Over the last 14 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Khairullah has been extremely proactive in making sure his residents were taken care of and that families remained safe.
Over the past year, we have all had to overcome a tremendous deal of adversity. The pandemic has impacted every part of our lives including how we work, go to school and even how we spend time with our loved ones. I believe it is the job of public officials to keep residents safe and healthy and that is especially so during this health crisis. Our administration has taken a multitude of forward thinking, preemptive actions to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In partnership with Dawa Pharmacy and Medlabs, we established a testing site for residents in December.
When vaccines became available, our administration partnered with local agencies to increase the number of residents that could quickly get the vaccine. Through our hard work, we were able to double the vaccine distribution in our adult population. We believed then, as we do now, that the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19 is to make testing easy and available and to aid residents in the process of getting vaccinated. In a community that is disproportionately minority, it is critical to ensure that residents are being strongly communicated with and understand how they can register for the vaccine.