At the press conference on June 2 about the ongoing response of the state covid-19 pandemic, Governor Jared Polis shared details of a competition in which a scholarship of $50,000 will be awarded to 25 children aged twelve to seventeen who have been vaccinated. But they also made some spin-related offers from the previously announced Series of five $1 million drawings for immunized Coloradans ages 18 and up. Although he said officials didn’t expect a big jump in the number of people taking shots – a good thing, because Haven’t got one yet – They explained that they only wanted to prevent a huge drop in participation.
without announcing Colorado Withdrawal Cash Pictured, Polis said there would have been a “higher drop in interest” because “the ones who are most excited are vaccinated early. The danger is that others will put it off like most of us stop going to the dentist.” Will give or stop receiving a shot. We’re just giving them a reason to do so.”
Before moving on to the main items on the agenda, the police offered updates from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: 576 new COVID-19 cases, 456 people currently hospitalized in Colorado for treatment for the disease (thirteen fewer than the previous day), positivity rate of 2.82 percent (far above the threshold of 5 percent considered to be a danger sign) below) and the total number of casualties is 6,741. since the start of the pandemic. After offering his condolences, Polis said that current statistics demonstrate that “the virus is still very prevalent for people who have not been vaccinated” – but for those who have, he added, “the pandemic is over for you.” It is very low – the risk of going about your normal activities.”
Then came the specifics about the scholarship offer, which, like Colorado Comeback Cash, is powered by federal funds. Every Coloradan between the ages of twelve and seventeen is automatically registered when they receive at least one shot of the Pfizer vaccine (only approved for that same demographic so far). Then, starting June 7th, five winners will be named each week until Friday, July 9th. $50,000 will be placed in a CollegeInvest account, where it will grow over time; Polis suggested that the prize money for a thirteen-year-old could be as high as $60,000 or even $70,000, until they were old enough to use it. In addition, funds can be applied in many forms of post-secondary Education: community colleges, universities, vocational programs and more.
After Dr. Angie Pacione, Colorado Department of Higher EducationAfter the U.S. executive director reinforced the message about the scholarship, Polis moved to promote another state program called Power the Comeback. The campaign, which comes complete with a PSA that was shown during the event, to encourage businesses to vaccinate employees and provide a COVID-safe environment for customers and employees alike Encourages the signing of a pledge. Pat Meyers, executive director of the State of Economic Development and International Trade, and Tamil Maldonado, co-founder and vice president of Rais Brewing Company, which have already signed up and created a new beer called Vaccine to Victory Over COVID-19 They offered their own variations on the pitch of the police.
During a brief question-and-answer session, Polis stressed that individuals vaccinated through the Department of Defense should soon be eligible for Colorado Comeback Cash, once the Feds provide the necessary data. He then offered the same explanation as to why so many vaccinated Coloradans can’t find their names on the state’s vaccination website? CDPH had previously provided westward. Even if no names come up, Polis insists that everyone who has been vaccinated is in the race, and suggested that a vaccination card be evidence that one who has been vaccinated. are in the system… somewhere.
As for vaccination rates since announcing the Colorado Comeback Cash last week, Polis argued that mixed competition would help “keep up with the times,” as nearly half of the eligible population still hasn’t got a shot. State officials are optimistic that the pictures are “making an impact, and we think there will be an even greater impact when people see the winners,” he concluded.
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