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Facts and Information on COVID-19 Variants

The virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly mutating and changing, which leads to new variants of the virus, including those that are classified as variants of concern, or VOCs. VOCs may spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which could lead to more COVID-19 cases.

There are currently several VOC around the world, including here in the United States:

  • Alpha variant: first detected in the United States in December 2020
  • Beta variant: first detected in the United States at the end of January 2021
  • Gamma variant: first detected in the United States in January 2021
  • Epsilon variants: two variants were first identified in California in February 2021
  • Delta variant: first detected in the United States in March 2021

To learn more about COVID-19 variants, please visit the CDC website.


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COVID-19 Services For Those Without Insurance

If you do not have health insurance and are in need of COVID-19 testing, treatment or vaccination, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has you covered.

Who can get services?

  • Anyone without health insurance, no matter their immigration status
  • A social security number and/or government ID may be requested, but is NOT required
  • If they request this information, it is only to confirm you do not have insurance
  • Accessing services will NOT affect your immigration status and will NOT be shared with immigration agencies

What is free?

  • Testing, treatment, and vaccines for COVID-19
  • If you receive a bill related to COVID-19 testing, treatment, or vaccination, ask your provider to bill the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program instead of you directly
  • If you’ve already paid for COVID-19 testing, treatment, or vaccination and receive a bill, you may be owed a refund; speak to the person or facility who sent the bill for a payment cancellation or refund
  • If they still do not cancel the bill or issue a refund, contact the HHS Office of Inspector General Hotline at 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) or visit https://TIPS.HHS.gov to file a complaint

How is it free?

A federal Uninsured Program covers COVID-19 services to anyone without insurance.

For more information:

For patients: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-patients/

For health care providers: https://coviduninsuredclaim.linkhealth.com


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Video Resources

Mayo Clinic Q&A Podcast: COVID Fatigue
Health experts concerned 'COVID Fatigue' causing a rise in cases
Mental Health COVID-19
How flu vaccines can help in COVID-19 fight
What to know about this season's flu vaccine
Facts about the flu vaccine and covid-19
Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Don’t hesitate, dive into data for COVID-19 vaccine
Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccine update
Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccinations happening in phases
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ: Dr. Richard Martinello
Providing Financial Assistance for COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses: FEMA

Health and Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the best ways to help slow the spread of the pandemic is to stay informed on the latest information. These health guidelines will help you, your family, and your community stay safe and well.

COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It is spread mainly from person to person, particularly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness.

Everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more severe illness.


Masks and Face Coverings

Masks that cover the nose and mouth have been shown to be one of the best ways to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, along with hand washing, social distancing, and other safety steps. If someone has COVID-19, even if they don’t feel sick, tiny droplets that contain the COVID-19 virus can come out of their nose and mouth when they breathe, talk, or sneeze. A mask stops those droplets from spreading in the air. A good mask can also help protect the wearer, by filtering respiratory droplets from other people out of the air you breathe in.


Mask Wearing for Children

Kids can help play a part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks in public. To wear a mask, children should be over the age of two, developmentally capable of wearing a mask, and have no health conditions that would make mask-wearing unsafe. If a child is sleeping or incapable of removing a mask on their own they should not wear one.


Safer Sex During COVID-19

During the pandemic, its a good idea to limit close contact, including sex, with people outside your household. Any type of in-person sexual activity does carry some risk. But there are ways to have intimate contact and remain connected. If you do have sexual partners outside your household, there are steps you can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19.