City of Austin develops interactive COVID-19 basic needs map


AUSTIN, Texas – The City of Austin has developed an interactive map that helps residents find resources they may need during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. 

“With businesses closing down and people staying distant or home, it is harder than ever to meet your needs in Austin. The city and nonprofit partners are working together to help everyone get food and hygiene resources to stay well and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the city’s website said. 

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The map, which according to the city is updated frequently, shows the locations and operations of services available during the coronavirus response. 

The map includes services like “Basic Needs Sites” which are sites set up near known encampments to assist those who are homeless. Those sites include handwashing stations, bathrooms, and food drop off locations that occur once a week through the city initiative “Eating Aparat Together.”  Some of the sites also include mobile showers and violet bag kiosks. 

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The interactive map also shows the location of hygiene stations and bathrooms around the city that remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak including some locations that are open for shower usage. 

Moreover, the interactive map also shows the location of food services be offered around the city. Area churches and nonprofits are offering various services like sack lunches, first come first serve breakfasts, food for senior citizens, veterans, and more. 

Round Rock ISD and Austin ISD food drop off locations are included in the map.  

To find the interactive map and full list of current services provided by the city and non-profits click here.


Central Texas Food Bank distributes food to those in need during COVID-19 pandemic

Those who went to the event received an emergency food box containing about 28 pounds of food consisting of shelf-stable items such as peanut butter, brown rice, canned tuna or chicken, and canned fruit.


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