Resident Resources

Ellis County COVID-19 Testing Locations

State Information and Resources 


Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Workforce Commission

  • 800.628.3642
  • Texas Workforce Commission’s unemployment benefits phone line may have periods of high call volume. You can file your claim online at and check the box for COVID-19 if your unemployment was caused by the pandemic.

Texas Department of State Health Services number of current cases 

  • 512.776.7111

Federal Information and Resources


  • President Trump issued an emergency declaration providing taxpayers a deadline extension to file their taxes from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. 
  • President Trump signed an emergency economic package into law that will provide relief for certain citizens. This legislation only authorizes a one-time payment.  There’s no need to sign-up. Payments will be automatic for those who filed a tax return or recently received Social Security benefits. The IRS will post updates on its website. This is how the checks will be calculated:
    • For those who made less than $75,000 in 2019, you will be eligible for the full payment of $1,200. 
    • Couples who filed jointly and made less than $150,000 will receive $2,400. 
    • An individual who filed as "head of household" and earned $112,500 or less will receive $1,200.
    • For every child in the household, households will receive an additional $500.
    • For those who made more than $75,000 in 2019, their payment will be reduced by $5 for every $100 of income that exceeds the limit. The payment decreases to zero for an individual making $99,000 or more or a couple making $198,000 or more.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disaster Loans

World Health Organization