COVID-19 Resources

Texas Sea Grant has complied a number of resources related to COVID-19, which have beneficial information for Texans. For updates from Texas A&M University on COVID-19, visit

General COVID-19 Information and Resources


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Extension Resources



Sanitation and Cleaning


How to clean your home and office (CDC)




See this list of activities to do while staying at home with kids

Helping children cope with coronavirus


Wellness and Mental Health


Peer Listening Program & Training (Gulf Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Program)


Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ (Emergency Paid Sick Leave)

Managing Stress During a Pandemic: A Presentation on managing stress during a pandemic by Dr. Heidi Radunovich, a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Florida.

Desk Exercises: A video by Utah State University Extension

Managing Anxiety and Stress related to COVID-19 (CDC)

Mental Health Considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak (WHO)




Good Foods to Have on Hand (Utah State University Extension)

Safe Food Guidelines: (Utah State University Extension)

How to Store Foods for Emergencies (Utah State University Extension)


Unemployment Insurance


What is Unemployment Insurance and how do you know if you are eligible?

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Quick Take (Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant Law Center)

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Section 2102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Updates from Coastal Counties

For Texas Sea Grant Staff

For IT resources, including information on VPNs, call forwarding, and Zoom, see Texas A&M IT's Work from Home Resources webpage.

Zoom Videoconferencing is available to Texas A&M employees for download. For information on how to use Zoom, see these Zoom Instructions.

See guidance on how to track travel cancelations resulting from COVID-19.

For Funded Researchers and Students

Texas Sea Grant would like to advise that most current research projects funded by Texas Sea Grant are eligible for a no-cost extension for time, if there is sufficient justification for such a request (i.e. inability to travel to collect data, reduction in laboratory hours, etc.).

The process to request a no-cost extension includes the following:

  • Send an email to Mia Zwolinski's attention, for an initial request of an extension for time, which will be retained for the project record.
  • If possible, provide the estimated period for the extension, although is not required for this initial request.

Please contact Mia Zwolinski at with any questions.

For Businesses & Rural Communities


Texas Comptroller's Office COVID-19 Emergency Response Webpage

National Restaurant Association Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

IRS Extends Tax Deadline to July 15

Texas Workforce Commission COVID-19 Response Webpage

Texas Department of Agriculture COVID-19 Response Page

COVID-19 FAQs for Small Business (Office of the Texas Governor)

CARES Act Quick Take (Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant Law Center)

CARES Act 101 (National Sea Grant Law Center)

Paycheck Protection Program Quick Take (Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant Law Center)

Paycheck Protection Program Tip Sheet (Updated 6-18-20) (National Sea Grant Law Center)

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

Paycheck Protection Program Informational Sheet (U.S. Department of the Treasury)

Keeping American Workers Paid and Employeed Act (Sections 1101-1107 of the CARES Act)

Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Find your local SBDC for assistance with SBA loan options

The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (U.S. Department of Agriculture) - a tool to help rural communities

Rural Resilience Training (Farm Credit) - a free online farm stress management course focused on mental health and management


From the Small Business Administration

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources (SBA)

Disaster Assistance

Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Form Application revised 6-12-20

Informational PowerPoint on COVID-19 Assistance

For Fisheries

Open Seafood Retailers


Looking for seafood while social distancing? We've compiled a list of Texas seafood retailers and restaurants that are open for business.