Community Resources COVID-19

CDC information for COVID-19

General Information on COVID-19How to protect yourselfIf you think you are sick

Rowlett community

Rowlett Ready community organizations active in disaster

Food resources

Free meals for Gisd students

Weekend meals for kids from local schools
Pastor Pam White, First Rowlett United Methodist Church
4405 Main St, Rowlett, TX 75088
Contact Person: Dretha Burris 214-212-5537
Give financially here: http://firstrowlett.org/give
(Select the “other” category and put “weekend meals” in the memo line)
Donate food:
Drop off time: Saturday, 3/21 from 10:00am to noon
Items needed for weekend food bags:
boxes of macaroni and cheese, boxes of cereal, fruit cups, applesauce cups, canned chicken, canned pasta, granola bars, peanut butter, crackers, peanut butter, jelly (in squeeze bottles, not glass)

Hope in Hand Food Pantry
Pastor Ann Dotson, First Christian Church
7301 Miller Rd, Rowlett, TX 75088
Contact Person: Ann Dotson 972-768-5567
Give financially here: www.fccrowlett.org
(There will be food Pantry option on dropdown)
Donate food:
Please donate food to First Christian Church. If no one is at church, please drop off donations under the covering and we will get them ASAPIt cost about $30 to feed a family of 4 for a week and about $42 to feed a family of 6+
Items needed:
Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Pasta’s, (ravioli, etc.) Canned meats, (chicken, tuna, chili, etc.) Hearty Soups, Mac and Cheese , Cereal, Boxed Potatoes.
Procedure for picking up food from Hope in Hand:
Our procedure for drive thru food pick up is as follows: Drive under covered porch, Knock on the glass door, Show your ID to the volunteer Let them know how many are in your family, Go get back in your car AFTER they put the groceries on the patio, then you can load them into your car.

Free internet access

Comcast

Low-income families in the Comcast service area can sign up for 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Also, Comcast is increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward.

Spectrum for students

Beginning March 16, Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Practical steps to keep your family safe

Use wisdom - Do not fear. Be prepared with these items:

• Tissues
• Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in 325 mg tablets
• Mucinex, Robitussin or DayQuil/NyQuil, (or whatever your choice of cough medicine)
• Humidifier (if you don't have one it would also be a good thing to get; you can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam).
• Keeping a  big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand.

If symptoms are visible or there has been COVID-19 contact: Use the meds mentioned above-

For a fever over 101, take Tylenol as prescribed. Use cough expectorants like Mucinex. Don’t suppress your cough you want to loosen that chest congestion and get that mucous OUT!
Stay hydrated with electrolyte drinks ( Powerade, etc) half and half with water. Rest as much as possible.
If you're sick, you should not be leaving your house except to go to the hospital, and if you do, wear a mask (regular is fine, you don’t need an N95).

You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE ER unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high AND unmanaged with medication.