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Latest COVID-19 News and Information
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
AARP DC volunteer Pamela McKee shares her story of making a vaccine appointment and receiving her first dose. She has also used her comfort and skill with technology to help several of neighbors and friends, some of whom do not have computers, to sign up for a vaccine appointment.
On Monday, June 22 at 10 am ET, AARP DC is hosting a live tele-town hall with District of Columbia Councilmembers Vincent Gray (Ward 7) and Trayon White (Ward 8), and Shelly McDonald-Pinkett, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Howard University Hospital. The discussion will focus on the heavy toll that COVID-19 has taken on the District’s African American community, and how these leaders and the rest of the District are responding. We will also discuss what is still needed to help those impacted to stabilize themselves and move forward stronger. Join us for this important conversation!
AARP will host a live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall every Thursday at 12 p.m. (CST). Experts at this week’s live Q&A event will address your questions related to protecting yourself and loved ones from the virus, staying healthy and reducing social isolation.