DEAF, Inc. is looking to fill the DBCAN Assistant Director position with three years' experience with DeafBlind individuals and community as well as an understanding and sensitivity to DeafBlind culture. Please watch DBCAN Director’s vlog posted on Facebook as well as check out our website for more info about the position.
DEAF, Inc. will have a workshop called APPLYING FOR A U.S. PASSPORT on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. It will be resented in ASL. If you need accommodations, please contact us at 617-505-4823 as soon as possible.
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All travelers flying into the U.S. must now provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than three days before their flight, or they will be denied boarding. The order was initially announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on January 12 and formalized in an executive order President Biden signed last week.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitizers coming from Mexico on a countrywide "import alert". Methanol, or wood alcohol, can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and can be life-threatening if ingested. It is not an acceptable ingredient in hand sanitizer in the United States.
Governor Baker announced that Massachusetts will move to the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout timeline on February 1. The revised order is:
Individuals over age 75
Individuals over age 65 or with at least two comorbidities
Early education and K-12 workers, transit, utility, food and agriculture, sanitation, public works, and public health workers
Lastly, individuals with one comorbidity.
Phase 2 vaccines: Know before you go:
Adults 75 and older will be able to start making appointments with individual providers beginning Wednesday. State officials maintain a map of all locations, with links to the various booking systems.
Wherever you get your first dose, you'll also have to get your second dose. So, keep that in mind if you're driving far, you'll need to make that drive twice.
At the appointment, you'll need ID to show proof of age.
You must wear a mask and consider a short-sleeve shirt.
Make sure you get your vaccination card as proof.
The whole appointment should take 30 to 45 minutes.
Everyone is eligible to get the vaccine for free. No one will have to pay anything out-of-pocket.
Companies running the clinics can charge your insurance for a fee, so take your insurance card.
If you don't have insurance or are an undocumented immigrant, the clinics will seek reimbursement from the federal government.
Bookings open Wednesday at individual providers accessible through a map maintained by the Department of Public Health, which displays vaccination sites, color-coded for whom they serve. After choosing a location, you will be directed to a site where you can make an appointment. Here is the link to make an appointment.
Governor Baker said that due to extremely high demand for appointments and limited vaccine supply, it may take time to secure an available appointment. Residents are encouraged to keep checking the website as appointments are added on a rolling basis.
Mayer Walsh announced that Boston will return to Phase 3 Step 1 of the city’s reopening plan Monday, February 1. Starting Monday, fitness centers and health clubs, museums, arcades, movie theaters and sight-seeing and organized tours will all be able to reopen at 25% capacity.
Indoor gatherings will still be limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings will be limited to 25 people. This applies to public and private spaces.
192 cities and towns are in the red zone, down from 222 last week. Please continue wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing social distancing. Stay safe and healthy!
Abington, Acushnet, Adams, Agawam, Ashburnham, Attleboro, Auburn, Avon, Ayer, Barnstable, Barre, Belchertown, Bellingham, Berkley, Berlin, Billerica, Blackstone, Boxford, Boylston, Braintree, Brewster, Bridgewater, Brockton, Burlington, Canton, Carver, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Chicopee, Clinton, Cohasset, Dalton, Dartmouth, Dedham, Dennis, Dighton, Douglas, Dover, Dracut, Dudley, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, East Longmeadow, Easton, Edgartown, Everett, Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Gardner, Georgetown, Gloucester, Grafton, Granby, Great Barrington, Groveland, Hadley, Halifax, Hamilton, Hampden, Hanover, Hanson, Harwich, Haverhill, Holbrook, Holden, Holyoke, Hopedale, Hudson, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lakeville, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lee, Leicester, Leominster, Littleton, Lowell, Ludlow, Lunenburg, Lynn, Malden, Manchester, Mansfield, Marion, Marlborough, Marshfield, Mashpee, Mattapoisett, Maynard, Medway, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleborough, Middleton, Milford, Millbury, Millis, Monson, Nahant, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newbury, North Attleborough, North Brookfield, Norton, Norwood, Oak Bluffs, Orange, Orleans, Oxford, Palmer, Paxton, Peabody, Pembroke, Pepperell, Plainville, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Rehoboth, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Rockport, Rowley, Rutland, Salem, Salisbury, Sandwich, Saugus, Scituate, Seekonk, Sharon, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Somerset, Southampton, Southborough, Southbridge, Southwick, Spencer, Springfield, Sterling, Stoughton, Sturbridge, Sutton, Swansea, Taunton, Templeton, Tewksbury, Tisbury, Topsfield, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Upton, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Ware, Wareham, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Bridgewater, West Brookfield, West Springfield, Westfield, Westford, Westminster, Westport, Weymouth, Whitman, Wilbraham, Wilmington, Winchendon, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester, Wrentham and Yarmouth.