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Health – COVID-19 Issues

Last updated August 24, 2021

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.

Updates

In San Diego County, phase two of vaccinations began on April 1, 2021. The general population 12 years of age and older, as of May 20, 2021, is now eligible for vaccination. Read more here – https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/vaccines/phases.html

Government Websites: official advice and instructions

New: State of California Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

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 Department of Environmental Health

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

Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and Dept. of Justice have issued guidance on the classification of “long COVID” as a disability. Long COVID consists of new, returning, or ongoing health problems experienced four weeks or more after being infected:

Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA, Section | HHS.gov

Vaccine Information

County of San Diego COVID-19 Vaccination Sites and Appointments:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/vaccines/COVID-19-VaxEvents.html

City of San Diego Vaccination Information:

https://www.sandiego.gov/covid-19-vaccination

211 San Diego: (Providing appointment assistance for those 65 and over)

Family Health Centers of San Diego Vaccination Information:

https://www.fhcsd.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

MyTurnCA: (find out if you are eligible and sign up for email updates about eligibility and appointments)

https://myturn.ca.gov/

Testing

Find a COVID Testing Site Near You – the California Department of Public Health has set up an interactive website:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR20-076.aspx

The County of San Diego has also launched a website to help area residents find testing:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/testing.html

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

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

Resources for Managing Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

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

Legal Tools Can Help Families Prevent COVID-19 Era Suicides

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-desk-the-mental-health-lawyer/202008/legal-tools-can-help-families-prevent-covid-era

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in California:

https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers-in-california/

For Professionals

On March 30, 2020 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-39-20, authorizing the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to waive any of the professional licensing requirements relating to healing arts licensees in Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, and any accompanying regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, the examination, education, experience, and training requirements necessary to obtain and maintain licensure, and requirements governing the practice and permissible activities for licensees.

Other Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiMg06DjcUk5FRiM3g5sqoQ

California Public Health YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFvH-hGEKg2elZ7k-_5eQEg

Stanford Law School Compilation of Legal Memoranda Related to COVID-19:

Stanford Law School created a searchable database of memos written by top U.S law firms on a variety of COVID-19 related legal issues including legal issues related to telehealth.

http://covidmemo.law.stanford.edu/

 
 
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