10/8: 2021 Health Insurance Q&A: The Open Enrollment period for public Marketplace health insurance is coming up Nov. 1–Dec. 15. If you have questions about eligibility or coverage options, join Foundation Communities’ Health Coverage program experts on Oct. 8 at 1:30pm for a live Community Health Coverage Forum via phone, Zoom, or Facebook Live. For event details or to register, contact Lynn Cowles at 512-522-3220 or Lynn.Cowles@foundcom.org
10/8: Get Free Food: The Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) is hosting a community-wide food distribution event this coming Thursday. You can get free groceries for your household there until supplies run out. Try to arrive early, because they don’t have guaranteed groceries if food runs out before 11am. • Thurs., 10/8, 8–11am @ Travis County Expo Center (7311 Decker Ln. in 78724). Call the CTFB distribution programs hotline for schedule updates: (512) 684-2559.
City PPE Distribution: The City of Austin is distributing free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like facemasks, hand sanitizer, and educational materials at no cost to city residents again this week: • Wed., 10/7, 9–11am @ Turner Roberts Recreation Center (7201 Colony Loop Dr. in 78724); • Thurs., 10/8, 9–11am @ Manor City Hall (105 E. Eggleston St., Manor, TX 78653); and • Sat., 10/10, 9–11am @ Travis County Del Valle Community Center (3518 FM 973, Del Valle, TX 78617).
If you have a question for KOOP about COVID-19, leave a message for us at 512-710-5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to questions and share other community updates weekly on Reflections of Community Outreach or the In Touch Interviews show.