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March 1, 2021
On the Turquoise Trail

On Friday Mayor Webber was joined once again on his WebberCast by Dr. Wendy Johnson, Medical Director of La Familia Medical Center, to talk about vaccinations and the recovery they promise if we can earn the low-risk Turquoise rating the Governor announced last week. They covered a lot of ground, so you'll want to watch the whole interview by clicking on the video below, but here are some timely talking points to share with your friends and family:

  • Now that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved, "Take whatever vaccine you're offered," said Dr. Johnson. "Don't be picky!"
  • The Mayor said that while we're all hopeful that earning a Turquoise risk rating could mean that summer will bring a comeback for the art markets and festivals that enhance our quality of life and will boost the tourism-based economy, "We've got take care of business now if we want to get their business. The next month will be critical."
  • Johnson chimed in: "People are chomping at the bit to travel. Hang on a little bit longer before you do that or have gatherings. We can have a great summer if we keep the course for a little bit longer."
  • Johnson cautioned that allergy-sufferers should not assume their symptoms are the usual seasonal attack--it could be COVID--so "Get tested to make sure."
  • Johnson added that the Governor's team is talking about ramping up new vaccination facilities when the supply increases, including the possibility of standing up mobile walk-in clinics and seniors-only clinics in late March.

The Governing Body unanimously passed a Resolution declaring the first Monday in March--tomorrow--"COVID Remembrance Day in remembrance of those who have lost their lives and in honor of those who continue to suffer from the impact of the virus.” Let's all find a way to pay our respects tomorrow.

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