June 25, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

June 25, 2020 The rate of new COVID-19 infections, and more importantly, the rate of hospitalizations, is increasing at an alarming rate. To address this public health emergency, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, with the support of every mayor in the county, has issued an Executive Order requiring all businesses in Tarrant County to require […]

June 24, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

June 24, 2020 I’d like to start this update by saying thank you. Those simple words seem so inadequate, which is why I wish you could see the gratitude in my heart. All of us at Meals On Wheels are so incredibly thankful for your commitment to our mission and for your selfless service to those in […]

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 […]