BWA COVID-19 UPDATE

The Black Women’s Agenda endorses federal, state and local government public health warnings prescribed to mitigate the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS~CoV-2) (formerly called HCoV-19 and commonly called COVID-19). 
The assertion that coronavirus only threatens older people has been debunked. While data is rapidly being compiled, COVID-19 is trending across all age demographics because of the potentially high transmission from virus shed in asymptomatic patients and the ability for the virus to remain infectious in the air for hours and on surfaces such as plastic and steel for days. Combative measures are available to all. Children, teens, young and older populations can and must do their part to halt the spread of this pandemic. Following are the best deterrents until a vaccine is formulated.
  1. Avoid social gatherings greater than 10 people.
  2. Practice social distancing, maintaining a distance of 6-feet from the next person.
  3. Adhering to strict frequent hand washing to protect yourself and our most vulnerable populations.
  4. Wiping down constant contact surfaces regularly with an alcohol based product.
Hospitalization is best avoided by:
  1. If you feel ill, call your primary physician who will tell you how to proceed with testing, care and treatment.
  2. If you are an older person, stay home and away from others.
  3. If you have a serious underlying health condition, stay home and away from others.
  4. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits.
  5. Use drive-through, pickup and food delivery services.
  6. Again, practice good hygiene such as washing your hands, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
  7. Avoid touching your face.
 Lastly remember, you are not alone. Please consult the CDC guidelines for additional information.

 

Karen Cole, MD, MPH, MBA

Connie Richardson, RN

BWA Board Members

 

OTHER NEWS

I Matter: I Vote BWA 43rd Symposium Town Hall

I Matter: I Vote BWA 43rd Symposium Town Hall

WASHINGTON, DC – Friday, September 18, 2020 – The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) went on the offensive today, hosting a virtual town hall devoted to protecting and securing the voting rights of African Americans and other people of color during its 43rd Annual Symposium. Moderated by Heather McGhee, Board Chair, The Color of Change, a panel of prominent political activists and observers – including Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President, Repairers of the Breach and Co-chair, Poor People’s Campaign; Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, anthropologist, educator and Board Chair of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc.; Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., an esteemed author, commentator and Chairman of Princeton University’s Department of African-American Studies, and Aisha C. Mills, a nationally renowned political strategist and social impact advisor – discussed strategies for combatting voter suppression, registering and engaging African-American voters, and ensuring that they have the opportunity to make their voices heard.

BWA AND COMMON CAUSE

BWA AND COMMON CAUSE

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) has partnered with Common Cause, an organization fighting for an accountable government, equal rights / opportunities / representation and empowering voices in the political process to get out the vote and protect the vote. This partnership will allow individuals and organizations to expand their community outreach by ensuring that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.

The Election Protection Program provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation.

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

The 2020 Census is underway and households across America are responding every day. In light of
the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to:
• Protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public.
• Implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.
• Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.

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