COVID-19

Mayor Garcetti Announces ‘Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity’ (Move) Program

Mayor Garcetti and Vaccine

New effort builds on City’s pilot initiative that administered over 4,000 vaccines in communities of color in its first two weeks LOS ANGELES –– Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of the Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program –– an effort to scale up mobile vaccinations in some of the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles. This groundbreaking …

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California Labor & Workforce Development Agency Launches New Employer Portal for COVID-19 Industry Guidance

 Employer Portal for COVID-19New portal serves as a central hub of workplace information for employers during the pandemic SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) recently launched a new Employer Portal, a one-stop hub for California employers to quickly find up-to-date state and local county COVID-19 guidance by business industry. The portal can be accessed at SaferAtWork.covid19.ca.gov, …

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Second Application Round Opens for California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Application period ends February 8 Free application webinars offered daily in several languages Sacramento, CA – California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), today announced that Round 2 of the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is open.  The $500 million program is intended for small businesses and nonprofits …

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COVID-19 – Các điểm tiêm chủng hàng loạt – Washington

King County Vaccination

Hơn 10.000 người đã được chủng ngừa COVID-19 tại các địa điểm tiêm chủng hàng loạt của tiểu bang. Sau tuần đầu tiên thành công tiêm chủng hàng loạt tại bốn địa điểm của tiểu bang, Bộ Y tế Tiểu bang Washington (DOH) vui mừng thông báo rằng sẽ mở đăng ký cho tuần thứ hai.\ Nhờ sự nỗ lực …

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California Joins President Biden in Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic by Announcing Special Enrollment to Help People Get Insurance

Covered California announced today that effective Feb. 1, anyone uninsured and eligible to enroll in health care coverage through Covered California can sign up through May 15. The move follows President Biden’s executive order to declare a special enrollment period from Feb. 15 through May 15 for the 36 states served by the federally facilitated marketplace, reopening the doors to …

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Mass Vaccine Site Information from Washington Department of Public Health

All mass vaccination sites are by appointment only and pre-registration is required. Walk-ups are no longer accepted and, unfortunately, we’ve had to turn people without appointments away. Here are the steps you must follow in order to get a vaccine: Confirm you’re eligible using Phase Finder. If you need help with Phase Finder, dial 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Language assistance is available. IMPORTANT: Phase Finder does not make …

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加州響應拜登總統對新冠病毒(COVID-19)的應變措施 宣佈特別登記期間協助民衆加入健康保險

California今天宣佈,自2月1日起,任何無保險但是符合條件通過Covered California加入健康保險的民衆可立即登記加入,登記期限至5月15日截止。36州保險市場增加自2月15日至5月15日的特別登記期間,再次為數百萬美國民衆開啓健保大門。 270萬民眾沒有健康保險,其中120萬人符合條件領取Covered California提供的健保補助,或是Medi-Cal加州醫療補助白卡計劃。 目前的公開登記期間將於1月31日截止,消費者只需在截止日前登記加入,就可從2月1日起享有保障。 加利福尼亞州沙加緬度 – Covered California緊跟在在拜登總統宣佈新冠病毒應變措施後,於周四表示將新增特別登記期間,讓民衆在新冠疫情仍未充分受到控制,經濟持續蕭條期間,有更多機會加入健康保險,這項措的目的在響應總統宣佈在由聯邦政府協助推動健保市場的36州成立特別登記期間,以及他對致力宣導推廣鼓勵民衆登記加入健保的決心。 “新冠疫情及其帶來的經濟蕭條仍然是大家必須面對的痛苦現實,Covered California全心全力儘其所能確保民衆掌握每一個登記加入健保的機會,”Covered California執行總監Peter V. Lee表示。“數以百萬計的加州民衆仍然因爲缺乏健保提供的保障而憂心忡忡,面對疫情嚴峻的此刻,民衆更不能沒有健保。” 就如同Covered California去年采取的措施一樣,新的特別登記期間讓無保險的民衆在缺乏例如最近失去健保或搬家等特殊生涯狀況的正常要求下仍然可以登記加保。任何符合Covered California所要求,與一年一度公開登記期間類似條件的民眾都可以最晚在5月15日前登記加保,保單將在下一個月的1日生效。 “拜登-哈里斯政府的行政命令顯示他們對提供許多美國人迫切需要的健康保險的承諾,”Lee表示。“這項命令翻轉了前四年政府對民衆需求的漠視,全美各地的民衆都將因爲他們的領導而受益。” 拜登總統簽署的行政命令將强化可負擔健保法(Affordable Care Act)和聯邦醫療補助計劃,讓它們繼續提供救命的醫療照護。這項命令指示聯邦機構重新檢討限制通路、減少對包括與新冠病毒有關之并發症或後遺症等先前存在健康狀況者提供保護,令民衆難以登記加保,或負擔加重的政策。請點擊此處查看政府提供的實況説明。 “Covered California敞開大門 — 以及在全國各地為數百萬民衆重新開啓健保大門 – 是一個正確的決定,”加州健康與民衆服務局局長兼Covered California理事會主席Mark Ghaly醫生表示。“加州為拜登-哈里斯政府喝彩,也期盼與聯邦政府携手合作,不僅僅是爲了應付新冠病毒,也是爲了要盡一切可能讓加州民眾加入健保。” 據估計,加州約有270萬民衆沒有健康保險,其中約有120萬民眾符合條件領取Covered California提供的健保補助,或是保費低廉甚至免費的Medi-Cal加州醫療補助白卡計劃。這些沒有保險但是符合條件領取補助的民眾最大部分居住在南加州,大約71萬8千人住在洛杉磯、内陸帝國、橙縣和聖地亞哥地區(請見圖1:符合條件領取保費補助之無健保加州民衆居住地區)。 Covered California在去年3月20日至8月31日成立了新冠病毒特別登記期間,允許任何符合條件的無健保民衆登記加保,並斥資9百萬美元推出宣導活動,針對在新冠病毒危機期間需要健保的民衆加强宣傳推廣。在此特別登記期間,超過28萬9千民衆登記加入健保,超過2019年同期人數的兩倍。 “雖然全加州各地都已經開始接種疫苗,但要等到全州有足夠的人數具有免疫力還需要好幾個月的時間,”Lee表示。“我們仍然籠罩在新冠疫情的陰影下,現在就是確保您和家人擁有適當的健康保險的最好時機,萬一生病或受傷時,就可享有保障。” 圖1:符合條件領取保費補助之無健保加州民衆居住地區 健保財務補助減輕消費者的負擔 最新數據顯示大約140萬民衆,也就是通過Covered California登記加入健保民衆總數的九成,領取某種程度的財務補助,他們每月的保費負擔因此平均減輕百分之80。在所有領取補助的民衆中,大約半數 – 超過64萬人 – 受惠於加州從2020年開始提供,以減輕保費負擔為目的的補貼計劃,其中包括超過4萬4500名過去無法得到補助的中等收入消費者。在這個具有指標作用的州政府計劃下,加州民衆個人年收入最高達$76,560,或一家四口年收入最高達$157,200 – 都有可能符合條件領取補助以減輕保費負擔。 “大多數無健保民眾不知道自己符合領取保費補助的條件,或是已很久沒有查看優質健保其實並不貴,”Lee表示。“請立即登記加入,不要拖延,並且通知親朋好友,確保每個人都能在疫情蔓延期間擁有健康保險。” 加州醫療補助白卡計劃和 Off-Exchange承保範圍 此外,通過 CoveredCA.com 登記加保的民衆或許會發現自己符合條件享受價格低廉或免費的加州醫療補助白卡計劃Medi-Cal,而且可以在網上登記加入。值得注意的是符合加州醫療補助白卡計劃Medi-Cal的民衆全年任何時候都可以登記加入,保單立即生效。 加州醫療照護管理局(California Department of Managed Health Care,簡稱DMHC) 和加州保險局(California Department of Insurance)也同時推遲特別登記期間至5月15日截止。新的截止日期適用於包括在exchange之外之保單計劃在内的個人保險市場。 …

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Covered CA Open Enrollment Available Now

From Dr. Richard Pan (Senator of District 6)- Because of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Covered California extended its Open Enrollment period until January 31, 2021.  Between now and the January 31st deadline, you or a family member are able to enroll or make changes to a Covered California plan as needed. During Open Enrollment, depending on your current situation, you …

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Vaccine Facts from the Office of Mayor Garcetti – 1/22/21

Here are the vaccine facts from January 22, 2021 ELIGIBLE NOW: All L.A. residents 65 and older are now eligible for the vaccine in L.A. County, joining healthcare workers, certain essential frontline workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities on the list of those who can currently get vaccinated. You don’t have to live in the city to come to one of our sites, and …

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Seattle Fire Department to Vaccinate Older Adults in Supportive Housing, Home Health Care Workers in Next Phase of Mobile Vaccination Teams

City of Seattle Partners with SEIU 775 to Vaccinate Phase A1 Home Health Care Workers SEATTLE (January 22, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the next phase of the Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams (MVT), which involves a COVID-19 vaccination partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 775 and focuses on older adults in supportive housing. To …

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