Vaccinations

Positive news from the Wake County Division of Public Health.

https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/wake-county-expects-40-increase-in-covid-19-vaccine-allotment-next-week/19547809/ Until we are all vaccinated, we still have a responsibility to remain vigilant and do our part. Remember the 3 W’s: Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Watch your distance. We will all get through this as long as we care for each other.

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The #EqualityAct passed the House!

The bill amends federal civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations, and federal funding. I’m proud to be a cosponsor of the bill and support the rights of the LGBTQ community nationwide.

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PayCheck Protection Program Assistance

There is a big need to support small business owners, especially those hit hardest by the pandemic. Small businesses can now apply for the next round of PayCheck Protection Program assistance that is focused on individual contractors and self-employed individuals. Read more about the new changes and how to apply.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Teachers, child care workers and other educational support staff can start signing up for COVID-19 vaccine. This is a critical step in having students and staff safely return to the classroom.

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Vaccination Sites This Weekend

Churches in Garner and Fuquay Varina will be serving as vaccination sites this weekend. African American and Hispanic/Latinx seniors 65+ are encouraged to sign up. Please contact the church directly to register.

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Celebrate Black History Month

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, please enjoy this moving performance of ‘Lift Every Voice” by members of the United States Field Band and 82nd Airborne Chorus. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article248929209.html

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the world needs science and science needs women. Women and girls play a critical role in the science community and their participation should be strengthened. We need more #WomenInScience to beat pandemics and solve the most challenging problems we face today.

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