The City of El Paso has provided resources and guidance for our residents.
Rentals & Homeowners
As the public health crisis continues to evolve, temporary policies are in place to protect residents from evictions. Read more about Section 4024 of the CARES ACT below:
Job Loss & Financial Hardship
Those currently facing furlough, job loss, and/or financial hardship due to COVID-19 visit the links below for information on job opportunities and financial resources.
El Paso Community Foundation
In partnership with The El Paso Community Foundation and other local organizations, Project BRAVO will distribute $2,000 funds to assist members of our community who were affected by COVID-19 through an El Paso Community Card (MasterCard debit card). The cards can be used to buy groceries, medical supplies, or other basic needs.
- Deadline: Ends December 15th
- Assistance Cap : $2,000.00
Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious disease. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease and people who they came in contact with and working with them to interrupt disease spread.
As the City of El Paso continues to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, it is vital for our community to focus on their personal fitness and nutrition so that everyone is ready, physically and mentally, for the next possible wave of COVID-19 infections and the upcoming flu season.
The City of El Paso began an initiative to improve the overall health of our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those looking to stay active can learn more about Live Active EP, click on the link to review the list of walking paths open to the public. Please remember to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
Watch for Symptoms
If you or anyone you know are ill or experiencing flu-like symptoms please see the link below.
Symptoms to look out for:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
The purpose of the coronavirus self-checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.
The City of El Paso has put together mental health resources during these uncertain times and help those in a mental health crisis.Mental Health Resources
In the mist of stay home orders and social distancing guidelines, an increase in domestic violence has been reported in the community. For anyone affected by abuse and needing support visit the following resources below to get help.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Center Against Sexual and Family Violence
- Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso
- Center for Prevention of Child Abuse
- Child Crisis Center of El Paso
- El Paso Center for Children
State-Supported Living Centers and State Hospital
For information about positive cases at state-supported living centers and state hospitals, visit the Texas Health and Human Services website.
Extended City Resources
The City of El Paso has extended wifi coverage for certain areas during this time.
Extended Wifi Coverage
Stay safe from COVID-19 related scams.
Additional Health Guidance
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The State of Texas developed the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas. The Strike Force will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.
As Texas begins to reopen the state has provided specific checklists for you to follow if you will patron these businesses or facilities. The lists can be found on the Strike Force website.
EPWater has received utility assistance grant funding to help customers impacted by COVID-19. If you qualify, you can receive a credit of up to $500, toward a past due balance.
This program is currently closed after exhausting all program funds and not accepting applications at this time.
One-time full payment on past due electric, water, and gas bills from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.