While the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial is disappointing, I am proud of my colleagues who served as impeachment managers. They defended democracy and the constitution that governs it. I applaud the seven Republican Senators who put country above party, especially Senator Burr.
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.
Tomorrow PNC Arena will host Wake County’s first drive-thru appointment-only vaccination clinic for health care workers and individuals 65 and older. The site will begin by inviting health care workers and those 65 and older from the vaccine waitlist. If you need assistance with registration or scheduling after you are notified of eligibility for an appointment, you can call the Wake County Public Health Vaccine Hotline 919-250-1515.
One of Raleigh’s most eccentric athletic events, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, goes virtual this year. Participants worldwide will take on the challenge of jogging 5 miles and eating a dozen glazed donuts in less than an hour. All funds raised benefit UNC Children’s Hospital.
Yesterday, the Wake County school board voted to have PreK-3 students and K-12 special-education students resume daily in-person classes in two weeks. Additionally, students in grades 4 through 12 will begin a three-week rotation of in-person and online classes.
Earlier this week, NCDHHS launched Find My Vaccine Group, an online tool that helps North Carolinians figure out when they will be eligible to receive their COVID vaccine. If you’re eligible to receive a vaccine, I encourage you to get one as soon as possible to protect your health and to protect others. https://findmygroup.nc.gov