Covid-19 Resources in Arlington
While the city of Arlington and the state of Texas have begun reopening in the wake of COVID-19, many residents of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex are still feeling the effects of the ongoing situation. Some services in Arlington remain closed and others are open with modified practices in place for increased safety.
As of June 2, there are 594 active COVID-19 cases in Arlington. Whether you’re out of work, working from home, or you’re gradually returning to the outside world following months of social distancing, life probably looks and feels a little different for you. At All Storage, we’ve implemented contact-free renting and other safety measures. Additionally, we’re committed to providing information on resources to the communities we serve.
If you’re based in Arlington, here is where to turn for help during COVID-19:
Drive Through Testing
Arlington offers drive through COVID-19 testing. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as a cough, fever, shortness of breath or you’re in an at-risk group such as an adult over 65 or an individual with a chronic illness, consider getting a test. Appointments can be made online. Once you’ve confirmed yours, drive to the testing site with your ID. You can expect a nose swab and results in 4-5 days.
Good news for Arlington residents looking to get some fresh air while social distancing. Parks are open. This includes tennis courts, hiking trails, playgrounds, and public restrooms. Splash pads are also open just in time for summer. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department with questions.
Help With Bills
If you are struggling to pay bills during COVID-19 due to loss of work, there are resources available to help you in Arlington. Atmos Energy has suspended gas disconnections and also offers payment plans with no additional fees. Arlington Water Utilities also offers assistance and payment plans. Additionally, Catholic Charities operates a program called Care & Share that helps residents pay their utility bills.
City Resources and Social Distancing
Whether you need to report a missing pet, find out about the upcoming status of a city meeting, or request a pothole be fixed, there are ways to do it while social distancing. Arlington uses an automated text messaging tool called Citibot that allows you to report issues, get permits, or find information. Simply text “hello” to 817-409-4110 to get started. You can also call 211 to find out more about COVID-19 testing and get information about housing, bills, and other issues.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank offers mobile pantries in Arlington several times a month. Head to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church every second Saturday of the month from 9:30-11, Arlington Charities every fourth Friday of the month from 9-11, Household of Faith every fourth Friday of the month from 10-12, or Iglesia Cafe every fourth Friday of the month from 10:30-12:30. Mission Arlington also offers a drive through food bank and food delivery.
Restaurants Offering Takeout and Delivery
The city of Arlington hosts an online, regularly updated list of restaurants offering takeout and delivery. There are over 170 options, including Texas classic Torchy’s Tacos, national chain Jason’s Deli, and Arlington favorite 225 BBQ. Restaurants in Texas are allowed to offer dine-in services at 50% capacity, but you should call your favorite eatery to confirm that they offer this before heading over. Restaurants that are open for dine-in will be limiting the number of guests per table and will be implementing extra precautions such as disposable menus.
Need additional resources in the DFW area and tips on coping with social distancing? We will continue to update our blog with helpful information and are always available to answer any questions about using self storage during COVID-19.