COVID-19 has helped us to find new ways to help each other in difficult times. Empathy, patience, and understanding (for others and ourselves) will help us all survive, possibly emerging stronger and with new connections.
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- 5/17/22 Update - ADDITIONAL FREE AT HOME COVID TESTS - Every home in the U.S. (with or without insurance) is now eligible to receive an additional 8 free at-home COVID-19 tests delivered without shipping fees. You can order the at-home tests through the federal government.–New!
- Find Free Masks (N95 Respirators) - This tool shows a list of pharmacies that provide free masks (N95 respirators). It does not show their current inventory. Please check with the location for availability. Need help finding free masks in the U.S.? Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489)–New!
- SCC Public Health Department's Better Health Pharmacy, at 725 E. Santa Clara Street, #202, San Jose, is providing free at-home COVID tests. Residents can get 2 test boxes (total of 4 tests) free, without showing any form of identification.–New!
- AB 2719,extends eviction protections for certain renters through June 30. The moratorium only applies to renters with pending applications with Housing is Key.
- FEMA 100% COVID-19 Cost Share Extended for an additional 3 months from April 1 to July 1, 2022. This extension allows FEMA to pay 100% federal funding for the costs of activities previously been determined eligible from the beginning of the pandemic, . including the safe opening and operating of eligible facilities, including schools, and to continue COVID-19 related medical care, vaccination and testing efforts.
- ADA Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability and the federal laws protect people with disabilities from discrimination.
- COVID-19 Vaccines are safe, effective, and free to everyone ages 5 and up Regardless of immigration or insurance status. Everyone ages 12 and older can get a booster.. SCC residents can book their booster appointment now through vax.sccgov.org or by calling 408-970-2000.
- Assistance and accommodations to make sure that everyone can get vaccinated. Guide for Disability and Functional Needs Access at Santa Clara County Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
- CDC - Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants: Travel to and from the United States
- COVID-19 Help for CA Immigrants
- 5/17/22 Update - 50% OF ELIGIBLE PEOPLE HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance - Application for COVD related deaths after January 20,2020 - call 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585 - 6/30/21 FEMA Modified policy - Death Certificate does not have to say COVID caused, for deaths between 1/20/21 and 5/16/21,
- CA Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record - The portal provides only a digital copy of your vaccine record. If you received your vaccinations from a federal agency (e.g., Department of Defense, Indian Health Services, or Veterans Affairs), you will need to reach out to those agencies for assistance with your vaccination record.
- Coronavirus Factcheck - Fact-checking political claims and debunking viral deceptions
- List of Santa Clara County transportation options to vaccine clinics