COVID 19 Resources

If you're needing help paying your bills, these sites have resources that may be of help. 

(Lots of links below, they are in BOLD)

National Housing Law Practice

On March 27, 2020, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law. The law includes important, immediate protections for tenants and homeowners. The federal eviction moratorium for tenants living in certain types of housing . . . 

Metrolibrary Coronavirus Resources

Links are provide for General Information

Employment and Unemployment Insurance - A link to the library's job seeker tools as well as information on unemployment including who to contact, which forms to process and important information to help you.  We also have identified some places hiring temporary workers during this time.

Medical Assistance -  Resources to help Oklahomans receive referrals, medical testing and screening.

Utility/Housing Assistance -  Listing of resources to help provide utility, rental, and mortgage assistance.  Also includes information on emergency shelters in the community.

Food - Includes locations and times for public schools and regional locations for free meals for children and youth 18 and under.

Information about food pantries and free meals.

Assistance to Seniors -  Resources for older Oklahomans who need referrals to local assistance. 

Caregivers of Children - Resources and supplies available to families with young children.

Educational & Learning -  Learning resources including virtual tours, books and reading lists, digital storytimes, arts, music, cooking, and health and wellness. 

Employers - Resources for Oklahoma County employers whose business(es) are impacted by the Coronavirus health crisis. 

The City of Oklahoma City's Resource Page

OKC Council approves $5.5M Small Business Continuity Program for COVID-19 emergency relief

The Oklahoma City Council  approved an unprecedented $5.5 million emergency relief program for local small businesses on Tuesday.

The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the City of Oklahoma City built the framework of the proposal, called the Small Business Continuity Program. It’s based on research of what other communities are doing nationally and globally to save their local small businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

MetroFamily - Includes helpful coping tips for families, referral link for childcare, food and meal resources, and a list of restaurants offering take out, curbside, or delivery

Oklahoma Regional Food Bank

Information about SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, WIC, recipes, CSFP (Senior Boxes), prescription assistance, and additional resources.

United Way

The United Way’s campaign raises money to support 113 programs in five focus areas—strong families, successful kids, healthy citizens, independent living and community preparedness—that are administered by 57 Partner Agencies, striving to improve lives in our community.

 

Information about Utilities

Click here for more information from Oklahoma Natural Gas

In order to lessen any financial hardship the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have on our customers, we are temporarily suspending disconnects due to nonpayment through April 15. We offer a variety of options to make payments or set up alternative payment plans. If you are facing financial difficulties, please contact us to discuss short-term payment extensions and long-term payment assistance.

Click here for more information from Cox

 Through May 15, Cox has agreed 

  1. not to terminate internet or telephone service to any residential or small business customer because of an inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the pandemic.
  2. To Waive any internet or telephone late fees that residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the pandemic. 
  3. Open all Cox Wifi outdoor hotspots. 

Click here for more information from AT&T

AT&T is proud to support our customers by pledging that, for the next 60 days, we will:                                                                                           

1.  Not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.                                                                                                                                                 

2.  Waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.                                                                                                                                                                  

3.  Waive domestic wireless plan overage charges for data, voice or text for residential or small business wireless customers incurred because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

4.  Keep our public Wi-Fi hotspots open for anyone who needs them.

From OG&E Facebook page March 14, 2020

OG&E Due to the outbreak, we will not disconnect service for an existing account for 30 days starting on 3-14-2020. This is not 30 days from your due date or from your cut off notice. It is only from March 14th. Depending on the situation it may be extended, it may not. Hopefully, this clears up any confusion.