COVID-19 Community and Business Resources

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This community has a long, notable history of helping our neighbors in need when disaster strikes, Rowlett residents are strong and resilient. To help those in need right now, and to provide an avenue for those who wish to help, the City of Rowlett has formed the Rowlett Community Organizations Active in Disaster Committee (RCOAD). This a permanent committee and will provide assistance to our citizens and community during and after disaster situations.  

The RCOAD is ready to help you through the COVID-2019 outbreak.  Visit RowlettReady.com to find resources for spiritual and emotional care, business assistance information, local food bank and utility assistance, and more. RowlettReady.com is also now able to accept donations, coordinate volunteer opportunities, and facilitate needs for Rowlett residents.  

What guidelines should I follow if I own a restaurant?
Rowlett Environmental Health Division has developed guidelines, which follow CDC recommendations for food establishments who choose to open for delivery/curbside service. Please review the Rowlett COVID-19 Guidelines for Food Establishments (pdf).

What is happening with meals for kids through our school system?
GISD is providing curbside breakfast from 8-9am and lunch from Noon-1pm at designated campuses. In Rowlett, those include Back, Dorsey, Giddens-Steadham, Liberty Grove, and Rowlett Elementary Schools, and Coyle Middle School. Families may remain in their cars, one meal will be provided for each child who is present and under 19 years of age. Additional locations can be found at GarlandISD.net.

Rockwall ISD is offering curbside lunch from 11am-1pm at Dobbs Elementary and Rochell Elementary.

What is happening locally at grocery stores?
All sales of bath or toilet tissue are limited to the greater of: (a) twelve (12) rolls per purchase or (b) one (1) package per purchase. Additionally, the City of Rowlett order encourages businesses to limit the sale of other high demand items on a per purchase basis. Many stores have announced reduced hours so they can sanitize and restock shelves – please be aware that hours may have changed or may change in the future.  Walmart, Target, Costco and Dollar General have added senior-specific shopping hours. Please do not hoard supplies!

Business Assistance

  1. Governor Abbott announced that the SBA has approved Emergency Designation for Small Business Disaster Loans. 
    Visit www.sba.gov/disaster to apply for assistance, this online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about loan eligibility. 
  2. We are all navigating uncharted waters with COVID-19, and our business community is no exception. The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce is surveying business impacts in an effort to communicate needs to local, state, and federal partners, as well as direct businesses to appropriate resources if/when available.

    Find the survey at http://www.rowlettsurvey.com

Resources

City of Rowlett Ecomonic Development Department Business Resources
Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
Centers For Disease Control (CDC)
Texas Department of State Health Services 
Garland Independent School District 
Rockwall Independent School District 
North Texas Municipal Water District COVID-19 Info

Dallas County Health & Human Services COVID-19 Info 972-692-2780

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Sign up for Connect Rowlett Notifications
We encourage you to register your contact information with Connect Rowlett, the City’s emergency notification service. Connect Rowlett allows residents to opt-in and receive information via phone call, text message, and/or email based on locations and subjects relevant to you. This system is used to notify residents of imminent threats to health and safety as well as informational notifications that affect home and/or work environments, such as severe weather, flooding, gas leaks, police activity and more.