Tarrant County Updates
Texas Releases Open Texas Handbook
Governor Abbott and the State of Texas has published new guidelines for the opening of Texas businesses. You can view the handbook below
Free coronavirus testing now open in Fort Worth & Arlington
In both Fort Worth and Arlington, tests are by appointment only and people will stay in their cars for the testing. In Fort Worth, tests are available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week, and in Arlington they are available from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To schedule an appointment in Fort Worth, individuals must first visit Walgreens.com/coronavirus to complete an assessment to determine eligibility. In Arlington, they are asked to visit arlingtontx.gov/coronavirus.
City of Fort Worth and PeopleFund launch new microloan program supporting local businesses
The City of Fort Worth is teaming up with PeopleFund to launch the Business Resiliency Microloan Program, which is prepared to provide at least $850,000 to eligible businesses in Fort Worth who are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Tarrant County and Fort Worth officials to voted on Tuesday, April 7th, to extend Stay at Home orders until April 30th
Template for Renters Needing Assistance with Rent
This template was created so allow you to edit, copy and print flyers you can hand to residents when they need help paying rent. It contains important resources to help them through these difficult times.
Essential Employees Letter Template
Several AATC members have created essential service letters to help explain the apartment industry’s role during this incredible pandemic challenge. For those who’ve not yet done so, we’ve created a sample memorandum for our property owners, managers, and supplier-partners to use when there’s a need. This is not a legal document. However, it has been created as a simple way to respond to a wide variety of government, employee, and supplier-partner concerns. We’d encourage you to review and modify this draft as needed.
Candy Maxey, AATC President, Greystar John Mitchell, AATC Executive Director
Property Management & Maintenance are Essential Businesses
As cities throughout Tarrant County enact stricter “shelter in place” orders that limit commercial activities to “essential business” functions, AATC has confirmed that property management and maintenance are classified as essential businesses in Arlington, Bedford, Euless, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Hurst, & Keller.
As more Tarrant County renters stay home, the presence of apartment office and maintenance is critical to manage properties and ensure maintenance service is performed in a timely manner.
For more information, contact Perry Pillow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 616-0354.
Current Standing County Orders
- Tarrant County
- Palo Pinto County
- Johnson County
- Erath County
- Hood County
- Wise County
- Parker County
- Jack County
- Somervell County
Helpful Websites for information on Coronavirus
- Community Enrichment Center Food Pantry
- Union Gospel Mission: Make A Donation
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
- Bank Industry Response: Find Your Bank!
- 2-1-1 Resident Resources
- Coronavirusnow.com: Site dedicated to providing up-to-date links and resources so you can stay informed
- AATC Legal Services Program
- Information from Tarrant County Courts regarding court proceedings during COVID-19
- Tarrant County Health Department Coronavirus Information
- NAA Guidance:
- TAA Guidance:
- City of Fort Worth Article:
- Centers for Disease Control Information:
- World Health Organization Information: