Fourth District COVID-19 Resources

Vaccine Information in the Fourth District

Here is a link to stay up-to-date on this process: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-vaccine-rollout-plan and you can call the Georgia Department of Health at 404-657-2700.

•             Call 211-United Way for additional assistance.  
•             Download the CVS and Walgreens app which will advise the when the vaccine is available.
•             Kaiser Permanente is offering the vaccine. The phone number is 404.365.0966.  

Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton county residents can visit the GRN Health Department website to get more information on the vaccine. DeKalb residents who want the vaccine, call 404-294-3700 or send an email to dekalbcovid19.vaccine@dph.ga.gov. You can also send an e-mail to Department of Health Constituent Services at: Dph-constituentservices@dph.ga.gov to request the shot. Saint Philip A.M.E. Church on Candler Road in Atlanta is offering the vaccine shot by appoitment only. Call 404-371-0749 to set up an appoitment.

NEW: Board of Health Rescheduling Second Dose Moderna Appointments Due to Weather-Related Shipment Delays. Read MORE. | WSBTV.com COVID1-19 Vaccine Center | AJC.com Coronavirus Central (vaccine info)

Appointments are open now, and vaccinations will begin on Friday, February 12. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service: (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.

Vaccine appointments are also available through KrogerPublixIngles, and Walmart. To find more locations and learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health's website.

Renter/Landlord Help: DeKalb County renters and landlords affected financially by the pandemic can apply for relief beginning Friday, Feb. 12.Starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, tenants and landlords can apply for financial assistance by completing an application at: https://dekalbstatecourt.net/renthelp/

For Veterans Seeking the Vaccine: With President Joe Biden's signature of approval, the SAVE LIVES Act has expanded the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) legal authority to provide vaccines to all veterans. More information here: https://www.va.gov/health.../covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed

Congressioinal Coronavirus Relief Packages

Our nation is facing one of the gravest health and economic emergencies in over 100 years. The coronavirus pandemic has had a deep impact on every aspect of American life — and
bold action is required to address the health emergency, mitigate the economic damage and provide for a strong recovery.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, House Democrats have focused on ensuring our nation’s response puts workers and families first: their health, their wages and their wellbeing.
We have already passed and signed into law four sweeping pieces of legislation:

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
An Interim Emergency Package Aiding Small Businesses, Hospitals and Health Care Workers

Together, these laws dramatically expand critical financial lifelines for families, establish new benefits and protections for workers, create new tools for small businesses to meet
payroll and other expenses, and provide relief for students and schools.

This updated Families First Coronavirus Constituent Service Resource Toolkit will help you understand all the benefits that are available to you and your community — and how to
access them. 

STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND SCHOOLS 

For the latest updates from the Governor's office | For latst updates from: DeKalb County | Gwinnett | Rockdale | Newton | For the latest updates from DeKalb Schools | Gwinnett Schools | Rockdale Schools | Newton Schools

DISASTER LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Congressman Johnson's Small Business Guide | List of PPP lenders in Georgia

Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Page 1 | Page 2 | 

Businesses affected by COVID-19 can apply online on the SBA website – look in the upper right corner for the apply online link

FOOD SECURITY

Food Banks in DeKalb County | Rockdale County | Gwinnett County | Newton County

UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

If you or a loved one has recently been laid off from work, you may be able to file for Unemployment Insurance through the Georgia Department of Labor. For more, click HERE

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE

One in five people in the U.S. has a mental health condition. But as a result of this pandemic, 4 in 10 people report experiencing symptoms of anxeity or depression and over half of the U.S. said COVID-19 has had a negative impact on their mental health. Don't suffer in silience For more, call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or click HERE . 

LEGISLATION

H.R. 6074, Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act | H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act | CARES Act | Supplemental | Heroes Act

COVID-19 VA INFO FOR VETERANS

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs 

*NEWRecipients of VA benefits will automatically receive automatic Economic Impact Payments

AVOID COVID-19 SCAMS

Officials warn of financial fraud linked to COVID-19 | National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors: provides consumers with information to avoid scams, tips on who to contact regarding health claims/questions, as well as how to find licensed, knowledgeable, ethical individuals to assist with financial security planning. 

USDA Warns of Scams Targeting SNAP Recipients: Be on the lookout for potential scammers using the COVID-19 situation to steal personal information. If SNAP participants are unsure if a request for information is legitimate, USDA advises they contact their local SNAP office.

HOUSING HELP

The eviction moratorium is currently set to expire on March 31. However, there is some financial assistance for landlords and tenants in certain area of Georgia. Renters can visit https://georgiarentalassistance.ga.gov/faq for frequently asked questions or Georgia Rental Assistance (ga.gov) to apply for the relief program.

If you or your family member is having an issue with your mortgage during the crisis?
Please contact your mortgage company and explain their circumstances. Those with limited or zero income, due to pandemic, should ask about a 3 to 6 month forbearance. (the mortgage company will explain…if they ask you, explain that it is similar to a student loan deferment.)
 
What have the mortgage companies done?
A number of mortgage lenders have already announced how they will offer loss mitigation options to borrowers affected by coronavirus. 
 
Is everyone eligible for these options?
The option can be made available to most customers not already in arrears. Lenders are offering customers who were up-to-date with their mortgage payments, prior to the pandemic, the ability to self-certify if they need help. (Most will not report a past-due status for the account to the consumer reporting agencies.)
 
Fast facts about a forbearance:
Temporarily suspends or reduces your regular mortgage payment.
Assists homeowners with short-term challenges.
Gives you an active role in the process.
May reduce negative credit impact in the future.
 
REP. JOHNSON'S TELEPHONE TOWN HALLS: On April, 16, 2020, Congressman Johnson held his third telephone town hall on COVID-19. To listen, click HERE. On Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 5 PM, Congressman Johnson held his second telephone town hall on COVID-19. To listen, click HERE. On Monday, March 16,  2020, Congressman Johnson held his first telephone town hall on the pandemic with health and pandemic experts to answer participants' questions. To listen, click HERE. Keep up with the latest news on coronavirus @AJC and Georgia Public Broasdcasting
 

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