Wear a Mask: The Texas Governor is allowing all businesses to open at 100% capacity starting March 10, 2021. The CDC continues to recommend that neighbors use PPE in public spaces and avoid gathering in groups with people outside our homes when we can.
Get Free Food: The Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) is hosting a community-wide food distribution events coming up. 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 12pm. • Sat., 3/13, 9am–12pm @ ACC Kyle (1200 Kohlers Crossing in 78640); • Tues., 3/16, 9am–12pm @ Toney Burger Stadium (3200 Jones Rd. in 78745; enter from north side of facility from the eastbound Hwy 290 frontage road). Call the CTFB distribution programs hotline for schedule updates: (512) 684-2559.
Price Gouging is Illegal: The Travis County Attorney’s Office has created a new resource for consumers impacted by price gouging during last month’s freeze and energy disaster. If you encounter exorbitant or excessive bills for necessities during a disaster, please call (512) 854-1289 to get help from the county.
Get Health Insurance: The federal health insurance Marketplace has reopened for enrollment through May 15, 2021. Many people qualify for federal financial assistance for reduced or no-cost monthly premiums. If you or someone you know anywhere in Texas doesn’t have health insurance, call Foundation Communities’ Prosper Health Coverage program at 512-381-4520 to get help with the application.
If you have a question or comment 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.