Covid-19 Resources in Bedford
All Storage Online | July 15, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
Things look a lot different this summer in Bedford, Texas. What is usually a happy time defined by playgrounds, summer, camp, and community gatherings has instead been filled with masks and social distancing. At All Storage, we love our Bedford community and we’re looking forward to the future when we can safely enjoy all sorts of Texas traditions together again. In the meantime, we’re all about keeping you safe when you’re at an All Storage facility and providing you with resources for when you’re not.
If you’re local to Bedford or you’re in the Tarrant County or Dallas Fort Worth area, here is a list of things to help you get through this tough time. From answers about what you need to bring with you when you get tested for COVID-19 to how to support Bedford businesses that may be economically impacted by the current situation, we’ve got you covered:
On June 25, an executive order went into effect that made masks mandatory through August 3. The order may be extended or ended early, but until then, it’s good to know a few local DFW businesses where you can stock up on some affordable–and dare we say fashionable–masks. Local options include a vintage costume shop in Plano that’s typically known for its Kentucky Derby gear, a pet store that’s pivoted to producing masks with filters, and a sustainable mask company in Fort Worth.
If you’re looking for a coronavirus test in Bedford, your first step is to self screen online. You will then be able to use the Tarrant County scheduling portal to find a test site nearby. Should you get tested? If you have symptoms such as a fever, shortness of breath, and a cough, or you’re an essential worker, or you have chronic health conditions, or you’re over 65, you should get tested. It’s covered by insurance, so be sure to bring your insurance card with you, plus a photo ID and the QR code from your appointment confirmation. Expect a drive-through test site where you’ll remain in your car the whole time, even during the short test. You will get your results in five days or less.
Families or individuals who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to afford food can look to local food pantries. In Bedford, there’s First United Methodist Church’s Project H.E.L.P which operates a food pantry Tuesdays from 9-12:30. Project H.E.L.P. is located at 2012 Shady Brook Drive in Bedford. You can also find nearby food pantries in Hurst, Euless, North Richland Hills, and elsewhere.
Supporting Local Businesses in Bedford
One great way to do good even from home during COVID-19 is to support your local businesses in Bedford. You might consider devoting one night a week to getting takeout or delivery from a restaurant you love or maybe even one you’ve never tried before. A large number of restaurants in Bedford offer takeout and delivery (the latter is often through third-party services such as Postmates). Some great choices include Al Wadi Cafe for fresh Greek food, Bedford Hello Donuts for everyone’s favorite AM indulgence, Crazy Cowboy for wings, brisket and other fare fit for a cowboy, and Jet’s Pizza for decadent deep dish. That’s far from a comprehensive list of restaurants, so take a look here for more options or call your favorite spot to see what they’re doing.
You can also follow Support Bedford Business on Facebook for information regarding small businesses in Bedford ranging from bakeries to paint stores to exotic bird shops.
If you’re looking for resources in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex or the Oklahoma City area, please take a look at our blog or contact us with questions.