Artistic conception of the COVID-19 virus. (Shutterstock image)
Seniors and people with disabilities are hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure this community receives pertinent information on the Virgin Islands COVID-19 vaccination distribution schedule, the Governor’s Office of Americans with Disabilities Act coordinated with the Virgin Islands Disability Rights Center to host a virtual town hall via Zoom at Tuesday, January 19 2021, 6.30 p.m.
The forum will include representatives from the VI Department of Health who will take part in a panel discussion on the area’s distribution plan, and there will be a question and answer session with Zoom attendees.
“The disabled community, their families and carers are encouraged to take this opportunity to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan,” said Archie Jennings, executive attorney for the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands.
“Sign language interpreters will attend the event to ensure attendees fully understand the information being exchanged and can ask questions to the health professionals,” Jennings said.
Julien Henley Sr., ADA territorial coordinator, said the town hall will have important information specific to the VI disability community
“The data shows us that seniors and people with disabilities are severely affected by this virus,” Henley said. “This virtual forum is the perfect opportunity for these people and their loved ones to learn about the underlying concerns and make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccination.”
Use this direct link to the Zoom meeting to attend the Town Hall meeting: https://bit.ly/3nFux4S. For more information, call 473-3523.
The Bryan / Roach administration remains committed to transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring confidence in the government, and ensuring that disaster recovery is completed as soon as possible.