Poultry workers at a Tyson plant in Arkansas are on strike to demand that their employer pay them for their accrued vacation when the plant closes and to elevate the voices of workers who have been injured on the job. Follow on Facebook for live updates, and visit Contratados.org to learn more about workers’ rights to healthy and safe working conditions.
A recent Department of Labor blog details 5 changes in health coverage that people may experience as result of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You may see a familiar face from MCN in thisshort video in Spanish that answers the question, “What impact has the public health emergency had on workers?” For more information, check out the full webinarin Spanish where Alma Galvan of MCN discusses the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Join Sur Legal Collaborative and CDM this Thursday, April 20 at 5 PM via Facebook Live to learn about the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and your right to organize and improve your working conditions!
Is your organization looking for unrestricted funding opportunities? Yield Giving, funded by Mackenzie Scott, has announced a $250 million giving initiative, offering $1 million each to 250 community-based organizations. Register to apply before 4 PM CT on Friday, May 5, 2023, and complete applications will be due before 4 PM CT on Monday, June 12, 2023.
State Level Data Overview
You may notice that we don’t have data on COVID-19 case rates this week. We’re working through a technical issue and hope to be able to share case-related data again soon.
COVID-19 vaccination rates by state
On Saturday, May 6, the Delaware Housing Authority will host two virtual sessions at 10 AM and 11:30 AM for Spanish-speaking residents of Delaware to hear about their needs. Participants will receive a $25 gift card. Interested residents can email their name, preferred email, and preferred session time to: email@example.com – you can share this flier to help spread the work.
In early April, the Wicomico County Health Department awarded an Outstanding Health Leader and also presented Health Officer’s Awards of Excellence. A member of our PPP coalition, Michele Ennis of Tri Community Mediation, was a recipient of a Health Officer’s Award of Excellence – congratulations, Michele!
Iglesia La Semilla will host a Children’s Day Festival on Saturday, April 29 from 11 AM to 2 PM. The event will include many fun activities as well as COVID-19 resources like vaccines and tests and flu vaccines.
A recent study from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) found that in late 2020, South Carolina residents were more hesitant to be vaccinated against COVID-19 than Americans as a whole. The study, published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research, found that South Carolinians residents both expressed lower confidence in science backing the vaccine, and also felt less collective responsibility to protect their community through vaccination, than non-South Carolinian residents around the United States. Researchers hope that these factors will help inform vaccine confidence approaches in the future.
The DeKalb County Board of Health is conducting a community health assessment and wants to hear from YOU! What are your recommendations for improving community health? Participants may receive an incentive for participation.