Coronavirus and COVID-19 information

Help and information for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic

A coronavirus spreading around the world is causing the illness COVID-19. The virus is very infectious, and the illness can be dangerous. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our health, jobs, schools, and everyday lives. We do not know what will happen next, but here are some updates about what is happening now:

There are now several highly effective vaccines for COVID-19 available in the USA. Each state is coordinating their own vaccination programs. In most places people at higher risk for infection will receive the vaccine first, including health care workers and the elderly. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and what is happening in your state at the CDC website.

You can also visit to get information about the vaccine, where to find the vaccine in several states, and facts on the effects of the vaccine. The information is in English and Vietnamese.

On January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration signed several executive orders impacting the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. These include:

In December 2020, Congress approved a second stimulus bill to help people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill included a payment of $600 to Americans with a social security number, including mixed status families. It also included additional funding for states, support for vaccination roll out, and a second round of funding for small businesses through the Payroll Protection Program.

These pages provide translated health information from trusted sources. You will also find important updates on immigration rules, money, and advice for parents. We are here to help. If you need more information, you can [email protected].

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Stay healthy

Find out how to keep yourself and your family healthy. Protect yourself and others from infection. Understand who is most at risk and what to do. Learn how to stay healthy

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Get help if you are sick

We are all afraid of what will happen if we get sick. But everyone can get help. Prepare yourself and your family. Find out what to do if someone gets sick. Get help

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For immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers

Everyone is worried right now. But if you are an immigrant, a refugee, or an asylum seeker in the USA, you may have extra worries. This page has information that is important to immigrant communities. Get information for newcomers

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For parents and children

This is a very difficult time for parents. But there are ways to get support for parents and help children stay healthy and feel safe. Get information for parents and children

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Get help if you lose your job

Have you lost your job? Find out if you can get government help and what to do if you do not qualify. Get help

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Stay safe with true information

There is a lot of information about coronavirus. How can you know what is true and what is not true? We can help you stay safe from false information and scams. Get good information

This information comes from trusted sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. USAHello does not give legal advice or medical advice, nor are any of our materials intended to be taken as legal or medical advice. Our health information has been reviewed by USAHello board member Tej Mishra, a US public health professional and epidemiologist.

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How can I help during the coronavirus pandemic?

Many immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the USA are facing even larger challenges than other Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Their access to healthcare, financial relief and other supports is limited. We’ve put together some ideas for how you can help.

Find ways to help