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Resources for West Texas and S.E. New Mexico during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A list of information and resources to help you through the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: KWES

This is a running list of important events and resources to keep you informed and help you through these difficult times brought on by COVID-19. This article will be updated daily.

Known cases: LIST: Here are all the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Permian Basin

Timeline of Important Events:

April 13: 80 million should get stimulus checks by Wednesday, Treasury says

April 12: Midland County confirms 2nd COVID-19 death

April 11: Coronavirus live updates: IRS deposits first economic aid payments, nation's death toll passes Italy

April 7: At least 14 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the Permian Basin

April 7: Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown brought on by coronavirus pandemic

April 6: Direct deposits coming soon to Texans, Gov. Abbott says

April 6: Gov. Abbott: There have been 7,319 cases of coronavirus and 140 deaths in Texas

April 3: Fort Stockton issues shelter-in-place

March 31: Midland Mayor puts new regulations on self-quarantining, businesses

March 31: ECISD extends school closure through May 1

March 31: MISD extends closure to May 1 due to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30: Mayor David Turner announces shelter-in-place for Odessa

March 27: City of Marfa issues shelter-in-place amid COVID-19 concerns

March 27: New Mexico schools closed for rest of 2019-2020 year

March 25: $2 trillion coronavirus deal: Who will get stimulus checks and when?

March 25: President Trump approves Gov. Abbott's COVID-19 disaster declaration, federal assistance request for Texas

March 25: Fort Stockton issues declaration of disaster, sets curfew

March 24: COVID-19 patient in Midland County has died, first death in the Permian Basin

March 24: Midland mayor says "shelter in place" is not needed

March 24: Midland County extends disaster declaration through April 3

March 20: Howard Co. issues disaster declaration, city closes playgrounds until April 20

March 19: Texas governor: Schools, bars, restaurant dining rooms must close temporarily due to coronavirus

March 13: Texas governor declares statewide public health disaster over coronavirus

March 13: President Trump declares national emergency on coronavirus


CDC: Coronavirus Self-Checker

Stimulus check: Stimulus check calculator: See how much you'll likely be getting

WFAA: Right on the Money: Here's how to apply for unemployment benefits in Texas

More on unemployment: Texas Workforce Commission aims to provide aid to the unemployed due to COVID-19

Getting Tested: Where to get screened for COVID-19 in West Texas

CARES Act: 5 benefits from the CARES Act you need to know about besides the stimulus check

PBAF Relief Fund: PBAF opens Emergency Relief Fund to help locals affected by COVID-19

Odessa Child Care: Odessa YMCA offering 24 hour childcare for essential workers

Midland Child Care: Parents need not worry about child care thanks to the Midland YMCA during school closures

Pregnancy: Are pregnant women more at risk for COVID-19?

Sick Leave/PTO: How to get paid sick leave or paid time off to stay home with your kids for two weeks.

Finding Food and Groceries: How to find food or restaurants near you

Groceries for seniors: H-E-B, Favor team up to launch grocery delivery service for seniors

Avoiding Scams: West Texas FBI Agent gives advice for combating online COVID-19 scams

Residents in the Big Bend: Marfa Public Radio has compiled an extensive list of resources for citizens in Presidio, Jeff Davis, and Brewster Counties.


Breaking Down Odessa's Shelter In Place:

Note: This shelter in place order went into effect on March 30 at 11:59 p.m.

What Happens When You Get Tested?

Shelter in Place vs. Quarantine

Emergency vs. Disaster Declaration

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