Will getting COVID-19 testing or treatment harm my immigration status?

On March 13, the federal government confirmed that the new public charge rule will not consider treatment and testing for COVID-19 (even if Medi-Cal pays for the testing and treatment). 

“The Public Charge rule does not restrict access to testing, screening, or treatment of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. In addition, the rule does not restrict access to vaccines for children or adults to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases."  For more information on social programs for immigrants, please visit CRLAF's site.

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