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Crisis Counseling Program

September 24, 2020

The Texans Recovering Together Crisis Counseling Program, from Heart of Texas Region MHMR, offers free, short-term crisis counseling by phone or televideo for individuals, families, and groups living in McLennan, Limestone, Hill, Freestone, Falls, and Bosque counties. The crisis counseling program is available Monday – Friday from 8 am-5 pm.  Requests for counseling will be…

Updates to CovidWaco.com

September 15, 2020

Latest updates to this website include the following: Return to Work – FAQ was updated with the latest guidance. (9-14) Added info about the Salvation Army’s new Emergency Assistance program for those affected by COVID-19 on the Community Resources page.(9-14) McLennan Community College COVID Dashboard is now available on the Dashboards tab. (9-9) Added free COVID-19 testing dates…

New FAQ page on Dashboards and Data tab

August 28, 2020

We have received many questions via phone call, email, and as comments on our social media pages regarding aspects of the dashboard statistics. One of the most common questions is to ask why there is a difference between the statistics on the County dashboard, and those on the “Test Counts” Excel spreadsheet. In response to…

Long Term Care Facility Information Now Available

August 28, 2020

This report contains a list of long-term care facilities currently dealing with an outbreak* of COVID-19, the total number of cases and the number of fatalities associated with each facility.  The information will be updated every Wednesday.  All data in this report is as it has been reported to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District.…

Latest Updates to the Covidwaco.com Website

August 26, 2020

Several updates to the website have been completed this week. Baylor University’s COVID dashboard is now available on the Dashboards tab. New Financial Navigator service available on the Resources tab. Added the LIVE PROGRAM LINK and video tutorials to “Rental/Mortgage Assistance” under Resources (también en español).  

Ciudad de Waco Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler/Prevención de Ejecución Hipotecaria

August 25, 2020

A través de la Ley De Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica del Coronavirus (CARES en inglés), la Ciudad de Waco está brindando asistencia de emergencia de alquiler a corto plazo para ayudar a los inquilinos de Waco que experimentan inseguridad en la vivienda debido a la pérdida de ingresos relacionado con el COVID-19. Los fondos…

NEW Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program

August 25, 2020

Through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Waco is providing short-term emergency rental and mortgage payment assistance to assist Waco renters experiencing housing insecurity due to COVID-19 related loss of income. Funds in the amount of up to $2,400 will be provided directly to property owners on behalf of eligible tenants.…