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Best Sources for COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Virginia is now in Phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution with medical and first responders receiving the vaccine, as well as some residents in assisted living and nursing home settings. At this time, there is no established timeline for vaccinations. However, at the appropriate time, the Virginia Department of Health and the City of Roanoke will utilize mass media communications to alert people who are eligible in Phase 1b and Phase 1c, and for the general public. Read more about this here. Click here to access the City’s special website, Vaccinate Roanoke.
Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board Holds First Meeting
On Thursday, Jan. 7, the City of Roanoke held the first Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board Meeting. The meeting was hosted via Zoom, and recorded and shared on the Equity and Empowerment webpage. Information about the Advisory Board, as well as a recording of the meeting, can be viewed at this link.
Deadline Extended for Neighborhood Partnership Awards Nominations
The Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates (RNA) and Roanoke City Council have extended the application period for the 2020 Neighborhood Partnership Awards Program to Sunday, Jan. 31. For more information about the awards program or to nominate a neighbor, click here.
‘Phone Down. It’s the Law’ Campaign Supports New Law
Distracted driving has become a serious issue across the United States. In response, Virginia has adopted a law, effective Jan. 1, 2021, making it unlawful for any person to hold a handheld personal communications device while driving a moving motor vehicle on our highways. DRIVE SMART Virginia has launched a marketing campaign, “Phone Down. It’s the Law,” to remind the public about this new law. More information can be found here. and at this link