Committee Overview

The 2021 Special Committee on COVID-19 meeting schedule is pending. Please join our mailing list for up-to-date meeting information.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

There are currently no special events planned. Please join us for our standing monthly meetings and check back frequently for updates.

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About the Committee

The EC Special Committee on COVID-19 educates, engages and empowers the community on city, county and statewide efforts to ensure the safety, economic resiliency and socio-emotional needs of residents during this crisis. This includes monitoring the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, connecting residents to critical resources, and sharing civic engagement and volunteer opportunities to take action.

Goals:

  1. Increase access to critical COVID-19 resources across local, state and federal levels 
  2. Ensure equity in COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution to reduce disparities 
  3. Educate and inform residents and business sectors on COVID trends, and vaccine safety and related health issues 
  4. Align resources to support vaccine administration and deployment, including partnerships with community-based organizations to increase testing and vaccination sites
  5. Support an equity-focused recovery effort

Issues:

  • Work with local stakeholders to ensure awareness of and access to vaccines. 
  • Assess testing and vaccination capacity in underserved communities and uplifting opportunities to address disparities. 
  • Promote broad strategies to advance a Health equity agenda 
  • Advocacy to address challenges in distance learning
  • Identify and pursue economic recovery opportunities that will benefit high-need communities

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Arts & Culture
Emerging Civic Leaders
Equitable Economic, Environmental & Community Development
Homelessness
Public Safety & Justice
Special Committee on COIVD-19
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