Vaccinations: Austin Public Health is moving to the neighborhood model for vaccinations, which will allow for walk-up and walk-in vaccinations without appointments. For people over 16 years old, to find out where you can get vaccinated, call 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000. / Businesses like CVS and HEB also have locations with vaccines available. To find out where, people can go to https://vaccinefinder.org/, which is partly funded by the CDC.
Get Health Insurance: The federal health insurance Marketplace has reopened for enrollment through August 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.
Wear a Mask: As more Central Texans receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Austin Public Health authorities remind community members that vaccinated people can still get, carry, and spread COVID-19. For the time being, continue wearing masks, washing hands, and practicing social distancing.
COVID at Summer Camp: The CDC released guidelines for overnight and day campers and staff at summer camps across the US. Staff should be vaccinated if possible, and campers should be grouped into cohorts to minimize close contact with many other campers. All staff and campers should continue to wear masks, wash hands, and practice social distancing.
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