COVID-19: Stay in the know

We’ve pulled together these helpful resources for you and your workforce.


We encourage employers to review and follow CDC guidelines to determine planning, preparation, and response to the coronavirus and COVID-19. Employers should encourage employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to call their health providers for medical advice. Please know that hospitals will not test people who do not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
Read the guidelines for COVID-19 testing.

Vaccinations

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

When can members get the vaccine?

The County of San Diego is currently vaccinating all individuals 16 years and older. Members do not need to contact their doctor before their appointment unless they have a specific medical question.

How can members get vaccinated?

Members can schedule an appointment at a San Diego County vaccination site. These vaccination sites use MyTurn, an online scheduling tool, and those eligible can also call 2-1-1 for help scheduling. Walk-ins are not being accepted. For the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, please visit Sharp HealthCare’s website.

Is the vaccine a covered benefit for members?

Yes. The vaccine is covered at $0 under members’ preventive care benefits.

Where can I learn more about the vaccine?

Please visit the county’s website and Sharp HealthCare’s website for up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the vaccine. You can also watch this short video of Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s Public Health Officer, answer commonly asked questions about the vaccine.

Screening, testing & treatment

$0 copays for COVID-19 screening, testing and treatment.

There are no copays for medically necessary COVID-19 screening and testing. We have also waived out-of-pocket costs for all COVID-19 diagnostic treatment received April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Visit our FAQ page below to find out more about testing.

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Small business guidance & loan resources

Small business guidance & loan resources

The US Small Business Administration may be able to help your small business through their disaster assistance program.

The small business owner’s guide to the CARES Act

The small business owner’s guide to the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can assist businesses with their immediate needs.

Federal disaster loans for small business

Federal disaster loans for small business

Apply for a COVID-19 economic injury disaster loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

COVID-19 resources for your employees

The resources we’re providing your employees continue to change as the details around COVID-19 evolve. Take a look at the information we’ve shared.