Join us at 4:30PM with Congresswoman Donna Shalala, current Florida representative and former Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Dr. Myron Cohen. Register here by 3:30pm to take part in this important conversation: https://bit.ly/2z1TMuw
I’d like to thank three women here in North Carolina who are currently making history. Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of NC Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Betsey Cuervo Tilson, State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer for North Carolina Division of Public Health; and Dr. Kim McDonald, Wake County Medical Director. Thank you all for setting an example of outstanding public service during these difficult times. https://www.ncdhhs.gov https://publichealth.nc.gov
To close out #WomensHistoryMonth, we recognize today as #EqualPayDay. It’s a sad reality, but most women still do not make the same amount of money as their male colleagues – a gap that widens even more if you’re a woman of color. I was proud to have introduced the Equal Pay Act during my time in the #NCGA, and will continue to fight for women’s economic equality in Congress.
Remember, North Carolina’s stay-at-home order goes into effect tomorrow at 5pm. As a state, let’s join together to combat the spread of COVID-19 by staying in – we’ve all got to do our part, so let’s make NC proud! https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241577016.html
Today, the House passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill, the largest in US history, which intends to funnel billions of dollars to our families, businesses small and large, hospitals, and unemployment programs. We must continue to work together to support our country’s economic and public health needs, and we all must do our part to combat this pandemic. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241555311.html
As declared this afternoon, Wake County’s stay-at-home order will go into effect at 5pm on Friday and will last until April 17th. So what does this mean? It means we as a community will join together in staying home, only venturing out for essential needs such as grocery shopping, seeking medical attention if necessary, and caring for dependent family members. All large gatherings beyond your immediate household members are not permitted. However, greenways and parks will remain open, as we should all spend some time outside to exercise and help our mental health – just practice proper social distancing! This
Today, Wake County declared a state of emergency, closing all fitness clubs, gyms, salons and spas, and limiting large gatherings of people to no more than 50. While these are challenging times, it’s good to see our county working together to combat the spread of COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy! https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241409556.html