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



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


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)

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

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.




Marina Closures

March 16

Cameron County closed all beach access and county parks. Boat ramps within these parks are not accessible to the public, including Adolph Tomae.

March 22

The City of Corpus Christi has closed beach access from Zahn Road to Beach Access Road 3, and also Packery Channel (including boat ramp) has been closed to anglers. Re-opened March 24.

March 23

Matagorda County closed all beach access. The Matagorda Harbor boat ramp is also barricaded and inaccessible. Bait stand is open to the public.

March 26

The City of Port Aransas has banned fishing from the shore whether from the ship channel, jetties or beach. Order terminates after April 2, unless renewed.

Willacy County Navigation District (Port Mansfield) closed all boat ramps. Because Cameron County also closed their parks on March 16, Lower Laguna Madre boat ramps 8, 13, 14, 30, 35, 36, & 39 are closed (6 out of the top 7 busiest ramps).

March 27

Mustang Island State Park is temporarily closed.


March 28

Aransas County closed the Beach Park, effectively closing the Little Bay boat ramp within the park boundaries.

March 31

All public beaches, boat launches, boat ramps, bulkheads, docks, piers, wharfs, and parks within the geographic boundaries of Aransas County, the City of Rockport, and the town limits of Fulton are closed.