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Hello! Did you know that you can get a free at-home COVID test kit? Yes, you can! I'll show you how to get FDA-approved rapid antigen home tests.

When you are ready to received your at-home COVID test kit from either ordering online or visiting one of nearest drugstores. Your Insurance will reimburse members for FDA-approved COVID test kit. Insurance will reimburse you only if purchased the kit on or after January 15th, 2022.

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For more information about FDA-approved at-home COVID test kit, and FAQs on the testing from Kaiser Permanente, check the website links in the description.

Please stay safe and healthy!

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Sources:

COVIDtests.gov

FDA-approved rapid antigen tests: www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-emergency-use-authorizations-medica...

FAQs on the testings (Kaiser Permanente): healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/northern-california/health-wellness/coronavirus-information/testing#...
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Do you have a passion for helping the deaf community? DCARA is hiring!

About DCARA:
Our workplace culture is a fun, challenging, and caring working environment where you can grow your career. We work together by being inclusive everyone – including ideas, of people, of points of view. Individually, we are experts at what we do. Collectively, our impact is even greater. You’ll find some of the best and most satisfied staff working for the agency. At DCARA, you will be able to use your experiences, abilities, creativity, and energy to work and discover the talents within yourself as you enrich the lives of Deaf* (Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf with disabilities, hard of hearing, and late-deafened) community members. DCARA is a bilingual and Deaf-centric environment workplace.

We would love to have you join our team!

To submit your application, go to: dcara.org/careers/

#deafcommunity #deafjobs #jobseekers #dcara1962

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Alise: Hello! My name is Alise Harding (name sign).

When did you start working for DCARA?

Alise: I've been working for DCARA since 2019 which means two years right now!

What was your first job?

Alise: I'm still continuing my first job as an advocate.

Why continue to work for DCARA?

Alise: Whenever community members need DCARA services for innumerable reasons, I help them. When they feel satisfied I feel good!

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[COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT]

Join us Facebook Live for a live-streamed DCARA Board meeting on Tuesday, January 18th at 6 pm PST

Agenda:
Order of Business

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

3. Board’s Reports

4. Reports from DCARA Executive Director

5. Unfinished Business

• Bylaw Committee

• Recruitment Committee

6. New Business

• Ratify 2017 DCARA Board bylaws

• Vote in new board member(s)

7. Executive Session (Board Only)

8. Comments and Announcements

9. Adjournment

For more information, contact board@dcara.org
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The board meeting has been postponed to Feb 15, 2022.

Meet our new Family Mentor, Christina Litzau at the headquarters office in San Leandro!

Welcome to the DCARA team, Christina!

For our Family Mentor program, contact christina.litzau@dcara.org

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Hi! My name is Christina, or Keena for short. Name sign is C-K (on chin).

My job here at DCARA is the Family Mentor. What is a Family Mentor? I teach families with deaf children ASL and deaf culture, to build their confidence for raising deaf children.

My office is in DCARA headquarters in San Leandro. I work Monday to Friday, from 8am-5pm. If you want to contact me regarding Family Mentoring, go ahead and contact me!

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What is my favorite animal? Otter. Why otters? They have lots of fun swimming, playing, cuddling, and just enjoying life.

I look forward to working with you - goodbye!

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