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|Week of Special Interest 05/05/21|
|By La Voz Staff|
New Hope Baptist Church offering Moderna vaccination
New Hope Baptist Church is hosting Vaccine Clinics on May 18th and May 19th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center (3701 Colorado Blvd., 80205). They are offering 2 first dose shots. Second doses will be scheduled on-site.
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To register for a vaccination appointment on May 18th, call 720-812-3928:
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To register for a vaccination appointment on May 19th, call 720-812-3928:
If there is allotted space please add this statement. This is an opportunity for communities of color and others throughout the Denver Region to get vaccinated against the virus. By doing so you not only take an important step to protect your own health and safety but the good health and well being of communities in which we live, work and thrive.
RTD to begin systemwide fare study
Recognizing that its fare structure is one of the most expensive in the transit industry, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) this summer is embarking on a comprehensive, systemwide study of its fares and a fare equity analysis to ensure that the agency is doing all it can to make its services more accessible.
The process, expected to take a minimum of 18 months, will be the first of its kind for RTD and will include comprehensive public involvement to gain input and feedback from customers, local leaders and agency employees. The work will include extensive multicultural outreach, involving culturally specific community organizations that serve the BIPOC (Black, indigenous and people of color) communities, youth, seniors, people with disabilities, the unhoused and veterans, as well as those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning.
“I realize that the current fare structure is burdensome for many RTD customers,” said RTD General Manager and CEO Debra A. Johnson. “It compromises those who use transit the most, a viewpoint we have heard from the public for some time now and that I have heard in earnest since assuming my role in November.”
As RTD continues to navigate the impacts of the pandemic, the agency has had requests from various stakeholders to re-evaluate its fare structure and develop pilot projects to make using RTD services more affordable. Instead of pursuing a piecemeal approach to fares, RTD is taking a comprehensive and holistic look at its fare structure and pass programs.
White House Proclamation on Older Americans Month: During Older Americans Month, we celebrate older Americans and the key role they play in sharing the wisdom and experience that inform today’s decisions and actions, and fostering the connection and engagement that build strong, resilient communities. And, we recognize our responsibility to ensure that every American has the opportunity to age with dignity.
Proclamación de la Casa Blanca sobre el Mes de los Estadaunidenses Mayores: durante el Mes de los Estadaunidenses Mayores, celebramos a los estadounidenses mayores y la clave que desempeñan al compartir la sabiduría y la experiencia que informan las decisiones y acciones de hoy, y fomentar la conexión y el compromiso que construyen comunidades fuertes y resilientes. Y reconocemos nuestra responsabilidad de garantizar que todos los estadounidenses tengan la oportunidad de envejecer con dignidad.
Governor Polis took action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Polis extended an Executive Order requiring the temporary suspension of certain statutes and rules to expand the healthcare workforce for hospitals and other inpatient treatment facilities due to the presence of COVID-19.
With the rescue phase of this pandemic slowly coming to a close, the recovery phase is just beginning. Over the next few months, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and his administration will begin to implement strategies to address three top priorities to drive Denver’s recovery forward: our economy, our unhoused and unsheltered neighbors, and our overall safety as a community. Mayor Hancock today announced his administration’s plan for getting our economy moving again, prioritizing equity, with a focus on the workers and businesses that will be foundational to our success in the wake of this pandemic.
“Our goal in recovery is to surpass where we were before COVID-19 set us back – to build back in a way that creates a broader foundation for more people to prosper and seize opportunities,” Mayor Hancock said. “We’ve faced these challenges before and come back stronger, and we can do it again.”
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