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COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT MAKES AUSTIN STAGE 4 “”IMMINENT””: Due to increased COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in Travis County, Austin Public Health officials urge residents to take action now by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask to stop the rising levels of cases and hospitalizations. Text your zip code to 438829 (822862 for Spanish) to find a nearby vaccination site.

August 15 deadline for Health Insurance: The federal health insurance Marketplace is open 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 free help with the application.

CTFB + AARC help people with free food: The Central Texas Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry team will be distributing free and healthy food at the Asian American Resource Center every 4th Monday of the month from 8–9am. The first event will be Monday, July 26, at 8am and will be drive-up only. The AARC’s address is 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754.

If you have a question or comment for KOOP about COVID-19, leave a message for us at 512-710-5353 or covid19@koop.org. We will respond to questions and share other community updates weekly on Reflections of Community Outreach or In Touch Interviews.

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