Coronavirus Resources (National)
Everyone should be able to access quality health care during this time of public health crisis, but many of us don’t have health insurance and face other barriers. Under the Families First Act, Congress provided funding to pay for coronavirus testing for many individuals who are uninsured. In addition, most cities have free or affordable community medical clinics where you may be able to get care. Check out these resources to learn about your right to access medical care, and search for clinics or public health departments where you live.
Unemployment and Paid Time Off
Two laws recently passed by Congress – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Families First Act – expanded unemployment insurance and emergency paid time off. Now more workers are eligible for unemployment insurance and increased benefits. More workers also have access to emergency paid sick leave, as well as family and medical leave (including paid leave for workers who are caring for children or other individuals due to COVID-19). Check out these resources to learn more about who is eligible for these benefits and how to apply.
Cash Assistance, Food and Housing
**NOTE and disclaimer: NDWA is not a healthcare or legal services provider. These resources should not be considered legal or health advice. If you or someone in your family begins to experience symptoms of coronavirus, call your healthcare provider directly.