order can be found here, and a copy of the declaration can be found here.

Upcoming Tenant Empowerment Workshop

The Texas Tenants Union, in partnership with the Center for Transforming Lives and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, is hosting a series of Tenant Empowerment Workshops. Workshops cover leases, eviction, deposits, and repairs. Afterwards, one-on-one help is available. Workshops are held the 2nd Monday each month at 6:30 pm. The next online workshop will be hosted on Monday, September 14 at 6:30 pm. You can find more information or register here.

2020 Census Deadline Approaching

The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020. The census data helps shape the future of our schools, healthcare system and so much more. Everyone is required to participate, and all answers are confidential. Take the census today here.

Virtual Volunteering for Coppell Teens

The Cozy Library and Community Commons is accepting teenage volunteers for virtual volunteers. Volunteers must be between the ages of 13 and 17, and must live in Coppell or be a CISD student. More information on volunteering opportunities can be found here.

Ignite My Future in School Teacher TECHademy

Ignite My Future in School is hosting a Virtual TECHademy for educators to virtually learn, connect and share with other educators from across Texas and Oklahoma. Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with Discovery Education to host a 3-hour immersive virtual Professional Learning session that focus on engaging students in real world problem solving by leveraging computational thinking. All educators are welcome to join and will receive no-cost transdisciplinary resources and strategies designed to effectively engage with the foundations of computational thinking across many subjects. The event will be hosted on September 16, 2020 from 9am-12pm. For more information or to sign up for free, go here.

Coppell ISD Superintendent Named a National “Superintendent to Watch”

Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt is one of the “2020 Superintendents to Watch” selected by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). He is among only 24 district leaders in the nation and only three in Texas, who NSPRA chose for this recognition. According to NSPRA, “Superintendents to Watch” engage and inform their school communities with new communication technology tools combined with tried-and-true techniques.  Honorees have fewer than five years of experience as a superintendent and possess dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core. The complete list of “Superintendents to Watch,” can be found here. Congratulations Dr. Hunt!

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