April 30, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

April 30, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott has decided to allow the State’s stay-at-home orders to expire today, making way for businesses to reopen with certain restrictions starting tomorrow, May 1, 2020. This new order will allow businesses like retail stores, malls, restaurants and theaters to reopen Friday, but limits occupancy to 25%. The order will also […]

April 14, 2020 COVID-19 Update

April 14, 2020 I want to take a moment to update everyone on a new program that we launched today. While this new program won’t directly impact you, I want you to be aware of what we are doing to serve seniors in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Our new COVID-19 SNP program is a collaborative […]

April 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update

April 6, 2020 As we mentioned in last week’s update, we have been searching for a face mask supplier.  We found one who would sell us 1,000 paper masks, which were delivered this afternoon. We will begin distributing these masks to volunteers tomorrow, April 7th.  The face masks will be in the plastic bag, along with […]

April 1, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Wearing Masks Over the past few days, there has been a lot of discussion about the efficacy of having the general public wear masks to help lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission.  This morning the U.S. Surgeon General stated that his office is reviewing data out of China and South Korea, but at this time, […]

March 26, 2020 COVID-19 Update

I want to begin this update with a heart-felt thank you to each of you for your commitment and flexibility.  We have seen a huge increase in the number of new clients, which is stretching our volunteer, staff and financial resources to their limits.  Many of you are delivering more meals than normal to clients […]

March 23, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Do gloves protect me and others from COVID-19? A number of volunteers have started wearing surgical or latex gloves while delivering meals.  These types of gloves provide a false sense of security because the gloves themselves can become infected and viruses or other contaminants can be transferred to other people or objects the gloves come […]

March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Update

We want to start today’s update by thanking all of our volunteers for showing up day after day to serve those in need.  Understandably, we have had some volunteers back out of their scheduled delivery, generally because they fall within a high-risk category.  As a volunteer, you know the importance of the service we provide, […]

March 16, 2020 Coronavirus Update

Thank you for helping Meals On Wheels continue its mission during the COVID-19 crisis.  Your volunteer service is an integral part of our ongoing effort to deliver essential meals to those most at risk in our community.  We appreciate you!  The following items may help you and our clients stay safe as you deliver meals. Please contact me if […]

March 11, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

Tarrant County has now seen its first presumptive positive case of Coronavirus. There are also a small number of cases in nearby counties.  While having even a few confirmed cases in our community is cause for concern, the risk of exposure to the general public is still extremely low in North Texas. The best way […]

March 9, 2020 Coronavirus Update

Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and is in regular communication with Tarrant County Public Health Department to stay updated with the latest local, state and federal information and prevention measures. On this morning’s weekly call with Tarrant County Public Health, they reported that no confirmed cases of […]