Like most families in North Texas, I’m sure you are wanting to stay up-to-date with the latest news and information on the COVID-19 pandemic. My team will regularly update this page with the most important information as it becomes available to us.
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Updated Dallas County Shelter-In-Place Order
Judge Clay Jenkins issued the current Shelter-In-Place order for Dallas from March 23 to April 3. The order will now be extended to go through May 20. We expect the official order to come out later today. To see the latest on Dallas County COVID-19 information or updates you can visit: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/
On Friday, March 20th, TEA updated https://txschools.gov/ to include the MealFinder Map, which Texans can utilize to see where and when their local education agency is providing free meals.
Additionally, the TEA has put together a list of resources for students and parents that can be accessed by clicking here.
Unemployment Due to COVID-19
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency that oversees the state’s unemployment benefits. The Texas Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to those individuals who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. TWC determines benefit eligibility based on past wages, why someone lost their job, and ongoing eligibility requirements. If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for benefits either online at any time here or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8am–6pm CT Monday through Friday.
TWC will be waiving work search requirements for all claimants and the waiting week for those claimants affected by COVID-19. However, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) may be available at this time.
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