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By Katie Hall


The city of Austin has a website that provides information in multiple languages on COVID19, including community resources, information for those who are sick, travelers and businesses, along with information on the city's stay at home order. Visit austintexas. gov/COVID19.

United Way

The United Way for Greater Austin provides information about food, health, child care and more. Call 211 to find help and resources related to COVID-19.


The CommUnityCare nonprofit offers a way for those who are feeling sick to get care without leaving home through a phone appointment. Call (512) 978-9015 to schedule a phone visit with a doctor or clinician. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.

Unemployment benefits

The Texas Workforce Commission is beefing up staffing and expanding hours to increase its capacity to handle applications for unemployment benefits. Visit twc. applying-unemployment- benefits and click on the Unemployment Benefits Services tab. You may also call 1-800-939-6631. You will need your Social Security number or Alien Registration number and information about the business you previously worked.

Central Texas Food Bank

Central Texans in need can access food through the Central Texas Food Bank's network of partner pantries and mobile food pantry distributions. For the latest information on getting help, go to centraltexasfoodbank. org and click on "Find Food Now". Once you find the distribution site nearest you, please call to confirm their hours of operation.

El Buen Samaritano

The food pantry at El Buen Samaritano, 7000 Woodhue Drive, is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and is accepting donations to ensure the pantry can continue to serve Austin's families. To donate: bit. ly/2IXZLm8.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Austin Transportation's smart mobility office has partnered with Good Apple to launch the Stay Home, Stay Healthy grocery delivery program during COVID-19 mitigation. This program provides free, convenient access to healthy food for people at risk throughout Travis County, with a focus on historically underserved communities in East Austin. Each home-delivered box contains enough food to last one person for one week and replaces a trip to the grocery store. Residents can refer someone they know who is 55 and older or immunocompromised and in need of food assistance and direct them to the program application form at

American-Statesman staff

Por Katie Hall


La ciudad de Austin tiene una pagina electrónica que brinda información en varios idiomas sobre COVID19, que incluye recursos de la comunidad, información para quienes están enfermos, viajeros y empresas, junto con información sobre la orden de la ciudad en cuestión de la estancia de casa. Visita austintexas. gov/COVID19.

United Way

La organización de United Way for Greater Austin brinda información sobre alimentos, salud, cuidado infantil y más. Llame al 211 para encontrar ayuda y recursos relacionados con COVID-19.


La organización sin fines de lucro CommUnityCare ofrece una forma de atención para aquellos que se sienten enfermos sin salir de casa a través de una cita telefónica. Llame al (512) 978-9015 para programar una visita telefónica con un médico o clínico. El horario es de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. de lunes a viernes y de 8 a.m. a mediodía los sábados.

Beneficios de desempleado

La Comisión de la Fuerza Laboral de Texas está aumentando su personal y ampliando las horas para aumentar su capacidad para manejar las solicitudes de beneficios de desempleo. Visita y haga clic en la pestaña Unemployment Benefits Services. También puede llamar al 1-800-939-6631. Necesitará su número de Seguro Social o número de Registro de Extranjero e información sobre el negocio en el que trabajó anteriormente.

Banco Central de Alimentos de Texas

Los tejanos de bajos recursos o que necesitan ayuda pueden acceder a los alimentos a través de la red de despensas asociadas y distribuciones móviles de despensas de alimentos del Banco Central de Alimentos de Texas. Para obtener la información más reciente sobre cómo obtener ayuda, vaya a y haga clic en " Find Food Now ". Una vez que encuentre el sitio de distribución más cercano, llame para confirmar sus horas de operación.

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