Get Help Paying Rent The Emergency Rental Assistance program can help renters who are unable to pay their rent and utilities due to circumstances related to COVID-19. You can apply here starting March 15, 2021.
Heat Utility Assistance. The HEAT Program helps households pay their power and gas bills year-round. Water bill assistance will be available for qualified households on a limited basis starting October 1, 2021
COVID 19 Testing
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August 3rd Update:
This week’s overview, hospitalizations, and deaths over the past 6 months Check coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/ for other COVID data.
Keep updated on mask recommendations for your county at the CDC’s COVID by County tool. This risk score is based on cases, hospitalizations, and other data for each county.
Talking points and FAQ: about the BA.5 variant of COVID-19, including why this variant is more contagious and what people can do to protect themselves from COVID. TLDR: this variant can cause reinfections and breakthrough infections, however vaccines are still very effective at preventing hospitalization and death.
Read about the different kinds of COVID treatments, including monoclonal antibodies and antiviral treatments. To access COVID treatments in Utah, individuals should talk to their doctor or call the COVID Info line (1-800-456-7707) for assistance. Read info about treatments in Utah here.
See these graphics with COVID booster guidance (updated as of June 2022). See who is currently eligible for a first and second booster and guidance for immunocompromised individuals as well. TLDR: anyone 5 years and older are eligible for a first booster; anyone 50+ or anyone moderately/severely immunocompromised (12+) is eligible for a second booster.
There are currently 32 confirmed cases in Utah, mostly in Salt Lake County. Monkeypox spreads primarily through skin-to-skin or close contact with someone who has monkeypox. There is a vaccine currently available to those who are highest risk, including men who have sex with men (MSM) who have multiple sexual partners. This vaccine can be accessed through Local Health Departments. Symptoms include flu-like symptoms and a rash/blisters on the body. If someone is experiencing symptoms they should isolate themselves from others and contact a healthcare provider or their health department. Read more about monkeypox in Utah here.
Testing, Vaccines, and COVID Treatments:
Find free COVID testing: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations/?free=true
Order free home test kits from the federal government: COVIDtests.gov. Tests ship in 7-12 days. Call 1-800-232-0233 for help ordering (English, Spanish, and other languages) Disability information and access line for help with testing and vaccination: call 888-677-1199
CBOs can order home test kits from Utah DHHS here
Find a vaccine site: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution/ This week's pop-up vaccine clinics in Salt Lake County are attached in English and Spanish; no appointments required. Clinics now offer COVID testing as well.
Info on accessing COVID Treatment, including monoclonal antibodies and antivirals:
https://coronavirus.utah.gov/treatments/ These treatments rely on early action– monoclonal antibodies must be started within 7 days of symptom onset and antivirals within 5 days
Fill out the COVID treatment Risk Score Calculator Here to see if an individual is eligible for monoclonal antibodies and talk to a doctor about accessing antiviral treatment
Events and Opportunities:
All community health workers are invited to an in-person CHW restorative retreat to learn about mental health and receive support as a group in Salt Lake City. This will be the second retreat in Salt Lake facilitated by Dr. Kathie Supiano with the University of Utah Caring Connections program. Where: Columbus Center, 2531 S 400 E, South Salt Lake, 84115 - Meeting Room 101. Date: Friday, August 12 at 2:30pm-4:30pm. PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/aa831Ya1fTSDNbFr5
Employment opportunity: The state Mobile Testing Team is looking for testers– please share if you know anyone with patient care experience who is looking for a job. Read the job description here and applicants can email email@example.com directly with their resume.
There will be a presentation about the Eviction Records Expungement law and how it will impact your communities. Thursday, August 4 at 11 AM. Legal experts and community advocates will go over the law and what it all means. Register here.
According to the CDC, an estimated 20% of people 55 and older experience some type of mental health condition. Assisted living facilities provide structured social and therapeutic recreational programs designed to help seniors socialize and stay active, key factors in preventing many mental health issues.
We created a guide about common mental health conditions in seniors and housing options for those impacted. The resource also discusses the benefits of assisted living for seniors living with mental health disorders.
You can view our guide here: https://www.assistedliving.org/assisted-living-for-people-with-mental-health-disorders/.
Economic Assistance Grant program: this grant assists Utah businesses that promote and support economic opportunity and provide a service related to industry, education, community development, or infrastructure. Grant recipients may receive a maximum grant amount of $200,000. The grant application portal will be open until August 4, 2022, at 5 p.m. Learn more and apply at the link above.
The Friendly Islands Tongan Festival will be held August 11-13 at Jordan Park (1060 S 900 W). There will be performances, food, arts, sports, and other cultural activities! Share the attached flyer with anyone who would be interested and go to www.ntasutah.org/festival for more info
Davis County Events:
Health Choice Utah is partnering with Davis Links to hold a networking event (in-peron) on September 7. Fill out this form to register and have your organization’s information shared with other attendees. Sept. 7, 2022, 8:30a.m.-10:00a.m. Davis County Administration Building 61 S. Main St, Farmington, UT Room 131 A&B.
Resilience Virtual Community Screening: Screening and panel discussion about what's happening in Davis County to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) & Resilience. August 17th, 7-8:30 pm. See attached flyer for more information.
Davis4Health Community Resilience Survey: Survey measures the ability to bounce back from life's challenges. Survey participants will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card. For questions about this survey or its results, please contact the Davis County Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. The survey can be completed using these links: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Davis4Health or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Davis4Health_espanol. See attached flyer.
The Utah Chinese Association's Utah Business Summit will be held on November 5 at the Little America Hotel. The Summit will feature sessions about economic development for new immigrants, doing business in Utah, and networking opportunities. See the event details and registration here.