As shuttered restaurants slowly reopen and eased dining restrictions allow for more customers in Colorado dining rooms, nearly 300,000 foodservice workers in Colorado learned on Friday that they would not start receiving the vaccine on March 5 as originally planned. Gov. Jared Polis announced that because of supply constraints, the state would need to delay vaccines for some essential workers, including restaurant employees. Meanwhile, frontline agriculture and grocery store workers are on track to be vaccinated starting March 5. Vaccinations for restaurant workers and others in the newly created 1B.4 phase should begin around March 21, Polis said. The restaurant industry’s place in the vaccine rollout schedule has become a source of contention. “Our primary concern is the health and safety of our workers, who provide essential meals for Coloradans, just as grocery workers do,” Colorado Restaurant Association CEO Sonia Riggs said in a statement responding to the altered schedule. … [Read more...] about Colorado restaurant workers bumped behind grocery employees for vaccine, industry says it “makes zero sense”
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After waiting for nearly a year, fans will soon be allowed back at the Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced Tuesday that the city is changing its events restrictions to match Pennsylvania’s new limits for indoor and outdoor events. Indoor events will now have a 15% capacity regardless of the size of the venue and outdoor event space now has 20% capacity. READ MORE: Jonathan Ramos, Brandon Moore Charged For Deadly 5-Car Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Stadium Guide: What You Need To Know Before Heading Out To Wells Fargo Center, Citizens Bank Park Farley says the city is working with Wells Fargo Center and Citizens Bank Park about the updated restrictions. “We will be changing our restrictions as well to be consistent with the governor’s plans. This affects, in particular, the very large venues, in particular, the sports stadiums,” Farley said. “So we’re working now with the sports … [Read more...] about Wells Fargo Center Allowing Fans Back Sunday As Philadelphia Eases COVID-19 Events Restrictions
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For almost a decade, a Northeast Philadelphia man and his family have brought joy to hundreds of children, finding new homes for bikes. Ukee Washington has this week’s story of Brotherly Love. Sophia might be only nine, but she has a steady hand with a paintbrush. READ MORE: FEMA-Run Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens At Pennsylvania Convention Center “You need to be really careful in case you mess up,” Sophia said. She and a group of friends are touching up the paint on used bicycles. “You get to be outside and paint stuff for other people,” Madison Kropilek said. “We’re painting them for the kids that are less fortunate ,” Isabella Ryan said. These bikes are used, but they still have a lot of life in them. Sophia’s grandfather, Chris Guinan, has made it his mission to get used bikes to new homes. Chris Guinan “Even at 9 years old, that child understands what sometimes I think adults overlook,” Guinan said. READ MORE: WATCH … [Read more...] about Brotherly Love: Northeast Philadelphia Man, Family Bringing Joy To Hundreds Of Children Through Bikes
The interim legislative committee formed in the wake of last May’s fatal shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch wrapped up its work Thursday by producing five bills that legislators hope will make schools safer, but largely steer clear of controversial ideas. Police, teachers and mental health professionals told committee members that Colorado has good programs to prevent violence , but they aren’t used consistently around the state. Lawmakers also repeatedly expressed concern about a report by the state auditor that found both gaps and duplication in the state’s school safety programs. A previous school safety committee, which met for one year following the 2013 shooting that killed Claire Davis at Arapahoe High School, didn’t produce any legislation . The members of the post-STEM committee didn’t introduce any bills on controversial topics, such as gun control or arming teachers. Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, an Adams County Democrat and the committee’s chairwoman, had … [Read more...] about Colorado school safety committee formed after STEM shooting produces 5 bills, but avoids controversy
Arizona alone has had over 818,000 COVID-19 cases and upwards of 16,000 deaths. With around 1,000 COVID-19 cases being reported daily recently, some students may be eager to get vaccinated. The good news is that there are three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines. Unfortunately, the general population of college students has yet to receive them . David Salafsky is the interim co-executive director of Health Promotion & Preventive Services. He works with Campus Health and is waiting to see when the vaccine distribution will be approved. Through a series of questions, Salafsky was able to identify what factors contribute to the time in which vaccines will be distributed to students. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Salafsky. Daily Wildcat : When do you believe students will start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? David Salafsky: A smaller percentage of students have received the vaccine already if they were eligible based on the criteria set forth by the County … [Read more...] about Are you eligible to get your coronavirus vaccine right now?