COVID-19 State Resources Guide

Sarah Sullivan
May 12th, 2020 March 26th, 2020 |
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Because there has not been a large-scale federal response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, states are working individually to respond to this outbreak. As a result, it’s important to be aware of how your individual state is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect yourself and your family.

This article contains some basic state-level information and links to resources in your state to stay updated.

You can also learn more about health insurance coverage for coronavirus testing and treatment.

States with COVID-19 Special Enrollment Periods

The following states that run their own ACA marketplaces have enacted special enrollment periods due to the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to make health insurance more accessible so that people will be able to get testing and treatment if they need it.

California: Until June 30, 2020[1]

Colorado: Until April 3, 2020[2]

Connecticut: Until April 2, 2020[3]

District of Columbia: Until June 15, 2020[4]

Maryland: Until April 15, 2020[5]

Massachusetts: Until April 25, 2020[6]

Minnesota: Until April 21, 2020[7]

Nevada: Until April 15, 2020[8]

New York: Until April 15, 2020[9]

Rhode Island: Until April 15, 2020[10]

Vermont: Until April 17, 2020[11]

Washington: Until April 8, 2020[12]

General Coronavirus Resources

Johns Hopkins University + Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Get COVID-19 Updates for Your State

Kaiser Family Fund Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus by State

State Coronavirus Resources

Alabama: Alabama Public Health

Alaska: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Arizona: Arizona Department of Health Services

Arkansas: Arkansas Department of Health

California: California Department of Public Health

Colorado: Colorado Department of Public Health + Environment

Connecticut: Connecticut’s Official State Website


District of Columbia:

Florida: Florida Health

Georgia: Georgia Department of Public Health

Hawaii: State of Hawaii Department of Health

Idaho: Idaho Official Government Website

Illinois: Illinois Department of Public Health


Iowa: Iowa Department of Public Health

Kansas: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Health

Maine: Maine Health

Maryland: Maryland Department of Health



Minnesota: Minnesota Department of Health

Mississippi: Mississippi State Department of Health

Missouri: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Montana: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Nebraska: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nevada: Nevada Health Response

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

New Jersey: New Jersey Department of Health

New Mexico: New Mexico Department of Health

New York: New York Department of Health

North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

North Dakota: North Dakota Health

Ohio: Ohio Department of Health

Oklahoma: Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oregon: Oregon Health Authority

Pennsylvania: Department of Health

Rhode Island: State of Rhode Island Department of Health

South Carolina: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota: South Dakota Department of Health

Tennessee: TN Department of Health

Texas: Texas Health and Human Services


Vermont: Vermont Department of Health

Virginia: Virginia Department of Health

Washington: Washington State Department of Health

West Virginia: Department of Health and Human Resources

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wyoming: Department of Health

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Originally Published On March 26th, 2020
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