Angel Romero Ruiz

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Assistance Available for Special Open Enrollment in Obamacare

The United States Department of Health and Human Services is reopening enrollment in the Affordable Care Act exchanges to those who need coverage from February 15 until May 15, 2021. Navigators are available and assistance is free at or 1-855-733-3711.

Contact Tracing Next Steps After Testing

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has published a Contact Tracing Next Steps After Testing Flyer. The flyer educates individuals on what to expect next if they test positive and a member of the COVID-19 Community Team reaches out to understand the places they have been to, and the people …

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HOPE program offers rent relief payments and utility assistance across North Carolina

The HOPE program is offering rent relief payments and utility assistance across North Carolina. This should be available to people in all 100 counties. Information about the program in English: Information  about the program in Spanish: The state has updated its ID requirements to make clear that other forms of ID besides an …

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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Obamacare) started on Sunday, November 1st and will close on December 15th, 2020. Schedule a free virtual appointment with a federally qualified Navigator to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage. When making an appointment online at, individuals can indicate their language preference. Individuals can also call 1-855-733-3711 …

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Durham’s Health Equipment Loan Program Moves to New Location

After nearly 3 years of being housed in space at The Scrap Exchange, Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) has relocated to join the rest of Project Access of Durham County at 4206 North Roxboro Street, Suite 100, Durham. “We are excited about our new space,” said Amy Armstrong, HELP Manager. “We are also looking forward …

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New Hispanic-Focused New Latino-Focused Bilingual Campaign: Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect Hispanics, killing over 33,000 and hospitalizing many more. Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio is launching the “Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19” digital communication campaign in English and Spanish to help Hispanic families take action to slow the spread of coronavirus. The #JuntosStopCovid campaign features Latino culturally relevant, bilingual …

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NC Justice Center Releases DACA Update Online

                  The North Carolina Justice Center has released a follow-up to the DACA webinar made in July 2020. Since there were two important developments in the news since the webinar happened, the NC Justice Center added to the recorded video with the updated information. You can see …

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Cover Durham distributes 43,465 masks in one month

This week, the Cover Durham program, in association with the Community Health Coalition, distributed nearly 21,000 face coverings. These include polypropylene and cotton masks from Original Mattress Factory, hand-sewn masks, and a large shipment of cotton masks provided by CAARE. That makes a total of 43,465 distributed this month. Cover Durham continues to focus its …

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How and Who should wear a mask?

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a cloth face coverings plus social distancing and hand-washing can help slow the spread of COVID-19.  

CDC Adds 6 More COVID-19 Symptoms

                The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added six new symptoms to the list of known COVID-19 symptoms. The additional symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of …

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