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COVID-19 Resources


  • – New Website Launched!*  The new website offers place-based guidance about COVID-19 and tools for prevention and treatment. One example is the Test-to-Treat locator. HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program encourages you to share with your colleagues and clients.
  • Updated FEMA Resources – WSVN-TV 7’s video and news report on FEMA, funeral expenses, and COVID-19; FEMA’s website concerning funeral costs and COVID-19; and FEMA’s breakdown by states concerning funeral costs and COVID-19; compiled by Chaplain George N. Gibson, B.A., C.D.A., Sp. Ed., CIRS.
  • Our Florida – Rental and Utility Assistance*  Florida’s federally-funded emergency rental assistance relief program to support residents and businesses as they continue to recover and rebuild. Our Florida is currently accepting applications for rental and utility assistance and will begin processing applications in the order in which they were received beginning Monday, May 17, 2021.
  • Provider Relief Funds* ( On September 29, 2021, health care providers will be able to apply for $25.5 billion in relief funds, including $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who serve rural patients and $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic.
  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Special Bulletin – September 8, 2021* CDC Guidance on COVID-19 Booster Shots: Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations: People age 65 and older; People at high-risk for severe COVID-19; and People who work in a high-risk job. These populations include people with HIV. Individuals in these groups who previously received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster starting at least six months after their second shot. See the CDC statement.* Friday’s recommendation from the CDC follows Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization* of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be administered as a booster for certain populations. FDA’s authorization applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as does CDC’s recommendation.

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccinations

Testing and Vaccination Sites

  • #YourVaccineIsWaiting Public Awareness Campaign Targets Marginalized Groups Living with HIV/AIDS*  Blog Post: By: Brandon M. Macsata, CEO, ADAP Advocacy Association. The ADAP Advocacy Association recently launched its public awareness campaign – ‘Your Vaccine Is Waiting’ – targeting marginalized groups living with HIV/AIDS on their need to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Designed to raise awareness, it came in response to learning that numerous segments of the HIV community were among those characterized as vaccine hesitant. The campaign includes four public service announcements, produced by Brandagement, LLC.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot updates* Note: Ryan White remains payer of last resort for any cost associated with booster shots.
  • New FAQ on COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives* HRSA HAB appreciate the efforts that Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients, subrecipients, and providers have made to support providing access to the COVID-19 vaccine. In response to RWHAP recipients’ questions, HRSA HAB has posted a new FAQ regarding providing vaccine incentives using FY 2020 CARES Act funds to encourage clients and members of the same family/household as the RWHAP client to get vaccinated.

Testing and Vaccination News

  • Vaccinations for homebound persons* Florida Division of Emergency Management has a way for people who are homebound to request a vaccinate in-home. Click here* to fill out the form, which will be shared with Florida Department of Health Vaccination Teams.  If you need assistance completing the form, please call 1 (866) 779-6121 and a representative will assist you.  Click here* for Florida Division of Emergency Management
  • Why Get Vaccinated? Building defenses against COVID-19 in your community is a team effort. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for you, your coworkers, patients, and family.
  • ¿Por qué vacunarse? Para protegerse a sí mismo, a sus compañeros de trabajo, a sus pacientes, a su familia y a su comunidad.
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Federal Vaccination Site Flyers

  • The Health Resources and Services (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) letter to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients and subrecipients re the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, with links to: Vaccination Communication Toolkit: Building confidence about COVID-19 vaccination among your healthcare teams and other staff; Recipient (Client) Education Toolkit: Educate vaccine recipients about the importance of COVID-19 vaccination; Talking to patients about the COVID-19 vaccine; Understanding and explaining the vaccine; Plain language fact sheets in English and Spanish; Answering Patients’ Questions; What to expect at your appointment
  • Pre-Register Now for the COVID-19 Vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines continue to arrive in Florida in extremely limited supply. As we await additional vaccine supply from the Federal Government, we urge currently eligible Florida residents to save their place in line by pre-registering today.
  • COVID-19 Testing at CHI  “As the first health organization in Miami-Dade and Monroe County to provide drive through COVID-19 testing, we are dedicated to keeping our community safe and healthy. We are offering three COVID-19 tests (the PCR test, rapid test, and antibody test) in several of our locations. These tests may be covered by your insurance.” To make an appointment, please call (305) 252-4820.

Fact Sheets

Local Assistance & Telehealth

  • HRSA Features Miami Beach Community Health Center For its Response to COVID-19 MIAMI, Fla., February 12, 2021 – Miami Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC) was featured in the February 9th Primary Care Digest for its response to COVID-19. The Primary Care Digest is a weekly e-mail newsletter sent by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to 1,318 health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. “Thanks to its HRSA funding, MBCHC has been instrumental in helping Miami, FL respond to the pandemic. Most recently, they began distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. . . “
  • For Providers on New Telebehavioral Health Care Best Practice Guide* has added a new best practice guide on telehealth for behavioral health care. Behavioral health – like other areas of health care – has changed significantly due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. It is now easier for mental health providers to offer and get reimbursed for telebehavioral health services. Telehealth can also make behavioral health services safer and more private and convenient for patients who can access care from their home. Find resources in the telebehavioral health best practice guide on getting started, developing a strategy, billing, preparing patients, and more.
  • HHS Announces Marketplace Special Enrollment Period for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency  In accordance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for Marketplace coverage in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which has left millions of Americans facing uncertainty and exceptional circumstances while millions of Americans have experienced new health problems during the pandemic. This SEP will allow individuals and families in states with Marketplaces served by the platform to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage.
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Legal Services created a dedicated webpage on COVID resources on our website that since the onset of the pandemic has been continuously updated as part of our commitment to keep our community informed. Topics include HOUSING and RE-EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE.
  • Telehealth at CHI: Community Health of South Florida (CHI) now offers telehealth services. You can see the doctor on video or talk to the provider over the telephone. Plus, if the doctor prescribes medications for you during your telehealth visit, there’s no need to come to the CHI pharmacy to pick it up. For those living in Miami-Dade County, we will deliver the medications to your home! Make an appointment now (305)252-4820.
  • FREE Mental Health Services through Telehealth for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19  IMPOWER is now offering no cost mental health services statewide through Telehealth to children and adults who have been impacted by COVID19. To qualify for no cost services individuals must be uninsured, underinsured, be at 150% of the Federal Poverty Level and have been directly impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus).Sponsored by CFCHS, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families

Miami-Dade County COVID-19 Assistance Programs  Miami-Dade County, as well as partner organizations, have developed resident and business assistance programs to help those affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Programs include: Financial Assistance, Housing Assistance, Food Assistance, Employment Assistance, Business Assistance, and Senior Assistance.

  • COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) announces the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, which is designed to provide support to small businesses and/or community based organizations (CBOs) within Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, facing financial impacts and potential layoffs from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The fund will provide grants to small businesses and/or CBOs experiencing economic distress. The goals of the fund are to prevent potential layoffs or minimize the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs due COVID-19.
  • Reemployment Assistance If your employment has been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance . . . Deadline Date: Open

Surveys and Studies

Helpful Links

  • COVID-19 Funeral Assistance from FEMA* Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

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