• Labor Rights Week 2023 is here! The Mexican Embassy’s Consular Network and U.S. government agencies are organizing a series of events from August 28 to September, 1. Daría Hernández, a member of CDM’s Migrant Defense Committee (Comité de Defensa del Migrante), participated in the program’s inauguration with a powerful message about the challenges that migrant workers face in the United States. You can find some of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Labor Rights Week resources here.
  • COVID-19 cases are on the rise during the heatwave that has engulfed the United States. How do you know if you have enough protection? In this article, you can find information on infection rates, hospitalizations, and updated vaccines, among other topics.
  • This year’s OSHA Safe + Sound Week focused on mental health in the workplace. Many things in life induce stress, and work can be one of those factors. However, workplaces can also be a key place for resources, solutions, and activities designed to improve our mental health and well-being. Learn more here!
  • Vaccines for three respiratory viruses will be available for the first time in the United States this fall, and in this summary you can find information about the types of virus, how the vaccines are given, and when. Get ready for the fall and protect yourself against influenza, COVID-19 and RSV.
  • Back to school is also an opportunity to protect kids, adolescents, and the whole family from preventable infectious diseases. Make sure your young ones’ vaccinations are up to date so you and your loved ones are protected this season. Not sure what your child needs? Take this brief quiz to find out. Don’t miss our new shareable back-to-school infographic about updated COVID-19 vaccines.


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  • Are you an organizer or worker leader looking to engage and involve workers in your campaign efforts? If so, this organizers’ exchange is for you! Hear success stories and challenges from those who’ve turned their workplaces around and turned apathy and fear into action. Come prepared to engage and share your own experiences, in “Organizers Exchange: Worker Health & Safety for Base Building,” faciltiated by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) on September 14, 2023 at 2pm ET/1pm CT/11am PT.  

  • The Hispanic Liaison is looking for volunteers for their Hispanic Heritage Festival in Siler City, North Carolina on September 16th. If you are interested in participating, you can complete this form.
  • Legal Aid Justice Center is hiring! Open positions include two Legal Directors as well as an ACA Navigator in southwest Virginia, a part-time Human Resources Associate, and attorney positions focused on immigration, education law, and civil rights & racial justice. Learn more and apply here.
  • Up to 20 scholarships (valued at $1,200) are available for Marylanders interested in being as trained and certified as Community Health Workers. To be eligible, applicants should live OR work in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, or Talbot counties and apply by September 1, 2023. Check the details here.
  • Since mid-August, the scientific community has been tracking a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, labeled BA.2.86.  To date, only a handful cases of BA.2.86 cases have been detected in Europe, Israel and in the United States. However, the variant is turning heads due to its unique and myriad variations, which are yet to be understood. Currently, the CDC reports that “there is no evidence that this variant is causing more severe illness,” although this assessment may change with time and new data.  Follow CDC Respiratory Virus Updates for weekly updates on COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.  
  • Have you seen the COVID-19 data tracker? Use this CDC tool to review national data on vaccinations, hospitalizations, and deaths related to COVID-19.You can also find information on variants, wastewater and post-COVID conditions, among other data.
  • The Maryland Department of Health has launched a local health department vaccination clinics webpage, which lists vaccination clinics offered by local health departments, including children’s back-to-school and COVID-19 clinics.  
  • The Dorchester County Health Department is hosting a COVID-19 Supply Drive-Thru Event on September 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at 3 Cedar Street, Cambridge, MD. You will be able to get a goodie bag with kits of rapid tests, masks and other supplies.
  • The Dorchester County Health Department will be at the open houses at Mace’s Lane and North Dorchester middle schools from 2-4pm Friday, Sept. 1, with free TDAP and MCV4 vaccines, which are required for entering 7th grade. Optional HPV vaccines also will be available.
  • CORE Georgia is hosting two COVID-19 vaccine clinics and offering $50 gift cards for those who get vaccinated to people who get vaccinated in the following days. Click the links below for a complete list of locations.
If you have questions about labor rights in the United States and COVID-19, Sol is ready to answer them at covid-chat.org