Covid-19 Resources in Aubrey
All Storage Online | July 2, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect Texas, residents of Denton County have had to adapt to changes and overcome unexpected obstacles. As COVID-19 cases rise–and hopefully begin to once again fall–Lone Star residents all over the state can keep an eye on which phase the state is in and check region-specific protocols by monitoring updates from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
At All Storage, we may be all about helping you store your stuff, but we’re also all about helping the communities we serve. One way we’re doing that is by providing information on resources available in Texas and Oklahoma. If you’re in Aubrey or the Denton area and you’re in search of information on COVID-19 testing, assistance with rent, unemployment, or anything else, here’s where to turn:
Where can I get tested? Do I actually need to get tested? What is it like? These are questions many Aubrey, Texas residents are asking as the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve. COVID-19 testing is available in Denton County. You can get tested if you're experiencing symptoms, you’re an essential worker, you’re 60 years of age or older, or you’ve had contact with someone who tested positive. If any of this sounds like you, testing is available at a drive-through site starting at 8 a.m. You’ll need to register in advance, and you can do so by calling 940-349-2585. Once you get there, expect a nose swab test that takes less than a minute. Results will be available in a few days.
Important update for Texas residents regarding unemployment: As of June 30, the work search requirement that was set to go into effect has been suspended. It’ll be revisited in late July, but until then, you can continue to apply for and file unemployment claims on the Texas Workforce Commission website. You can also contact an employee for assistance via the call center that’s open from 7-7 every day. It’s recommended that you use the website first for claims and questions, as it’s available 24-7 and you won’t have to deal with hold times.
Small business owners in the Aubrey community have been hit hard by COVID-19 related closures. Disaster assistance and loans are available. You can apply or find out more information online. Small business loans and grants are often the result of funds from the State of Texas, so you can also speak up about directing funds to Denton County by filling out this form.
There are a number of food pantries in Denton County available for families struggling with food insecurity during COVID-19. If you’re in Aubrey, the closest option is the Hope Food and Clothing Ministry. Services are available from 9-11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at 819 Sherman Drive.
Rent and Mortgage Assistance
For Denton County residents who need help with rent or mortgage payments due to loss of income from COVID-19, Giving Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping. This charity, which is involved in local initiatives to combat and prevent homelessness, offers an online application to request assistance with rent or mortgage.
For all other questions about how COVID-19 is affecting Aubrey and the surrounding communities, including where to find additional resources, the status of events, and hours of availability for city services, you can use the Denton County COVID-19 hotline at 940-349-2585.
If you’re looking for resources in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex or the Oklahoma City area, please take a look at our blog. We also have information on social distancing-friendly activities, how to use self storage safely, and ways to give back.