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Health – COVID-19 Issues

Last updated March 27, 2020

Below are selected websites from reliable sources, vetted by our Law Librarians. This is not an exhaustive list of information available on this topic, but a starting point to provide you with basic information.

 

Health Insurance thru Covered California 

Covered California has extended the enrollment period due to the Coronavirus; if you need health insurance you may still be able to get some:
https://www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/special-enrollment

CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. Among other things, this Act provides additional funding for prevention diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19; allows emergency use of certain diagnostic tests not approved by the FDA; expands health-insurance coverage for diagnostic testing and requires coverage for preventative services and vaccines. The link below provides a summary and full text of the Act:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548

Government Websites: official advice and instructions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19 page

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

California Department of Public Health – COVID-19 page

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cid/dcdc/pages/immunization/ncov2019.aspx

County of San Diego Health and Human Services

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/hhsa/programs/phs/

County of San Diego Dept of Environmental Health

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/deh/

 

Articles and Sites of Potential Interest to Help You Stay Healthy in Body & Mind:

General info from World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Coping with Anxiety and Isolation

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html