News Archives for March of 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics/Clinicas de Vacunas Covid-19

Published 03/02/2021

Providence residents 50 or older who live in some of our communities hardest hit zip codes are now eligible to register for the Covid-19 vaccineThose zip codes are 02907,02908, and 02909.  City of Providence clinics will continue to be available to all residents 65 or older citywide. Appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

As a reminder, all COVID-19 vaccines provided at City clinics or City partner clinics are available at no cost to residents and no health insurance is required. COVID-19 vaccines are available to all Providence residents regardless of immigration status.

Providence residents 50 or older (that live in zip codes 02907, 02908, and 02909) and residents 65 or older (that live in all Providence zip codes) who are technologically able can register* themselves for an open appointment here:

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Registration Link: https://www.vaccinateri.org/client/registration?clinic_id=736&token=f1c643b6-61d2-41eb-9e9f-8acb515b9fd9

Managed by Providence Emergency Management Agency

This clinic will serve residents 65 or older of all Providence zip codes and residents 50 or older living in zip codes 02907, 02908, and 02909.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Registration Link: https://www.vaccinateri.org/client/registration?clinic_id=736&token=f1c643b6-61d2-41eb-9e9f-8acb515b9fd9

Managed by Asthenis Pharmacy

This is a High Density Community partner site. This clinic will exclusively serve Providence residents 50 or older living in zip codes 02907, 02908 or 02909.

*Internet Explorer will not work with the above provided links. Copying and pasting the registration link is encouraged. Anyone who registers that is not in one of the specified groups will have their appointment cancelled.

Residents who need assistance signing up for an appointment are encouraged to dial 3-1-1 or (401)421-2489 to speak with a Mayor's Center for City Services Representative who can walk them through the enrollment process in English or Spanish. Although additional staff are supporting phone lines, residents should expect longer than normal wait times as MCCS anticipates a higher than normal call volume.

Clinics will adhere to all COVID-19 safety guidelines and best practices. Upon arrival, individuals who enter the clinic will undergo medical screening and will be required to wear a mask. If residents are sick or in quarantine for COVID-19, they are required to stay home and book a new appointment.

For updates regarding the City's vaccination efforts, all residents are encouraged to join the Providence Vaccine Notification List in English or Spanish, visit the VaccinatePVD website or contact the Mayor’s Center for City Services at City Hall by dialing 3-1-1 or by downloading the PVD311, mobile application now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play .

Thank you for your patience and your work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.


Hoy anunciamos las citas disponibles para las próximas Clínicas de Vacunas COVID-19 de Providence para residentes de Providence de 50 años o más que viven en algunas de nuestras comunidades con los códigos postales más afectados. Esos códigos postales son 02907,02908 y 02909. Las clínicas de la ciudad de Providence seguirán estando disponibles para todos los residentes de 65 años o más en toda la ciudad. Las citas están disponibles por orden de llegada.

Como recordatorio, todas las vacunas COVID-19 proporcionadas en las clínicas de la Ciudad o en las clínicas asociadas de la Ciudad están disponibles sin costo para los residentes y no se requiere seguro médico. Las vacunas COVID-19 están disponibles para todos los residentes de Providence, independientemente de su estado migratorio.

Los residentes de Providence de 50 años o más (que viven en los códigos postales 02907, 02908 y 02909) y los residentes de 65 años o más (que viven en todos los códigos postales de Providence) que son tecnológicamente capaces pueden registrarse * ellos mismos para una cita abierta aquí:

Miércoles, 3 de marzo de 2021

Enlace de registro: https://www.vaccinateri.org/client/registration?clinic_id=736&token=f1c643b6-61d2-41eb-9e9f-8acb515b9fd9

Administrado por la Agencia de Manejo de Emergencias de Providence

Esta clínica atenderá a residentes de 65 años o más de todos los códigos postales de Providence y a residentes de 50 años o más que vivan en los códigos postales 02907, 02908 y 02909.

Viernes, 5 de marzo de 2021

Enlace de registro: https://www.vaccinateri.org/client/registration?clinic_id=736&token=f1c643b6-61d2-41eb-9e9f-8acb515b9fd9

Administrado por Asthenis Pharmacy

Este es un sitio asociado de la comunidad de alta densidad. Esta clínica atenderá exclusivamente a los residentes de Providence de 50 años o más que vivan en los códigos postales 02907, 02908 o 02909.

* Internet Explorer no funcionará con los enlaces proporcionados anteriormente. Se recomienda copiar y pegar el enlace de registro. Cualquiera que se registre que no esté en uno de los grupos especificados tendrá su cita cancelada.

Se recomienda a los residentes que necesiten ayuda para inscribirse en una cita que marquen el 3-1-1 o (401)421-2489 para hablar con un Representante del Centro de Servicios de la Ciudad del Alcalde, quien puede guiarlos a través del proceso de inscripción en inglés o español. Aunque el personal adicional está apoyando las líneas telefónicas, los residentes deben esperar tiempos de espera más largos de lo normal, ya que MCCS anticipa un volumen de llamadas más alto de lo normal.

Las clínicas se adherirán a todas las pautas de seguridad y mejores prácticas de COVID-19. A su llegada, las personas que ingresen a la clínica se someterán a un examen médico y se les pedirá que usen una máscara. Si los residentes están enfermos o en cuarentena por COVID-19, deben quedarse en casa y reservar una nueva cita.

Para obtener actualizaciones sobre los esfuerzos de vacunación de la ciudad, se alienta a todos los residentes a unirse a la Lista de notificación de vacunas de Providence en inglés o español, visitar el sitio web VaccinatePVD o comunicarse con el Centro de Servicios de la Ciudad del Alcalde en el Ayuntamiento llamando al PVD311, aplicación móvil ahora disponible en Apple App Store y Google Play.

Gracias por su paciencia y su trabajo para mitigar la propagación de COVID-19.

Senior Staff Members Step Up to the Front Lines

Published 03/23/2021

 

Community Action Partnership of Providence County’s Finance Director, Dale Halburian, is no stranger to service. Dale has worked with non-profits for over 30 years and he is also a long-time volunteer at the food pantry operated by his church. He said he was struck by the number of people he saw standing in line waiting for their weekly distribution of food. He contacted the volunteer organizer and offered his help; a year later, he became the church pantry’s treasurer.

Just as CAPP’s food pantry had to adapt operations to health and safety guidelines during the pandemic, Dale’s church pantry faced similar issues. “[The church food pantry] had to close temporarily per lockdown requirements and figure out to distribute food in a non-contact socially distant environment,” he said. [1]

Undeniably one of our most important programs at CAPP is the food pantry. Residents experiencing food insecurity have come to depend on CAPP for staple non-perishables. Our satellite facility on Broad Street was serving over 700 families every month before the pandemic. Between March and July, that number leapt up to over 1,000 families each month and continues to grow. This can be directly linked to the rising unemployment rate in the state; which increased by 7% in the same period of time.[2] In a 2020 state-wide survey conducted by the RI Community Food Bank it was discovered that concerns about having adequate food effected 25% of households.[3]

This increase in need meant an increase in effort on all staff. Senior leadership at CAPP mobilized to meet the challenge. Dale has been with CAPP for three years and was among the senior staff who pivoted from their normal duties to keep the food pantry open. He would spend Wednesdays working with others unloading the delivery truck and helping to organize inventory as it came in. Like all the leadership team at CAPP, Dale took his turn rolling up his sleeves to serve our community.

It is easy to see the division, distance, separation, and isolation that coincided with the coronavirus pandemic but one only needs to look a little closer to find the Helpers. There are multiple opportunities to volunteer time and money to agencies like CAPP who look after the most vulnerable amongst us. “This opportunity to work alongside my fellow CAPP employees and to really be part of the operation was extremely rewarding and meaningful to me.  It is a privilege to be able to experience this and I am happy to be able to continue my support in every way I can whether it be behind the scenes again here at CAPP or on the front line at the church,” Dale said.[4]

These are uncertain times but one thing remains constant: CAPP will continue to lead with dignity and serve with purpose when we’re needed the most.

[1] Testimonial, February 19, 2021
[2] RI Community Food Bank, 2020 Status Report on Hunger in RI https://2cyg1u24pr903unzk92wub21-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2020-RICFB-StatusReport-FINAL-web.pdf
[3] Ibid
[4] Ibid