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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Students, Families & Communities

The Dallas County Promise team is actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our students and community. Our team will continue to support students and school staff virtually via email, text messaging, phone calls and videoconferencing. 

Any information from school district and college partners that has an impact on our scholarship program will be shared with students and the community as quickly as possible. Check back frequently for updates.

School District Updates

Districts across Dallas County have closed buildings in accordance with local mandates and to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Find your district below for information about school closures, health updates, and at-home learning.

College Partner Updates

Colleges and universities across the state are making adjustments for the Spring 2020 semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is information regarding our partner colleges and universities and their efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Fall 2020 enrollment updates from partner colleges and universities will be added to this page as they develop.

Student & Family Resources

As students and families adjust to online learning and new home situations, we will continue to add resources that may be useful in supporting your college and career journey, including local relief organizations. In addition to the below, you can find resources specific to your school(s) and district on their website. 

  • Virtual College Advising - To help support students and families across the country, organizations are banding together to provide virtual college advising support free of charge. Learn more about Ask Advi & Student Success Agency.

    At-Home Learning - Need help finding additional online resources for the entire family? Start with your school district's website(s), then check out this list of sites from the 74Million

    Spectrum Internet - Free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households without current access. Installation and pre-payment fees waived. Call (855) 243-8892 to sign up or learn more here.

  • Food Assistance - The North Texas Food Bank can help families connect with food assistance programs and food pantries across North Texas at no cost. Learn more and get connected to a Social Service Assistance staff member via email at snap@ntfb.org, by phone at 214-269-0906, or on their website.

    Job/Employment Seekers - Work in Texas is a free resource to search for open job postings in your area and across Texas. Start your job search hereIf you have lost your job due to recent changes, you may qualify for unemployment benefits to help reduce the effect on your family’s finances. For more information on unemployment benefits and applying, check out the Texas Workforce Commission’s website

School Staff Resources

Although you likely have many resources available from your school district, we will continue to compile a list of resources from local and national organizations to support you as you are supporting your students in at-home learning and virtual college advising.