Resources for EBSC Clients related to COVID-19 / “Coronavirus”

Updated March 17, 2020

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS, IT IS SAFE TO SEEK MEDICAL CARE.

SEEKING MEDICAL CARE WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR IMMIGRATION APPLICATION IN THE FUTURE.

If you have symptoms that resemble Coronavirus – fever, cough, shortness of breath – please seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services.

  • If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
  • If you think you may have been exposed to or have COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider or the Berkeley Department of Public Health: 510-981-5300, after hours: 510-981-5911.
  • For more information: http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org/

How to Take Care of Yourself – Preventing COVID-19

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Wipe down frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, stairway rails, conference tables, elevator buttons, work surfaces, etc.
  • Stay home from work, school or other activities to minimize the risk of transmission

Click here for more information on how to prevent COVID-19.

Please also see the World Health Organization Introductory Video on Coronavirus. Translations are available in ArabicFrenchSimplified Chinese, PortugueseSpanish, and Russian.

Immigration Legal Issues

  • If you have questions about your legal case, please contact your attorney or paralegal at EBSC or call 510-540-5296 or email: info@eastbaysanctuary.org.

Public Charge

  • Seeking COVID-19 related medical care will NOT impact public charge determination in the future. For more information, please see: USCIS website on public charge.
  • If you have symptoms that resemble COVID-19/Coronavirus Disease – fever, cough, shortness of breath – please seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services.

Employment