COVID-19 Resource Guide for Galveston

In response to the growing pandemic and the dynamic effect it has had on Galveston, its businesses and community, we have assembled this handy guide for navigating both the physical and online resources available locally to help you through this uncertain time. Support Galveston and Shop Local.

Alternate Grocery Suppliers

Maceo Spice & Import Company

2706 Market St. | 409.763.3331 |

Specialty grocer well-stocked with a variety of standard kitchen staples. Open Mon-Sat 11am-5pm or order online for pickup.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

1315 21st St. (behind Bryan Museum) |

Thursday and Sunday Markets are closed until further notice, but GOFM recently launched a new online market store. Order online and pickup Sunday.

H &R Food & Meat Market

1428 35th St. | 409.762.4510

Walter Whiteman has owned and operated this neighborhood meat market for over 20 years. Specialty meats (including the famous Walt Burger) and grocery staples available. Open Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Sunday 8am-8pm.

Katie’s Seafood Market

1902 Wharf Rd. | 409.763.8160 |

Online ordering with curbside pick-up and delivery available from Galveston’s favorite fresh seafood market. Open every day 8:30am-6pm.  

LaKing’s Confectionery

2323 Strand St. | 409.762.6100 |

Satisfy your sweet tooth with to-go and curbside orders of all their most popular sundries.

Galveston County Food Bank

624 Fourth Avenue N (Texas City) | 409.945.4232

Only one person at a time allowed inside. Tues-Thurs 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-12pm.


The Yoga Haven |

Now offering virtual classes daily. Visit website for complete class schedule and more information. Pre-registration required.

SD-Fit-6 |

From former bodybuilder and Dallas police officer Steve Fuentes comes a full-body workout using martial arts and self-defense techniques. Follow on Facebook for live workouts.

AnyTime Fitness

Streaming online workout videos.

Tatiana Verega Studio

Online classes and videos from one of Galveston’s premiere fitness gurus.

Home Improvement

Chalmers Hardware

2002 Broadway Ave. | 409.762.9292

Open every day 7:30am-5:30pm

Jamaica Beach Hardware

16708 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd. (Jamaica Beach) | 409.737.3001

Open every day 7:30am-5:30pm.

Nautical Antiques & Tropical Décor |

Vintage nautical décor and home fixtures. Available for email inquiries and online orders. Online inventory updated regularly.

Village Hardware

6711 Stewart Rd. | 409.477.3555

In-store and curbside available. Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 10am-2pm.

Southwestern Paint- Benjamin Moore

6211 Stewart Rd. | 409.497.4470 |

Curbside pickup and free delivery. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm & Sat 8am-1pm.

Edutainment for Adults

Galveston Historical Foundation

Facebook Live Lectures

Every Friday at 2pm

April 9- Ship to Shore, a sneak peek into GHF’s newest attraction

April 17- Galveston’s Red Light District, with local author and Monthly Editor Kimber Fountain

April 24- Virtual Happy Hour, with St. Arnold’s founder Brock Wagner

May 1- GHF Top 20, the top 20 historic photos from GHF’s extensive collection

May 8- Dickens on Dickens, with Lucinda Dickens, 3rd great granddaughter of Charles Dickens

Galveston & Texas History Center at the Rosenberg Library

Historic Archives & Photos

Visit the GTHC page on the library’s website to explore one of the largest historical online archives in the state. Staff is available for assistance or to fulfill orders for historic photos. Call 409.763.8854 ext.126 or email

Cheers at Home with Del Papa

Raise a glass to the heroes here and around the world. Online every Thursday (April 9, 16, 23, & 30) from 5-7pm. 

Rosenberg Library

Online Databases

Rosenberg Library cardholders have instant access to over 1200 online databases, all accessible through the library’s website. Includes image galleries, medical abstracts, education resources for all ages, videos, documentaries, & more. No library card? The library can now offer temporary borrower’s cards via email; apply at

Education for Kids (includes STEM resources)

History Homeschool from Galveston Historical Foundation

Lesson plans available for download from Galveston’s Historic Seaport. Topics include the Tall Ship ELISSA, Marine Biology, Math at Sea, and Tall Ships.

Galveston Land Office

Lesson plans about coastal Texas

Just Coast: Explore Moody Gardens Podcast

Moody Gardens YouTube channel

Podcasts and virtual animal encounters

Galveston Bay Foundation

Online STEM curriculum and virtual field trips

Texas A&M Galveston

Lessons on dynamic positioning technology. Maritime simulator video also available on The Texas A&M University System YouTube channel.

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Free downloadable lessons and videos about corals, coral reefs, marine life, and watershed

Journaling at Home

The Historian’s Journal was created by Galveston’s Bryan Museum in partnership with the iWrite Literacy Organization for 4th grade history teachers. The journal and full 15-day lesson plan is now available online.

Entertainment for the Whole Family

#GalvestonHistory Book Club

Learn about timely topics and historic connections to Galveston with GHF’s Digital Book Club. For April—Pale Rider by Laura Spinney. For May—Hen Frigates by Joan Druett. Visit link for downloads and more information.

Rosenberg Library Adult Services

Books, movies, magazines, music, and more available online from your local library. Sign up for the newsletter or follow at and be the first to know about the premiere of new e-programming including an online book club and poetry readings.

Minecraft Server and Dungeons & Dragons online

Minecraft servers free for kids under 18. For D&D tutorials and gaming contact YA librarian Dustan Archer at

Build an Escape Room at Home

Step by step instructional video and suggestions for making a DIY escape room for kids at home.

Moody Mansion Virtual Tour & Video

Orientation video about the Moody Family history and Virtual Tour of the Moody Gardens architecture & grounds

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Free downloadable coloring pages, puzzles, and activities

#MuseumGamesAtHome with The Bryan Museum

Downloadable and printable puzzles and games

The Bryan Museum Virtual Tour

Guided tour virtual reality (VR) footage split up into five segments. Also visit their VR Resource Center page for lessons and activities that utilize and support YouTube content as well as links to supplemental third-party content.

Books from local historian Kimber Fountain


Dive into the most fascinating parts of Galveston history with personalized, signed copies of the Galveston Seawall Chronicles, Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line, and her latest, The Maceos and The Free State of Galveston: An Authorized History. Ships anywhere in the U.S. or FREE Delivery to any Galveston address. 

Play on The Strand

2119 Strand St. | 409.599.0213 |

Stay home and play with a fantastic selection of toys, games, puzzles, and more. Free curbside pickup and home delivery, free shipping with purchases over $50.

For Local Businesses

Galveston Chamber of Commerce

The local chamber is urging locals to support local businesses and the Galveston economy by buying local. Available online spreadsheet of local business hours and services currently offered as well as links and online resources for local businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19 and online application for financial assistance.

Action Coach

Offers webinars for small businesses including, “Crisis Averted: 11 steps your business needs to prepare for the Coronavirus Economic Panic.”

Online Shopping

Old Galveston Trading Co.

A unique and specially curated selection of gifts, art, and home décor. Free local delivery.

Tina’s on The Strand |

Upscale home décor and clothing boutique. Order by phone or online.

Gracie’s | 409.762.2515

An endless array of gifts, jewelry, home and kitchen décor. Also features activity books and games for kids. Order by phone or online. Free local delivery. 

Becky’s Beach Wreaths

Bel Pri Jewelry & Gifts

Skinsational Body Products

Surf Styles

Delivery and pickup available.

City Services and Updates

City of Galveston

Provides information on upcoming virtual Town Hall meetings, current municipal guidelines and recommendations, and the latest from City Council.

Galveston Park Board of Trustees

View timeline of recent developments. Regularly updated with community resources, local business information, and educational resources.

Galveston County Health District

Latest news, FAQ, and a comprehensive list of free and private (for-pay) testing sites in the area.

University of Texas Medical Branch

How to talk to kids about coronavirus from UTMB professor and psychologist Jeff Temple.

Galveston Independent School District

The latest on local schools. Click on “Galveston County COVID-19 Resources” on homepage for links to testing sites and online and virtual resources for physical and mental health.

Virtual Performances from Local Musicians

April 11- Ukulele Lounge with Robert Krout,

April 20- Robert Kuhn,


Help those less fortunate with a monetary or physical donation to any of these local area centers

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County

1204 45th St. | 409.763.1441

Clothing and hygiene for women

Salvation Army

601 51st St. | 409.763.1691

Clothing, bedding, hygiene, and food

Galveston County Food Bank

624 Fourth Avenue N (Texas City) | 409.945.4232

Food and meals

SMART Family Literacy

2728 Avenue Q |

Children’s books, online donations