NEWS & EVENTS
Until further notice we will be doing our postcard writing virtually. Each semi-monthly's Postcard Sheet will be available on the Postcard Page.
Whenever it is again safe to do so we will be meeting every Friday for Postcard Parties anytime between 4:30 to 6:00 at Oklawaha Brewing Company, 147 1st Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC..
On Wednesday, March 10, our virtual Informed Progressive meeting addressed an update on the status of COVID-19 in Henderson County. This presentation was provided by Steve Smith, Director of the Henderson County Health Department.
Mr. Smith described the responsibilities of the County staff. Throughout the pandemic they have needed to keep County leaders and others in government, schools and hospital and clinic administrators and others advised on policy, keeping up with reporting and communicating with the public.
The vaccination effort coordinates with Pardee, UNC Health Systems, Blue Ridge Health, and Advent Health at least weekly and usually daily. The County vaccination wait list has been a significant time drain on the Department, but to date, they were in process of contacting those with list numbers up to 11,000, of about 18,000 who had joined the list. Vaccine supplies have not been very predictable, but fortunately have been increasing.
They try to provide access to testing for about 30,000 individuals a month. The list was then open to priority groups one, medical and emergency staff, and two, anyone aged 65 or over. Those community members on the list can help significantly by canceling their appointment if they obtain vaccination from another provider. County vaccinations had been at East High. They have recently moved to the Blue Ridge Mall.
Stacy Taylor, at the Health Department, should be the point of contact for public information inquiries.
Please click on this link to view the presentation:
Informed Progressive series
The Informed Progressive series is taking place online. See the calendar for upcoming events.
Join us as we learn. Presentations on a variety of topics will take place via Zoom normally on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 – 3:30. Everyone is invited!!!
See current schedule of speakers on our Calendar.
Silent Vigil For Immigration Reform
The Silent Vigil for Immigration Reform is on the third Friday of the month, in front of the Historic Courthouse. The Vigil begins at 4 pm and ends at 4:30 pm. We have signs for bring your own.
Immigration reform and releasing children from camps with or without their parents is a very important issue right now. Please join us to express your support for compassionate immigration reform.