Friday, March 5: Huffman to Tour Civic Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site
Visit Follows House Passed Plan to Open Community Vaccination Sites Nationwide
March 05, 2021
San Rafael, CA – As part of a Day of Action supporting the importance of the American Rescue Plan Congressman, Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will ride SMART with General Manager Farhad Mansourian to the Civic Center and tour the COVID-19 vaccination site with Marin County Public Health Officer Matt Willis. The visit will take place on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2:00 0 p.m. PST.
House Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan last week to help crush the COVID-19 virus and get the economy moving again with shots in arms, money in pockets, children in schools and people in jobs. In an effort to increase accessibility to vaccines, SMART, Golden Gate Transit, and Marin Transit are offering free public transit, to riders with COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
Huffman will be available for press during the visit to highlight how the American Rescue Plan will get shots in arms with a coordinated, nationwide vaccine program to:
- Make sure we have enough vaccines for everyone in America through research, development, manufacturing, production, and purchase.
- Get those vaccines out to quickly and equitably through community vaccination centers, mobile vaccination units and more.
- Improve communication to strengthen confidence in the vaccine and make sure everybody knows when, where and how they can get one. It will also scale up testing and tracing, address shortages of personal protective equipment and other critical supplies, invest in high quality treatments, and address health care disparities.
Rep. Huffman invites members of the press to join him on the ride to the vaccine site as well as the tour itself. Those interested in attending should submit their RSVP to Mary Hurrell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DATE: Friday, March 5, 2021
TIME: 1:30 pm PST to 3:00 pm PST
Congressman Jared Huffman
SMART General Manager Farhad Mansourian
Marin County Public Health Officer Matt Willis
General Manager/CEO Golden Gate Bridge District Denis Mulligan
General Manager Marin Transit Nancy Whelan
1:30 – SMART Novato San Marin Station
1:30 – Ride SMART to Marin Civic Center
2:00 – Tour Marin County Civic Center Vaccination Site
Congressman Jared Huffman represents California’s 2nd Congressional District, which spans the North Coast of the state from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border, and includes Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, and Del Norte counties. He currently serves on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. In the 117th Congress, he chairs the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. He is the founder of the Congressional Freethought Caucus.
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