Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Additional information is available at the following websites:
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Texas Department of State Health Services: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
- Dallas County Health & Human Services: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php
Health Care & Mental Health
What do to if you’re sick - If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, follow the steps provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to help protect other people in your home and community. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 Public Testing - Dallas County has opened a number of free public drive-thru or walk-up testing sites - View the full list here.
Other COVID-19 Testing Options - Many private providers are also offering covid, including Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Walmart, and CVS. Each provider has specific criteria for testing eligibility; call or visit their website in advance to see if you are eligible for a test. You can also contact your primary care physician.
North Texas Behavioral Health Authority - NTBHA has a dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line available to those experiencing stress and anxiety during this time of crisis at 833-251-7544.
Resources for Kids - Cedar Hill ISD has provided resources for mental health and wellness and managing stress and anxiety with kids at chisd.org/virtualcounseling.
Seniors and Those with Underlying Medical Conditions
Grocery Stores - Many grocery stores are offering dedicated hours for seniors and other high-risk groups, including:
- Albertsons, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m.
- Kroger, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 a.m.
- Target, Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m.
- Walmart Supercenter, Tuesdays from 6 to 7 a.m.
- Walmart Neighborhood Market, Tuesdays from 6 to 7 a.m.
Pick up/Delivery - Hillcrest Baptist Church is offering pick up and delivery services for necessities for the elderly or immunocompromised who may not be able to get out. Contact them at (972) 291-3521.
Cedar Hill Shares Food Pantry - Cedar Hill Shares is a community-wide effort to alleviate hunger in our city. They pledge to provide food and other assistance, without discrimination, to eligible needy families living in the 75104 zip code and within the Cedar Hill Independent School District boundaries. Visit their website or call (972) 293-2822.
Other area food pantries - these organizations (click here) offer various food assistance programs. Requirements and process vary with each organization - be sure to call to verify eligibility and process (from the Senior Source).
Unemployment Benefits - Visit twc.texas.gov to apply for unemployment benefits. You will need: last employer’s business name & address; first and last dates that you worked for your last employer; number of hours worked and pay rate.
Other job resources:
- Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce - cedarhillstrong.com
- Dallas Regional Chamber - sayyestodallas.com/jobs/displaced-workers/
- Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas - wfsdallas.com/
Business Resources & Information
Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation and the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce have launched a website, cedarhillstrong.com, to provide resources and information for businesses and employees.
Animal Care & Pet Resources
The Humane Society has a wide variety of helpful information for pet owners during this time. Click here to view information on how to set-up a preparedness plan for your pet, how to keep your home clean and safe for pets, and general information pertaining pets and COVID-19.
COVID-19 FAQs for Animal Owners can be viewed by clicking here.
Local and other animal care resources can be viewed by clicking here.
Financial assistance resources for pets can be viewed by clicking here.
For additional pet care and assistance resources please call the Tri-City Animal Shelter at (972) 291-5335.