They didn’t have proper PPE: These Black health care workers got the vaccine. They say distrust isn’t just historical
Keta White is a Black health care worker at Germantown Home, in Philadelphia’s Mount Airy neighborhood. And she’s one of 13,000 members of District 1199C, a majority Black- and brown-led union that represents Black workers in all fields in the major health care institutions in the city — behavioral, mental health, and child care facilities, as well as employees who provide health care services within the city’s prison systems.
“This funding will allow District 1199C to work with important partners in the labor movement as well as Employers to improve care options. By providing quality training and education tools that will result in allowing the workforce to be successful in their career paths as they continue to grow and provide direct care for the most vulnerable within hospitals, long term care facilities, and at their homes.” District 1199C is proud to be involved in this effort and believe that we will continue to improve the patient experience”. Elyse Ford, Vice PresidentCCF12162020_0005
The Philadelphia City Council has the opportunity to pass a bill that would give all workers the ability to have paid leave if they test positive for COVID-19 or were in contact with someone who tested positive and must self-isolate. This is more important than ever.
The bill gets voted in committee on Monday, June 22nd. It will then get a final vote the first week of July. You should use this toolkit everyday until the first week of July to make the biggest impact.
Your voice can make all the difference!
1199c has developed this social media toolkit that you can use to reach out to your city council member. You can use the graphics to tell your story as well as post on your councilmember’s page.
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District 1199C Union Hall is now open by Appointment ONLY:
Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
To Confirm or Make an Appointment please use phone numbers provided below:
1) 1199C Administration Dial ext.222 and Administrative Organizers: Dial ext.229
2) BENEFIT & PENSION FUND: Dial “9” then 215-552-5830
3) LEGAL FUND: Dial “9” then 215-790-0081
4) TRAINING & UPGRADING FUND: Dial “9” then 215-568-2220
(Located in the Land and Title Building at 100 S Broad Street 10 th Floor)
5) General Questions, Concerns or Mail requiring Signature: Dial ext. 229 or 222
Leaving a Package(s) or Document(s)? Please Use Drop-Box Provided
More CVS COVID -19 testing sites are being added every day. Stay up to date on all the CVS testing locations in the area, and even schedule appointments to be tested using the resource links below.
Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to be screened and schedule an appointment. You must be tested in the state where you are a resident.
CVS Testing Location Lookup
Enter your zipcode to locate testing locations near you.
Who qualifies for testing?
Patients must legally reside in the state where the test is given and be 18 years of age or older.
How it works
1 – Answer a few questions to see if you qualify for COVID-19 testing.
2 – Select a test site and available time. Fill out the registration form.
3 – Bring proof of identity and in-state residence, as well as your test confirmation email or text message. Be sure to have your mobile phone in case we need to reach you.
4 – Upon arrival please stay in your car and follow the posted instructions at the site.
In the US, only around 12% of those infected with COVID-19 will require hospitalization.1 The remaining 88% are people who will manage their illness and recover at home. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are fever, cough, and shortness of breath; these symptoms are usually accompanied by fatigue and loss of appetite.COVID19-Patient_Nutrition-Quick-Facts
UPDATE 5/8/20: District 1199C Union hall will remain closed until June 4th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and amended Stay-At-Home order issued by Governor Wolf.
Governor Wolf has extended his Stay-At-Home order for all non-life essential businesses/organizations. Therefore, District 1199C Union hall will remain closed until June 4th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will reevaluate as necessary and post any planned changes to this date. Members concerns can be addressed by directly contacting their Organizer, leave a message on the main line @ (215)735-1300 or submit a member concern via the website contact form.corona
Doctors, nurses, paramedics and more — you’re dedicated to helping others. But what happens when the helpers need help? You’re on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. And this poses a risk to both your mental and physical health.Health-care-workers-mental-health-guide