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Coronavirus: resources, benefits and legal information
Please visit this webpage to learn more and access resources for family in San Luis Obispo County.
Vote Safe in San Luis Obispo
Election Day is Tuesday November 3, 2020. You may drop off mail-in ballots at any Drop Off location beginning October 5th, or at any Voter Service Center during hours of operation. You may vote in person at any Voter Service Center beginning October 31st. Learn more about voting safe in California here.
Employers must support sufficient time for employees to visit a voting location. Up to 2 hours of paid time off can be provided if needed. Learn more about voting time off here. For a list of voting locations by SLO County region, click here.
Help Boost the Importance of Well Child Visits!
In California, 70% of children with developmental delays aren't detected until the child enters kindergarten. When developmental delays are identified early, interventions are more effective and yield greater life-long outcomes.
Please encourage families to schedule their well-child checkups and request a developmental screening with their well-child visits. Graphics like the one below can be found here and incorporated into your organization's social marketing.
Covered CA Re-Opens
With the large-scale job losses due to COVID-19, many people are losing their health insurance as well. Covered California, the state insurance exchange that provides health insurance subsidies to individuals who do not qualify for Medi-Cal, is now open for anyone who is uninsured.
Adults who work full time for low wages often earn too much to qualify for Medi-Cal. They will face new state tax penalties in 2020 if they do not have health insurance and they are at risk for high medical costs during the current epidemic.
You can help by referring uninsured clients to: www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/special-enrollment/
Clients can apply online at www.coveredca.com or get help from a certified insurance agent or certified enrollment counselor:
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Download our Directory of Family Resource Centers
This quick and easy reference guide contains contact information along with a brief description of numerous resource centers available for families in San Luis Obispo County. The list of supporting organizations include pregnancy support, homeless resources, mental health and much more.
We invite you to download our 2020 Directory of Family Resource Centers and share it with your colleagues and clients.