The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Process Power has yet one more mission in thoughts, this time aiding the neighborhood’s most susceptible within the continued combat in opposition to COVID-19.
In line with a information launch, the duty power introduced the launch of Challenge Abuelita, a free service by which bilingual volunteers will attain out to aged, disabled and limited-English to non-English audio system in Kern County to assist facilitate coronavirus testing and vaccination appointments.
Jay Tamsi, the duty power’s co-founder, stated within the information launch that aged and non-English audio system face distinctive hardships in the course of the pandemic. Tamsi stated that some are not sure the place or who to name or full testing or vaccine appointment kinds. Others, he stated, have transportation points or usually are not aware of utilizing the web. And a few might need hassle remembering their appointments, which may be scheduled two weeks out.
“In a time of intense isolation, this era has felt it much more,” Tamsi stated. “Our abuelitos (Spanish for grandparents) want us extra so now than ever in establishing their vaccination appointments, fixing transportation points, and serving to them make sense of our altering methods.”
Bilingual volunteers are available to take calls and assist seniors discover COVID-19 testing areas in addition to schedule vaccine appointments. The volunteers additionally assist the seniors join with a listing of free native transportation corporations if wanted, and might help in coordinating pick-up and drop-off instances.
Challenge Abuelita is obtainable in English and Spanish, Monday by way of Friday, from 9 a.m. to five p.m. A voicemail will also be left after hours or on the weekend and operators will return the decision, the information launch states.
To entry the free neighborhood program, name 525-5900. The challenge is scheduled to run by way of June 2021.
Extra data on the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Process Power, free COVID-19 testing websites and different native sources may be discovered on-line: www.kchcc.org/taskforce