As members of the United Against COVID-19 (UAC) Coalition we are partnering with the state to host vaccination clinics, specifically targeting agricultural workers. David Head Center, 10300 San Diego St., Lamont, 93241. About 500 doses will be administered at this location.Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Sunday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Mercado Latino, 1999 Edison Hwy, Bakersfield, 93305. About, 300 doses will be administered at this location.Sunday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agricultural workers can register for the vaccination by calling (661) 383-2588.
NEW Vaccine Clinic Location! Memorial Hall, 712 E Washington Ave Earlimart, CA 93219. 10 AM – 7 PM. March 22 – 23. STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO RSVP BY CALLING (661) 557-8025.
ARVIN’S VETERANS HALL WILL BE A COVID VACCINATION SITE. This is crucial as the surrounding communities often house essential agricultural workers.
Gavin Newsom reported via @cagovernor Instagram, “We’re taking steps to get #COVID19 vaccines to the hardest-hit communities. With a partnership with OptumServe & counties, we’re opening up to 11 vaccine sites, like here in Arvin. We are also increasing supply by 58% to the Central Valley & allocating 34k doses to farmworkers.”
We’re collecting funds to purchase KN95 particulate and 3ply masks to distribute to Central Valley essential workers – farmworkers, janitors, grocery store employees – on the front lines. They are often working outdoors in conditions of poor air quality – and are statistically most likely to be working alongside someone with COVID-19.
These vulnerable professionals are not likely to receive PPE from employers. Access to these masks will save lives.
Western Gravel & Roofing Supply, which has already donated over 30,000 of these life-saving masks, can sell us KN95 and 3ply masks at cost. These masks are crucial right now because of rapid spread COVID-19.
As we gather with friends and family this holiday season (safely, of course), please consider how your food got to your table – by the fortitude and dedication of California essential workers – and give thanks to them by donating to this fundraiser.
The livelihoods of these essential workers – grocery store employees, janitors, farmworkers, & more – depend on them showing up in person to do this demanding work even in the face of rapid rise in COVID-19 cases.
No matter how difficult its been working from home or sheltering in place, it does not compare to how brutal it has been for California farm workers. Covid 19 has devastated the farm worker community. The back breaking work in close proximity to each other and inadequate safety equipment has been a deadly combination. We need to assist with what we can. We can supply them with these lifesaving PPEs.
We all depend on them. Let’s join together and show our gratitude to these essential workers. Help us protect their health, because we count on them daily. Please donate what you can.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing homelessness, housing crisis, workers right issues, and/or struggling with mental health, please share the 2020 Dolores Huerta Foundation Resource & Mental Health Guide. The information listed here, may be helpful for your situation.
Free #COVID19 testing is now available for all Valley residents! Visit: www.projectbaseline.com to register for an appointment TODAY!
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Friday 8 am -11 am & 12 pm-2 pm
1126 South P Street, Gate 26 Bakersfield, CA 93307
An appointment is required to get tested. No walk-ups are allowed. This site is drive-thru only. All individuals are to remain in their cars, with windows up, during the entire test process.
Se requiere una cita para la prueba. No se permiten visitas sin cita previa. Este sitio es solo para pruebas de paso. Todas las personas deben permanecer en sus coches durante todo el proceso de prueba.