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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Week of May 10th Announcements!


COVID-19 Community Corps - May 13, 2021
Community Corps members, 
 
Good news: the Pfizer vaccine is now available for adolescents 12 through 15 years of age – a big next step in our mission to get America vaccinated and keep us protected. 

Teenagers over the past year have missed school, sports, prom, concerts, seeing family, hanging out with friends, the list goes on. And parents have seen the toll this pandemic has taken on their kids, missing out on so much of the life of being a teenager. 

Everyday, more and more people across the country are rolling up their sleeves to get the vaccine to bring us back to normal and end the pandemic. Now, it’s time for nearly 17 million teens and young adults to get their turn. 


Pass it on: Parents who wants to protect their child, now you can. Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you at vaccines.gov or by texting your zip code to 438829. 

It’s normal to have questions, and as members of the COVID-19 Community Corps, YOU are the leaders that we need to make sure your communities have the answers. Here are tools to use as you connect with patients, parents, neighbors, or even on Facebook: 
As always, if you’re hearing other questions or concerns in your community about vaccines, visit our resources page or email us at COVIDCommunityCorps@hhs.gov.  

Thanks for all you do. 

The HHS COVID-19 Community Corps Team 

 
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The Stairstep Foundation/His Works United is partnering up with the local churches/Urban League Twin Cities, Messianic Care and Black Nurses Rock TC, M Health Fairview, and Ramsey County to do just that.  Please share with your congregations, family, neighbors and friends. Everyone needs to be vaccinated!
To Schedule an Appointment
Call the Stairstep COVID-19 Hotline @ 612-254-1228
Pilgrim Baptist Church - Tuesdays
732 Central Ave. W,
St. Paul, MN 55104
 
Urban League Twin Cities - Wednesdays
2100 Plymouth Ave. No.,
Minneapolis, MN  55411
 
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church – Thursdays
501 Lawson Ave. W.,
St. Paul, MN  55117
The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccine is available to individuals 18 years of age and older, and the Pfizer Vaccine is available to individuals 12 years of age and older.
Stairstep Foundation | 2115 Plymouth Ave. N, 2115 Plymouth Ave. N,
Minneapolis, MN 55411





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Stairstep Foundation | 2115 Plymouth Ave. N, 2115 Plymouth Ave. N,
Minneapolis, MN 55411

GFMBC COVID-19 Protocols as of May 10, 2021 

PROTOCOLS TO BE FOLLOWED ANYTIME THE CHURCH IS OPEN FOR EVENTS DURING COVID-19

This note is to inform you of what to expect should you decide to attend Services at GFMBC in person:

IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME!!!

• All persons will be required to wear face coverings throughout the services and observe the physical distancing protocol requirements.

• Each person is asked to bring their own face covering but there will be some available at the nurses table if you do not have one. Each person should bring their own personal items including bible, fan, tissues, etc.

• Nurses or voluteers will be performing temperature checks as required before entering the church building.

• All persons must use hand sanitizer at the nurses table before entering the sanctuary.

• After successfully performing the requirements stated above all persons will receive a sticker to validate they have been cleared to enter.

• All persons within the church are always expected to practice physical distancing and remain 6 feet away from others when standing or sitting in the pews. Pews are marked at 6 feet intervals. Families in the same household may sit together. There should be no touching other attendees (i.e. hugging, shaking hands, etc.).

For further information on our preparedness plan, please see this linked PLAN.

Live virtual services for both 8:30 Sunday School and 9:30 services will be available. Any services or events outside of regularly scheduled Sunday services will be assessed a “cleaning fee” to cover the additional cleaning cost that must take place during covid-19.

Rev. Ronald Collier 

Deacon Jonathan Carter 

Deacon Emory Carter



Updates from the Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Governor Walz Weekly Briefing

Governor Walz Announces Timeline to End COVID-19 Restrictions

Capacity restrictions to end on May 28, masking requirement to end by July 1


Graphic laying out Minnesota's timeline to end COVID restrictions

On Thursday, Governor Walz announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1. The announcement comes as more than 2.6 million Minnesotans have gotten their shot and the state is on track to vaccinate 70 percent of Minnesotans by the end of June.

Since mid-April, COVID-19 cases have declined. Hospitals are seeing fewer admissions and vaccination progress has relentlessly pushed forward. Vaccines held COVID-19 variants at bay and avoided having them overwhelm our state. Minnesotans can visit VaccineConnector.mn.gov to make a vaccine appointment at a Community Vaccination Program site, or use the Find Vaccine Locations map to locate a provider near them.


2 Million Minnesotans Have Received Complete Vaccine Series


Image explaining that 2 million Minnesotans have received their vaccine

This week, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan announced that 2 million Minnesotans have completed the vaccination process. While it took the state 15 weeks to complete the first million vaccine series, it took just five weeks to complete the second million vaccine series.

“Minnesotans have done an extraordinary job doing their part to end this pandemic,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “I am grateful for everyone who has gotten us to this milestone today — from the providers distributing vaccines, to the Minnesotans rolling up their sleeves, to the organizers on the ground making sure no community is left behind, to the friends and neighbors helping their loved ones get these life-saving shots. This has been a true team effort and I know we can get to the finish line together.”


State Launches Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations at State Vaccine Sites

Starting today, walk-in availability makes it easy, convenient for Minnesotans to roll up their sleeves


Roll Up Your Sleeves Minnesota Graphic

On Friday, Governor Walz announced that eligible Minnesotans can walk in for a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment at the state’s Community Vaccination Program locations effective today, Friday, May 7. As Minnesotans under 18 must receive consent from a parent or guardian, the state encourages parents, guardians, and families to walk in and get vaccinated together. 

Walk-ins for Minnesotans 16+ are now accepted at state community vaccination sites in Bloomington (Mall of America), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes and Oakdale. Walk-ins for Minnesotans 18+ are now accepted at Mankato, Duluth, Rochester, and St. Cloud.


Governor Walz Calls on Senate to Pass Summer Learning Package in Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget


Governor and Lt. Governor visiting a school

On Tuesday, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan called on the Minnesota Senate to quickly pass the summer learning package in Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget to ensure schools have the support they need to help students recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Passed by the Minnesota House in March, the $150 million plan addresses opportunity gaps and expands summer learning opportunities.

Helping students recover and catch up on learning has been one of the Governor’s budget priorities from the beginning of the legislative session. In January, Governor Walz announced Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget – his budget proposal for the next biennium. As Minnesota continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Walz’s budget supports working families, ensures students catch up on learning, and helps small businesses stay afloat while driving economic recovery.


Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Honors the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Relatives


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On Wednesday, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Lieutenant Governor Flanagan joined State Legislators and community leadership to push for a new Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Office dedicated to preventing and ending the targeting of Indigenous women and children.  

"A powerful way we can both honor those we’ve lost and protect our Native women and girls into the future, is to create and fully fund the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Office in the Department of Public Safety," said  Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. "I believe we can work together with Minnesota Legislature to get this done."


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Friday, May 7, 2021

GFMBC COVID-19 Protocols

GFMBC COVID-19 Protocols as of May 8, 2021 

PROTOCOLS TO BE FOLLOWED ANYTIME THE CHURCH IS OPEN FOR EVENTS DURING COVID-19

This note is to inform you of what to expect should you decide to attend Services at GFMBC in person:

IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME!!!

• All persons will be required to wear face coverings throughout the services and observe the physical distancing protocol requirements.

• Each person is asked to bring their own face covering but there will be some available at the nurses table if you do not have one. Each person should bring their own personal items including bible, fan, tissues, etc.

• Nurses or volunteers will be performing temperature checks as required before entering the church building.

• All persons must use hand sanitizer at the nurses table before entering the sanctuary.

• After successfully performing the requirements stated above all persons will receive a sticker to validate they have been cleared to enter.

• All persons within the church are always expected to practice physical distancing and remain 6 feet away from others when standing or sitting in the pews. Pews are marked at 6 feet intervals. Families in the same household may sit together. There should be no touching other attendees (i.e. hugging, shaking hands, etc.).

For further information on our preparedness plan, please see this linked PLAN.

Live virtual services for both 8:30 Sunday School and 9:30 services will be available. Any services or events outside of regularly scheduled Sunday services will be assessed a “cleaning fee” to cover the additional cleaning cost that must take place during covid-19.

Rev. Ronald Collier 

Deacon Jonathan Carter 

Deacon Emory Carter



Updates from the Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan

View as a webpage / Share

Friday, May 7, 2021

Governor Walz Weekly Briefing

Governor Walz Announces Timeline to End COVID-19 Restrictions

Capacity restrictions to end on May 28, masking requirement to end by July 1


Graphic laying out Minnesota's timeline to end COVID restrictions

On Thursday, Governor Walz announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1. The announcement comes as more than 2.6 million Minnesotans have gotten their shot and the state is on track to vaccinate 70 percent of Minnesotans by the end of June.

Since mid-April, COVID-19 cases have declined. Hospitals are seeing fewer admissions and vaccination progress has relentlessly pushed forward. Vaccines held COVID-19 variants at bay and avoided having them overwhelm our state. Minnesotans can visit VaccineConnector.mn.gov to make a vaccine appointment at a Community Vaccination Program site, or use the Find Vaccine Locations map to locate a provider near them.


2 Million Minnesotans Have Received Complete Vaccine Series


Image explaining that 2 million Minnesotans have received their vaccine

This week, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan announced that 2 million Minnesotans have completed the vaccination process. While it took the state 15 weeks to complete the first million vaccine series, it took just five weeks to complete the second million vaccine series.

“Minnesotans have done an extraordinary job doing their part to end this pandemic,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “I am grateful for everyone who has gotten us to this milestone today — from the providers distributing vaccines, to the Minnesotans rolling up their sleeves, to the organizers on the ground making sure no community is left behind, to the friends and neighbors helping their loved ones get these life-saving shots. This has been a true team effort and I know we can get to the finish line together.”


State Launches Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations at State Vaccine Sites

Starting today, walk-in availability makes it easy, convenient for Minnesotans to roll up their sleeves


Roll Up Your Sleeves Minnesota Graphic

On Friday, Governor Walz announced that eligible Minnesotans can walk in for a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment at the state’s Community Vaccination Program locations effective today, Friday, May 7. As Minnesotans under 18 must receive consent from a parent or guardian, the state encourages parents, guardians, and families to walk in and get vaccinated together. 

Walk-ins for Minnesotans 16+ are now accepted at state community vaccination sites in Bloomington (Mall of America), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes and Oakdale. Walk-ins for Minnesotans 18+ are now accepted at Mankato, Duluth, Rochester, and St. Cloud.


Governor Walz Calls on Senate to Pass Summer Learning Package in Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget


Governor and Lt. Governor visiting a school

On Tuesday, Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan called on the Minnesota Senate to quickly pass the summer learning package in Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget to ensure schools have the support they need to help students recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Passed by the Minnesota House in March, the $150 million plan addresses opportunity gaps and expands summer learning opportunities.

Helping students recover and catch up on learning has been one of the Governor’s budget priorities from the beginning of the legislative session. In January, Governor Walz announced Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget – his budget proposal for the next biennium. As Minnesota continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Walz’s budget supports working families, ensures students catch up on learning, and helps small businesses stay afloat while driving economic recovery.


Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Honors the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Relatives


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On Wednesday, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Lieutenant Governor Flanagan joined State Legislators and community leadership to push for a new Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Office dedicated to preventing and ending the targeting of Indigenous women and children.  

"A powerful way we can both honor those we’ve lost and protect our Native women and girls into the future, is to create and fully fund the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Office in the Department of Public Safety," said  Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. "I believe we can work together with Minnesota Legislature to get this done."


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