People are worried and concerned about their family’s health and financial stability. Two COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency approval from the Federal Drug Administration and are being distributed to our citizens on a priority basis. Where we are in this process and how to get a vaccine is detailed on the Larimer County Health Department website https://www.larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine. Until most of us are vaccinated, we must continue to wear masks, maintain social distance and not gather in large groups.
Gerry promises to work with the CSU President Dr. Joyce McConnell as students return for the spring semester, to ensure COVID-19 hotspots do not reappear are on campus, at sororities and fraternities and at student gatherings — especially off-campus parties. He will work with the County Commissioners and Larimer County Department of Health to encourage citizen compliance with COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Gerry will work with local, state and national leaders and organizations to have the vaccine distributed to all citizens with extra effort to reach hard-to-serve populations. He supports marshaling people power and data to ensure that hard to reach people receive the vaccine when eligible. This will entail going door-to-door to identify those who do not have access to the internet or are simply overwhelmed. The mayor and council, city manager and city staff should work with Poudre Fire Authority, Poudre and Thompson School districts, UCHealth, Larimer County Public Health and other organizations to achieve this goal.
- Keep citizens healthy by working with all government levels, nonprofits and private entities
- Be transparent and provide health data in real-time
- Overcome COVID-19 and get folks back to their pre-pandemic routines
- Encourage all citizens to continue wearing masks, maintaining social distance and avoiding gatherings of large groups