Gov. Polis and community-based organizations host clinics
As part of Governor Polis’ Vaccines for All plan, the State of Colorado is allocating vaccines to community-based organizations across the state to host more than 20 vaccination clinics between Friday, March 12 - Thursday, March 18, 2021. These clinics will focus on vaccinating underserved Coloradans and span a variety of diverse communities.
“Colorado is proud to partner with trusted healthcare providers and community organizations in every corner of our state to get more shots into arms and end this pandemic. Since day one, rapid and equitable distribution of the vaccine has been our priority, and these clinics are a critical part of ensuring that all Coloradans have access,” said Governor Jared Polis.
Each of the following clinics are not accepting walk-in appointments. You must have an appointment to attend.
Due to the impending inclement weather, some clinics may have to cancel and reschedule vaccine appointments. If you currently have an appointment, please check with your vaccine provider on the status of your appointment.
Wednesday, March 17
Aurora Mental Health
“Aurora Mental Health Center proudly partnered with CDPHE and the Governor’s Office to host a community-based pop-up clinic focused on increasing the equity of the COVID vaccine distribution to our community members. We believe strongly in our values of honoring and respecting all persons and putting our community first and it was our pleasure to help to ensure that all community members who are phase-eligible have access to the vaccine because of its importance in keeping our community safe and ending this pandemic. By partnering with our affiliate Asian Pacific Development Center and holding the clinic at their location in North Aurora we were able to specifically target distributing the vaccine to refugees and immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID, and people with disabilities. We look forward to hosting these same community members for dose two next week and additionally are hoping to host another vaccine clinic in April,” said Kirsten Anderson, Vice President of Operations and Disaster.
Thursday March, 18
Ventanilla de Salud
“Servicios de La Raza and the Ventanilla de Salud program have earned the trust and respect from the community we serve, by providing reliable personalized information we have made an impact in controlling the pandemic. Thanks to the Governor’s health equity plan, more underserved Coloradans are taking the vaccine. Our commitment to continue with these efforts is permanent. We are proud of being part of a responsible community, we understand the need, the solution is on our shoulders!” said Ricardo Gonzalez M.D.
Mi Casa Resource Center
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Governor’s office. The community we serve has been disproportionately affected by this pandemic and has faced many challenges seeking the vaccine. Mi Casa is a well-recognized organization that has been around for 45 years, and has gained the trust of the community. We are eager to continue to serve by assisting in the community’s recovery,” said Angeles Ortega, Chief Executive Officer.
Nominations sent to the Senate:
Anton George Hajjar, of Maryland, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2023, vice Carolyn L. Gallagher, term expired. Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, vice Andrea L. Thompson, resigned. Amber Faye McReynolds, of Colorado, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2026, vice David Williams, term expired.
Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law. The Governor signed: SB21-053, Adjustments To School Funding Fiscal Year 2020-21— Sponsored by Representatives J. McCluskie & B. McLachlan, and Senators D. Moreno & R. Zenzinger.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has resumed bus, light rail and commuter rail service. In some areas where roads are not cleared of snow, there could be detours in place and with additional snow predicted, there may be delays. Access-a-Ride paratransit and FlexRide service will also operate.
Many sidewalks are not cleared leaving large amounts of snow near bus stops, so customers should practice extreme caution when boarding and deboarding vehicles.