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    Andrew Cuomo lays out his survival blueprint Indian Vaccine Effective; Record Deaths in Brazil: Virus Update © Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Joe Biden. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Biden signed off on tightening eligibility for a third stimulus check, Democratic aides said. Lower caps for eligible incomes would prevent wealthier people from getting a payment. Individuals earning above $80,000 would no longer qualify for a stimulus check. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden has signed off on faster phaseouts for $1,400 stimulus checks, a step that would cut the number of people eligible for a direct payment under the $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan that the House passed on Saturday. Load Error Two Democratic aides told Insider that the president had approved lowering the income thresholds for people to receive a check. They spoke...
    ANDOVER (CBS) – The search for a Covid19 vaccination appointment is a long and stressful process for many. “It’s very competitive, and if you get an appointment, it’s the luck of the draw,” said Sam Medeiros. READ MORE: Massachusetts Teachers, School Staff Can Sign Up For COVID Vaccinations Starting March 11 Adding about 400,000 educators to the eligibility list next week could make finding that appointment even harder. “We’re disappointed that we’ve been pushed out of this,” said Andover Health Director Tom Carbone. (WBZ-TV) “There is a fixed supply, so naturally there will, unfortunately, be competition for doses,” said Boston Medical Center Dr. Cassandra Pierre. Pierre supports teachers getting moved up on the list, but wants to make sure others don’t get left behind. “With the fixed doses, I am concerned that higher-risk people might have a little bit more work to do to find a vaccine dose.” People who...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas teachers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The Texas Department of State Health Services on Wednesday, March 3, notified all vaccine providers that they should immediately include school and child care workers in vaccine administration. READ MORE: The 12 COVID Tax Changes You Need To Know Before Filing This Year On Tuesday night, DSHS received a letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directing states to expand eligibility to include people who work in school and child care operations. READ MORE: Some Large Retail, Grocery Stores In Texas To Still Require Face Masks Despite Order Lifted The federal directive defined the people eligible as “those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers) and those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including...
    We’re back to March. In some ways, it has never stopped being March. But some things have changed. For instance, we now have three vaccines authorized to be administered in the United States. And as of the first of the month, if you are in tier 1B, you are eligible to get one in Los Angeles County. If you’re elsewhere in Southern California, here are our guides for other counties.Eligibility Am I eligible? Healthcare workers, long-term care facility residents and people 65 and older are in Tier 1A and remain eligible. As of March 1, Tier 1B is also eligible. That tier includes: teachers and workers in childcare (including workers in early care and education, public schools, colleges and universities, and independent and charter schools; 1B does not include private nannies and babysitters); emergency services workers (including law enforcement, national security, corrections officers, workers required to be in person at...
    United Airlines and American Airlines will make COVID-19 vaccines available to eligible employees at O’Hare International Airport who live and work in Chicago.  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available to qualifying employees of both airlines beginning Thursday, the companies confirmed to Fox News. United Airlines and American Airlines to offer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible employees at Chicago O'Hare. (iStock).  UNITED CEO 'STRONGLY CONSIDERING' MAKING COVID-19 VACCINES MANDATORY FOR EMPLOYEES United Airlines is offering the vaccine by appointment at its health clinic in Terminal 2 on the baggage claim level, United O’Hare vice president Omar Idris told employees in a letter. Flight crew and United staffers at least 65 years old or older are eligible to register, according to the memo.   "I know there is still a great deal of confusion regarding who is eligible to receive the vaccine and who is not, and it may...
    In California, confusion and failed communication have resulted in some eligible parents and family caregivers of people with disabilities being turned away from covid vaccination sites. Oscar Madrigal is one of those caregivers. Her two sons are on the autism spectrum and the youngest requires almost constant care. When he began to be vaccinated, Madrigal thought that parents like him were going to take priority and not have to wait long. In January, the California Department of Developmental Services issued a letter stating that family members like him considered themselves health workers and qualified to receive the vaccine immediately. Through Facebook groups, parents of children with disabilities shared the news with enthusiasm. Madrigal was relieved. As the primary caregiver for her youngest son, she didn’t know how she would cope if her family contracted the coronavirus. But he soon noticed that the tone of the messages on social...
    PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Medical Center is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for members of the public who are 60 years and older, as well as those who are pregnant or have certain medical conditions. Certain occupations, including childcare workers, funeral home employees and law enforcement officers, are also now eligible to be vaccinated. Demand for the vaccine has been high in Scioto County. Even with the current age restrictions in place, more than 15% of the county has begun the COVID-19 vaccination process. There are several locations within Scioto County offering vaccines, and more than 10,000 doses have been administered by SOMC. Medical conditions that would qualify an individual younger than 60 for the vaccine include: Sickle cell anemia, down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, severe heart defects, severe type-1 diabetes, phenylketonuria, epilepsy with continued seizures, turner syndrome, severe asthma, alpha and beta thalassemia as well...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – As Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to announce his plan to get teachers the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Commonwealth, CVS has now listed teachers as eligible for vaccination. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunny Skies And Warm Temperatures Before Overnight Cold Front In the Pittsburgh area, the New Kensington area CVS is offering the vaccine but as of Wednesday morning, they are fully-booked. Teachers initially were part of Phase 1B of Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout plan but are now expected to be moved up to Phase 1A. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Gov. Tom Wolf Expected To Roll Out Push To Get Teachers Vaccinated It is believed that part of Governor Wolf’s plan to get teachers vaccinated will be in collaboration with the National Guard and PEMA. They hope to have 150,000 teachers vaccinated by the end of next week. ...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Teachers are now listed as eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts at CVS locations, according to an update to their website Wednesday morning. The site added “Teachers K-12, Daycare and preschool workers, and staff” to its eligibility list overnight. This comes after President Biden issued a directive Tuesday for retail pharmacies across the country to give teachers access to the vaccine. The president wants states to prioritize vaccinating teachers and school staff by the end of March. All CVS appointments are currently booked as of early Wednesday, but the pharmacy often adds appointments early in the morning. The website said availability “can change quickly based on demand.” BREAKING: Teachers now listed as eligible for the vaccine in Massachusetts *at CVS locations.* This comes after President Biden’s directive yesterday for retail pharmacies to give teachers access. *Gov. Baker hasn’t made teachers eligible more broadly. pic.twitter.com/LBA5KjZHLF — Liam...
    By AMY BETH HANSON, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is making more people eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines starting next week, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Tuesday. Beginning on March 8, all Montanans between the ages of 60 and 70 will qualify along with people ages 16 and older with the additional preexisting conditions of asthma, cystic fibrosis and liver disease, Gianforte said. Maj. Gen. Matt Quinn, director of the state’s COVID-19 task force, said next Monday's change will make another 100,000 to 140,000 Montanans eligible for the vaccine. Making vaccines available to front-line health care workers, everyone age 60 and older, those older than 16 with preexisting conditions, Native Americans and other persons of color will prioritize the groups that account for nearly 90% of Montana's deaths due to the pandemic, Gianforte said. The eligible groups also include more than 70% of those who have been hospitalized, he...
    By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Workers at Arkansas' poultry plants and other food manufacturing facilities are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday, in a move that opens up access to the vaccine for an additional 49,000 people. Hutchinson made the announcement as state health officials reported the first case in Arkansas of someone infected with United Kingdom variant of the virus. Arkansas has already made the vaccine available to people at least 65 years old, teachers, health care workers, law enforcement, and nursing home employees and residents. Hutchinson, a Republican, said the state later this week will receive 24,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one shot. He also noted that earlier in the pandemic the state saw spikes in cases connected to some processing facilities and that food plant employees work in close proximity each...
    New Jersey is expanding who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday. Starting March 15, several hundred thousand more residents will be eligible to receive the vaccine, including Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and school support staff, transportation workers and additional public safety officers. The state is also adding members of tribal communities and the homeless to the eligibility list. On March 29, the state will increase eligibility to more categories, including restaurant, grocery, postal, warehouse and additional eldercare workers. It also includes members of the clergy and the judicial system. “As vaccine supply increases, this phased expansion of new eligibility groups keeps New Jersey moving forward toward our goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the eligible adult population,” New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said in a statement. During a Monday news briefing, Murphy said he expects schools...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia’s first federal vaccination site opens on Wednesday, and it’s already hit a snag. Health officials say several people who are not yet eligible for the shot managed to sign up for appointments at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Officials think those “line-jumpers,” as they’re called, got access to the link when it was shared with them by people who are eligible. READ MORE: Norristown Police Searching For 3 Teens Accused Of Brutally Beating 56-Year-Old Pizza Shop Owner The health department is now working to weed those people out and cancel their appointments. READ MORE: CBS3 Legend Pat Ciarrocchi Tells Ukee Washington Her Most Personal Story Ever -- Her Own Brain Surgery Vaccinations are currently open to people in the 1A and 1B phases. MORE NEWS: The Story Of Pat Ciarrocchis Brain The clinic at the convention center hopes to vaccinate up to 6,000 people each day.
    The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved final rules for a new broadband subsidy program that could help struggling families pay for internet service during the pandemic.The agency's $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides eligible low-income households with up to a $50 per month credit on their internet bills through their provider until the end of the pandemic. In tribal areas, eligible households may receive up to $75 per month. The program also provides eligible households up to $100 off of one computer or tablet.The congressionally created program is aimed at closing the digital divide, which has become painfully apparent over the past year as millions of Americans have been forced to work and learn remotely. Some have also raised concerns that the digital divide could affect access to the vaccine as signups typically happen online.For years, industry critics have pointed to inaccurate broadband maps, lack of corporate investment...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Appointments are now being accepted for added groups of people who are newly eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at sites run by Los Angeles County amid a massive expansion of the pool of people eligible to receive the doses goes into effect.On Monday, vaccination sites run by Los Angeles County began taking appointments for essential workers in education and child care, food and agriculture, and law enforcement and emergency services -- but health officials said those workers will have to be patient as vaccine supplies remain limited and staff are being trained to ensure only eligible people receive shots.The newly eligible groups include an estimated 1.2 million people in Los Angeles County.RELATED: Nearly 400,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine headed to CAEMBED More News Videos Nearly 4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine are headed to states, including California, with injections...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey is expanding its vaccine eligibility this month.Governor Phil Murphy held a briefing Monday to discuss the details.Starting March 15, the following workers will be eligible to get vaccinated:- Pre-K through 12 educators and support staff- Child care workers in licensed and registered settings- Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, airport employees, NJ Transit workers and Motor Vehicle Commissioner staff- All public safety personnel who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals- Migrant farm workers- Members of tribal communities- Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelter, including domestic violence sheltersStarting March 29, the following workers will be eligible to get vaccinated:- Food production, agriculture and food distribution- Eldercare and support- Warehousing and logistics- Social services support staff- Elections personnel- Hospitality- Medical supply chain- Postal and shipping services- Clergy- Judicial systemThe New Jersey Education Association says the governor's announcement is an...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Appointments are now being accepted for added groups of people who will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at sites run by Los Angeles County starting Monday, when a massive expansion of the pool of people eligible to receive the doses goes into effect.Beginning Monday, doses will be offered to essential workers in education and child care, food and agriculture, and law enforcement and emergency services -- but health officials said those workers will have to be patient as vaccine supplies remain limited and staff are being trained to ensure only eligible people receive shots.The newly eligible groups include an estimated 1.2 million people in Los Angeles County."Therefore, it will take considerable time to vaccinate these groups, unless vaccine supply significantly increases,'' said Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county Department of Public Health. "We urge the public's patience as we work through this...
    INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Unified School District Monday will open a large-scale coronavirus vaccination site at SoFi Stadium specifically for all L.A. County education employees, this on the same day that all teachers countywide became eligible to receive the vaccine. An LAUSD substitute teacher receives her COVID-19 at the Roybal Learning Center, the first LAUSD school-based vaccination center. Feb. 17, 2021. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/ Getty Images). The site at Hollywood Park was first announced in mid-February. It will be staffed by LAUSD nurses and healthcare professionals, with assistance from Anthem Blue Cross and Cedars-Sinai. READ MORE: One Person Stabbed To Death In Mid-Wilshire, Suspect At Large According to a news release, it will have the “capacity to administer thousands of vaccines daily for education staff.” It’s unclear exactly how many doses were on hand Monday. READ MORE: Calif. To Receive An Initial 380K Doses Of Johnson &...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Appointments are now being accepted for added groups of people who will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at sites run by Los Angeles County starting Monday, when a massive expansion of the pool of people eligible to receive the doses goes into effect.Beginning Monday, doses will be offered to essential workers in education and child care, food and agriculture, and law enforcement and emergency services -- but health officials said those workers will have to be patient as vaccine supplies remain limited and staff are being trained to ensure only eligible people receive shots.The newly eligible groups include an estimated 1.2 million people in Los Angeles County."Therefore, it will take considerable time to vaccinate these groups, unless vaccine supply significantly increases,'' said Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county Department of Public Health. "We urge the public's patience as we work through this...
    Teachers and those who work in child care, food and agriculture, and emergency services are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Los Angeles County starting Monday, though officials warn the pace will be slowed by limited supply. Nearly 1.2 million people fall into those groups, according to estimates released by the county. They join the about 2.2 million people in L.A. County who are already eligible to be vaccinated: those who work in healthcare, live in long-term-care facilities and those who are 65 or older. The county has so far administered 2,049,666 doses of vaccine, first and second doses combined, according to The Times’ vaccination tracker. “Opening eligibility to more groups of essential workers will save more lives and accelerate our recovery,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday in a statement. Newly eligible workers will be able to make appointments at city-run vaccination sites starting Monday, the mayor’s office...
    Loading the player... On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an emergency subsidy program that will provide a $50 monthly subsidy for high-speed internet to low-income households and people who lost jobs or had their income reduced during the pandemic. The program will also offer up to $75 a month to households on Native American land for broadband service. Additionally, the FCC will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 for a computer or tablet for eligible homes, according to The New York Times. Breaking News: @FCC voted to adopt an Order that establishes the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a $3.2 billion federal initiative to provide qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills and an opportunity to receive a discount on a computer or tablet. — The FCC (@FCC) February 26, 2021 The money for this program comes from the $3.2 billion allocated last year by...
    10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: FDA EUA-authorized KN95 masks, Photoshop sale, 46% off Chromebook, more Lamar Jackson, Ravens far apart on extension? © Provided by People Kensington Palace Kate Middleton and Prince William Kate Middleton and Prince William are hearing how the COVID-19 vaccine is helping high-risk individuals resume their normal lives. On Tuesday, the royal couple spoke with two people with longterm health conditions on a special video call. Fiona Doyle, who has asthma, and Shivali Modha, who has type 2 diabetes, have been isolating with their families throughout the past year and are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Doyle and Modha shared their experiences during the pandemic with Kate and William, who have been isolating for much of the year with their three children at their country home in Norfolk, Amner Hall. "I have always been somebody who truly believes in...
    A prenatal checkup on wheels: Are mobile units a solution to maternity care deserts? Ted Cruz mocks Ocasio-Cortez, trip to Cancun at CPAC The House of Representatives is poised to approve a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill that includes new $1,400 stimulus checks. Those payments would go to individuals, and their dependents. This time, that includes those ages 17 and up. Here's what we know about who could be eligible for the money, provided the current proposal is finalized. © Provided by CNBC Austin Goergen, a student at Oregon State University, started a petition last year to allow dependents ages 17 and up to qualify for stimulus checks. Washington lawmakers are one step closer to authorizing new $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of Americans. Load Error This time, one big group could become eligible for the first time: dependents age 17 and older. That's provided the bill...
    Austin Goergen, a student at Oregon State University, started a petition last year to allow dependents ages 17 and up to qualify for stimulus checks.Austin Goergen Washington lawmakers are one step closer to authorizing new $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of Americans. This time, one big group could become eligible for the first time: dependents age 17 and older. That's provided the bill the House of Representatives plans to pass and move on to the Senate is approved in its current form. The legislation is expected to be finalized in mid-March. Such a change would be great news for people like Austin Goergen, 20, a student at Oregon State University, who last year started a Change.org petition when he realized the first $1,200 stimulus checks would exclude those like him and his peers who had been claimed as dependents. More from Personal Finance:New stimulus bill would make health insurance more...
    By SARA CLINE, Associated Press/Report for America PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — All Oregonians who are 16 and older will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations no later than July 1, according to Gov. Kate Brown's office. In addition, health officials said Friday people who are 45 to 64 with underlying health conditions will be eligible starting March 29. Brown said the next round of vaccine distribution will occur in multiple waves. The first wave, which will begin at the end of March, also includes seasonally-impacted frontline workers — such as migrant seasonal farm workers, seafood and agricultural workers, and food processing workers — displaced victims of the September 2020 wildfires, wildland firefighters, people living in low-income and congregate senior housing and Individuals experiencing houselessness. The second wave, which begins May 1, will include all other frontline workers as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who are...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Teachers at Wisconsin schools with a higher percentage of students at risk for catching the coronavirus will be prioritized for vaccinations when they become eligible next week, the deputy secretary of the state Department of Health Services said Thursday. Teachers belong to a group of 700,000 people who will be eligible for the vaccine starting Monday, joining those over 65. About half of those people have been vaccinated, allowing the move to the next priority group. READ MORE: Seniors Still Frustrated, Waiting For Vaccines As Minnesota Looks To Next Phase In addition to teachers, the next wave of those eligible includes child care workers; people enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs; grocery store workers; bus drivers; 911 dispatchers; mink farmers; prison inmates; non-essential health care workers; and staff in shared housing situations such as condominiums, student dorms and prisons. Every school will be ranked based on...
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    Educators in San Bernardino and Ventura Counties now qualify for the coronavirus vaccine. San Bernardino County announced Tuesday that teachers, school staff and licensed childcare providers who live or work in the county can sign up to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. “Making vaccinations available to all teachers and school staff will allow many schools to bring students back into the classroom where they belong,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. On Friday, the county’s adjusted case rate fell to a level that allowed K-6 schools to reopen as of this week, assuming they follow specific safety measures. “The potential reopening of our schools is great news for our children and their parents,” said Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Dawn Rowe. “We hope that all teachers and school staff will take advantage of this new vaccination opportunity.” Ventura County announced Wednesday that its vaccination rollout has expanded to Phase...
    VENTURA (CBSLA) — Ventura County Wednesday announced that it had expanded vaccine eligibility to include school employees. “A fully functioning school system is one of the keys to getting our lives back to normal,” Dr. Cesar Morales, deputy superintendent for the Ventura County Office of Education, said. “The sooner we can get school employees vaccinated, the sooner we will be able to bring all of our students back to the classroom.” READ MORE: LA County Reports 18 Confirmed Cases Of UK COVID-19 Variant The county said its goal was to provide all school employees with their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, “significantly sooner than had originally been anticipated.” READ MORE: Santa Ana Police Officer, Steven Lopez, Pleads Guilty To Federal Bribery Charge Officials said the county would be working with local healthcare providers to administer vaccinations in addition to using the county’s existing vaccination...
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- Teachers and staff at public and private schools, including colleges and universities, in San Bernardino County are now eligible for a coronavirus vaccine.Some districts are making arrangements to vaccinate their employees but educators can also schedule a shot at any vaccination site in the county.A new super site opened this week at the Inland Empire Health Plan headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga.Appointments are required - and may be limited due to supply. The site is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.Appointments can be made here.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Frustration is mounting in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, as those eligible continue to struggle to find appointments. Joyce Thane, 80, of Aberdeen, said she’s been on a vaccine waiting list for 40 days and counting. “Officially put me on their register on the 15th,” Thane said. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines She has been eligible for a shot for more than four weeks. Now, the state is in Phase 1-C. “And, they haven’t even finished with the 1-B’s,” Thane said. At the direction of state health officials, she’s on multiple waiting lists, starting with Harford County. “I signed up in Cecil County. I tried to get on Walgreens. I signed up on anywhere that would take,” Thane said. Gov. Larry Hogan said there is a reason for this problem. “The basic problem, quite...
    DENVER (AP) — State officials in Colorado have said additional frontline workers and people with multiple chronic health conditions could become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting late next week. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed the state is expecting to move into the next phase of its vaccination plan on or around March 5 but did not provide details on when everyone in the phase would be eligible, The Denver Post reported Tuesday. The new phase will encompass frontline workers across multiple industries, including the U.S. Postal Service, grocery stores, public transportation, faith communities and journalists. It would also expand to people with two or more high-risk health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, Down syndrome, obesity and pregnancy. People with only one high-risk health condition would be eligible under an upcoming vaccination phase expected in spring, along with people between 60 and 64. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said...
    NATICK (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the state expects its website experience will be “significantly better” on Thursday as about 50,000 new appointments are made available. The vaccine website crashed last week when 1 million residents over 65 years old became eligible to make appointments. READ MORE: Peabody Police Investigating Mysterious Booms Heard Tuesday With Drones, Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Baker made the remarks at a press conference following a tour of a new vaccination site that opened Monday at Natick Mall. With a crush of users attempting to secure vaccine appointments when the new group of residents became eligible on Thursday, the site left people staring at an error message that was an octopus with a question mark. By Friday, the website was back up and running throughout the day. READ MORE: 2 Men Killed In Accident At Construction Site On High Street In Boston “A lot of the...
    New York : Official data from the Mayor’s Office estimate that undocumented immigrant population in New York City It is close to half a million people, and a large majority of them earn their living doing jobs in the service sector. And since last February 2, the green light was given so that restaurant employees, deliveries and taxi drivers could be vaccinated, many have still not taken advantage of this opportunity to protect themselves against COVID-19, for fear believing that his migratory status it will be revealed when they go to an immunization center. That is the case of Salvadoran food delivery man Eugenio Laprea, 28 years old, who shared The newspaper who prefers not to have access to any type of hospital or vaccination center, because He is “panicked” by his irregular immigration status. “The less one has to be giving their data and approaching public things the...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi teachers and first responders will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday. Vaccinations in Mississippi are currently available for people 65 and older, health care workers and those who are at least 16 and have health conditions that might make them more vulnerable to the virus. Reeves said teachers and first responders put themselves at risk to support the community during the pandemic and deserve to be next in line. Around 350,000 people in Mississippi have now received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Tuesday, according to data from the state Department of Health. Mississippi, a state with a population of around three million, has reported at least 291,000 cases of the virus and 6,577 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. People eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine can make an appointment...
    Sacramento, California — California lawmakers on Monday cleared the way for 5.7 million people to get at least $600 in one-time payments, part of a state-sized coronavirus relief package aimed at helping those with low-to-moderate incomes weather the pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will sign the bill into law on Tuesday, one day after it passed the state Legislature by a wide margin. Fewer people will get these payments as compared to the federal relief checks Congress approved last year. But state lawmakers are aiming the money to reach the pockets of people who were left out of those previous checks, including immigrants. People who are eligible for the money should get it between 45 days and 60 days after receiving their state tax refunds, according to the Franchise Tax Board. One of those people is Judy Jackson, a 75-year-old former teacher and cancer survivor who lives off...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Legislature has approved $600 payments in COVID-19 economic relief for about 5.7 million low-income Californians.Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he will sign the legislation into law.People with low to moderate incomes will be eligible to get the money. That includes people who claim the California earned income tax credit on their tax returns. In general, those people make $30,000 or less per year.Immigrants who pay taxes using an individual taxpayer identification number and make $75,000 a year or less after deductions would also get the money.People who receive assistance from state programs benefiting low-income families and people who are blind and disabled are also eligible.Some people fit both of those categories. In those cases, they will get $1,200, not $600. The Democratic-controlled state Legislature did this because most people who file their taxes this way are immigrants who were not eligible for federal stimulus checks...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Monday, Feb. 22, the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the State of Texas to provide support to homeowners and homebuyers in areas affected by severe winter storms last week. On February 19, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declaration for 77 Texas counties including, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wise Counties. READ MORE: Reopen Dates Up In The Air For 9 Arlington ISD Campuses Damaged During Winter Storms The President’s declaration allows HUD to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to impacted families living in these counties. Effective immediately, HUD is: * Providing immediate foreclosure relief – HUD’s automatic 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured home mortgages commenced for the Texas counties covered under the Presidential declaration on the date of the...
    Plan to lower Floridas flags for Rush Limbaugh causing controversy, consternation Why the Boeing 777 problem isnt as dire as the MAX crisis California lawmakers on Wednesday passed a $9.6 billion coronavirus relief package, which could bring millions of residents an extra $600 stimulus check, on top of the first and second stimulus check provided by the federal government, as well as the potential third check for up to $1,400 that Congress is working on now. © Provided by CNET Some Californians could get an extra $600 stimulus payment. Sarah Tew/CNET California's bill -- called the Immediate Action Agreement, a version of the Golden State Stimulus plan Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced last month -- would also increase aid to small businesses, and add resources for child-care services and emergency financial aid for community college students. "As we continue to fight the pandemic and recover, I'm grateful for the Legislature's...
    By SARAH RANKIN and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Senate committee on Monday killed a measure that would have made Virginia's minimum wage requirements apply to farmworkers. The Committee on Commerce and Labor voted against eliminating current exemptions in the law for farmworkers, ending the bill's chances of passing this year. The bill previously cleared the House of Delegates on a party line 55-45 vote, but met resistance along the way from agribusiness, with lobbyists arguing the bill was unnecessary because they said farmworkers are already well-compensated. Others said the current law allows farm workers to be paid for the amount of work they complete, a system they argued was appropriate, given the unique nature of agricultural work and the fact that food is perishable. The farm worker bill’s chief sponsor, Del. Jeion Ward, urged committee members to vote in favor of the bill, arguing...
    Volunteers in city hit hard by Covid-19 canvas neighborhoods to vaccinate Black community Chuck Grassley unapologetic about blocking Merrick Garland from U.S. Supreme Court Congress has a few variables to play with when deciding on the next round of stimulus checks. The $1,400 amount seems to be settled, so the next question is, who is eligible to receive it? In addition to income levels, the plan’s architects can look at which family members can receive checks. © BackyardProduction / Getty Images/iStockphoto US Treasury concept check to illustrate coronavirus stimulus payment on keyboard used for working from home. See: Biden Puts the Stimulus on the Fast Track Load Error Find: Stimulus Checks to Have $200,000 Income Cut Off The first stimulus sent $1,200 to adults and $500 to dependents 16 and younger. The second stimulus sent $600 to adults and dependents 16 and under. This means that both plans skipped payments...
    Orange County this week will start setting aside doses of COVID-19 vaccine for workers in education, child care and food and agriculture, officials said. The county plans to dedicate 30% of its vaccine allocation to workers in those sectors, as well as to those in emergency services. The remaining 70% will go to residents 65 and older, Jessica Good, spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Care Agency, said Sunday in an email. County officials have instructed vaccine providers to similarly divvy up the allocations they receive directly, according to a presentation given Saturday to the county’s vaccine task force. Orange County residents who are 65 and older and first responders who work in high-risk communities have been eligible to be vaccinated since mid-January. The county estimates that it has 450,000 senior residents and nearly 477,000 who work in education, child care, food and agriculture or emergency...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas residents in many areas of the state are now able to apply for federal assistance if they were affected by the historic and devastating winter storms this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be able to provide aid after President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in the state. READ MORE: Biden Declares Major Disaster In Texas, Federal Assistance Underway Federal funding is being made available for affected residents in the following counties: Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Lavaca, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McLennan, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Polk, Rockwall, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Scurry, Shelby, Smith, Stephens, Tarrant, Travis, Tyler, Upshur,...
    A final round of freezing temperatures strikes late Friday as the state struggles to rebound from winter storms One Slam at a time, says Osaka as expectations soar If you still haven’t received your second stimulus check by now, the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know the check just might be in the mail. © Getty Images At this point, all authorized first- and second-round stimulus checks have been issued, the IRS said Tuesday. Load Error Some second-round payments — giving $600 apiece for eligible adults and children — may still be in the mail, the IRS said. These payments may be coming as a paper check, or as a pre-loaded debit card, the tax collection agency has previously said. Otherwise, if a potentially eligible person still hasn’t received any money or the full amount they believe they should get, the way to access stimulus money now...
    5 ways you can help those facing homelessness in the cold US needs UK-style lockdown to fight the new variant, experts say Congress is working through the details of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, and the third stimulus check for up to $1,400 it includes. If you're over age 65 and retired, a veteran or receive Social Security benefits, you might have questions as to whether you and your dependents will qualify for a third check, when your payment could arrive and how much money you could be eligible to receive, particularly if the check arrives in the middle of tax season. We also know how the third stimulus check could be targeted and what that means for you. © Provided by CNET At least one rule change might affect older adults and retirees in a third stimulus check. Sarah Tew/CNET © Sarah Tew/CNET Many seniors automatically received a first...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers can start making appointments for federally backed mass vaccination sites. Appointments will open up at 8 a.m. Saturday for sites in Brooklyn and Queens. The sites at Medgar Evers College and York College will start administering shots on Wednesday. The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Click here to access the “Am I Eligible” screening tool and schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site. First dibs will go to people who live within surrounding zip codes. Appointments will open up to the entire borough after a week. Each facility will give out 3,000 vaccines per day. Appointments can be made by going to the state’s “Am I Eligible” website or by calling the COVID-19 vaccination hotline at 1-833-697-4829. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX...
    Rolando Vizcarra choked on his words as he described his late wife Diana, and the cherished moments leading up to her untimely death from cancer.  "Oh, my beautiful wife. She was a great mom for her kids and a wonderful wife. She was my best friend," he told Fox News, pausing to take a deep breath. "She's definitely my soulmate and my one-of-a-kind." "I never would have thought something like this would happen," he continued. Diana was 40 when she passed away on Sept. 1, 2016. The slender blonde, a mother of two girls, was active at the gym and careful about what she ate. Rolando and Diana Vizcarra (photo courtesy Rolando Vizcarra) ((photo courtesy Rolando Vizcarra)) But a little more than a year before her death, she developed a cough that wouldn’t go away. Doctor after doctor brushed it off as bronchitis or "just a cough," Vizcarra said. Until finally the...
    Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) paid over 450,000 Georgians last week more than $265 million in unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, totaling almost $18.5 billion since March 21, 2020. As of the week ending February 13, Georgia has paid more than 95% of all claimants eligible for payments where a request for payment has been made in the regular UI program.  This includes 1,014,662 valid regular UI claims, 357,412 valid PEUC claims, and 52,453 valid SEB claims. “The GDOL is issuing payments at a 95% payment rate for hundreds of thousands of Georgians,” said Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “We have devised creative strategies to make this process easier and faster, all while implementing six new federal programs with different requirements during a pandemic. We have issued payments to almost half of Georgia’s workforce in the past...
    Taylor Swift‘s re-recorded albums will be eligible for future Grammy Awards, according to a Recording Academy spokesperson. Swifties were hyped to learn earlier this month that the “Evermore” singer officially finished re-recording one of her early albums, “Fearless,” which previously won four Grammys in total, including album of the year and best country album. Since then, a Recording Academy spokesperson has confirmed some of her new recordings will be eligible for awards. “Current eligibility guidelines would allow for the new performances and albums to be eligible if they were recorded within the last five years. However, none of the older songs would be eligible for songwriting awards,” a Recording Academy spokesperson told Billboard. It was confirmed in November that the award-winnning artist can re-record her first five albums, which include “Taylor Swift,” “Fearless,” “Speak Now,” “Red” and “1989.” The develoment followed the revelation that producer/manager Scooter Braun bought the rights to Swift’s records she made with her...
    Taylor Swift announces shes re-recorded Fearless album with new version of Love Story coming at midnight Taylor Swift sued for Evermore by theme park of the same name Tim McGraw was ‘a little apprehensive’ when Taylor Swift named her debut song after him Taylor Swift‘s re-recorded albums will be eligible for future Grammy Awards, according to a Recording Academy spokesperson. Swifties were hyped to learn earlier this month that the “Evermore” singer officially finished re-recording one of her early albums, “Fearless,” which previously won four Grammys in total, including album of the year and best country album. Since then, a Recording Academy spokesperson has confirmed some of her new recordings will be eligible for awards. “Current eligibility guidelines would allow for the new performances and albums to be eligible if they were recorded within the last five years. However, none of the...
    Texas power outages, water shortages put bigger strain on hospitals Cruz faces flak over Cancun trip during Texas crisis Bellator MMA will have a divisional rankings system for the first time in promotional history. © Provided by MMAJunkie Bellator president Scott Coker officially announced the upcoming implementation of rankings in a live interview with CBS Sports Network on Thursday. The first set of rankings will be announced prior to Bellator 255 in April. Rankings will be voted upon after each event by a panel of 20 reporters and tallied by the MMA Registry, an independent body that oversees ABC’s official records. The panel includes three representatives from MMA Junkie: lead staff reporter and editor John Morgan, MMA Junkie Radio’s George Garcia, and reporter Nolan King. Rankings will be split up into divisions as well as men’s and women’s pound-for-pound lists. Ten contenders will occupy each list, with the division’s...
    SACRAMENTO —  The “Golden State stimulus,” an ambitious COVID-19 relief program, will be expedited for legislative approval next week after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal on the plan Wednesday. It’s part of a $9.6-billion economic recovery package. Aside from federal funds for child-care assistance, the rest of the relief package comes from state taxpayer money and is made possible by tax revenue collections that were much better than expected. Here are the key points:$600 state stimulus payment The onetime $600 payment to households, which Newsom proposed last month, would cost about $2.3 billion and go to people including those receiving the California earned income tax credit for 2020, given to people making under $30,000 a year. In addition, the agreement would provide a stimulus check to taxpayers with individual tax identification numbers who did not receive federal stimulus payments and whose income is below $75,000. Beneficiaries would include...
    Winter storm, GameStop hearing, NASAs Perseverance to land on Mars: 5 things to know Thursday Editorial: The race to vaccinate: America needs a fuller picture of who’s getting vaccinated Welcome to our “Social Security Q&A” series. You ask a question about Social Security, and a guest expert answers it. © Rido / Shutterstock.com You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming strategy, click here. Check it out: It could result in receiving thousands of dollars more in benefits over your lifetime! Today’s question comes from Brenda: “My mother passed away several months ago at the age of 71. She claimed her Social Security benefits at the age of 66. So, she received benefits only for five years. In contrast, she worked and paid Social Security taxes for 45 years. As a...
    As millions remain without power amid more snow and ice, blame and questions mount Kuwait Puts Citizens Before Expats as Vaccine Push Stirs Anger When it comes to stimulus checks, who is qualified to receive a check of their own? The crux of the issue is how the IRS defines an independent person versus a dependent. What makes this more confusing for the third stimulus check qualifications that we know of now, is that the definition of a dependent could be about to change, and open up to include people of any age, as opposed to not just children 16 and under. © Provided by CNET Find out if you're eligible to get a stimulus check on your own or if you're claimed as a dependent. Angela Lang/CNET While this is undoubtedly welcome news for the families who could stand to benefit from an extra $1,400 per dependent whenever...
    Taylor Swift’s re-recorded music for her earliest albums would be eligible for Grammy Awards if they meet certain criteria. “Current eligibility guidelines would allow for the new performances and albums to be eligible if they were recorded within the last five years,” a Recording Academy spokesperson told Billboard when asked about Swift’s songs. “However, none of the older songs would be eligible for songwriting awards,” the spokesperson added.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) The “Shake it Off” hitmaker recently made headlines after she released a re-recorded version of “Love Story” from her “Fearless” album, which won Best Country Album and Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammy Awards. (RELATED: Taylor Swift Receives 6 Grammy Nominations) “I’m thrilled to tell you that my new version of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is done and will be with you soon,” Swift explained in...
    Various Santa Clara County essential workers, including teachers and farmworkers, will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month, health officials said Wednesday. Starting Feb. 28th, those who work in the agriculture and food, education and childcare, and emergency services sectors may sign up for their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody said in a news conference. “We’ve seen, of course, a number of challenges to vaccine supply and other complexities around rolling out this historic vaccination campaign,” Cody said. “This expansion of eligibility will help ensure that many of our essential workers — particularly those living in communities that have been hardest hit — will have access to the vaccine.” The expansion came after what Cody called “good progress” in vaccinating older residents. More than 50% of county residents 75 and up have been vaccinated, in addition to nearly...
    Groups ask Biden administration to reconsider nuke decision Groups ask Biden administration to reconsider nuke decision The IRS has said all stimulus check payments it will distribute from the first two rounds have been sent, but suggested some people may still be eligible for funds. © Ringo Chiu/AFP via Getty Images A motorist wearing a face mask is reflected in the side view mirror of her vehicle at the Southside Church of Christ in Los Angeles, California, on January 18, 2021 as free rapid COVID-19 antibody and PCR tests are administered. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose issues for people across the United States, with discussions ongoing over further relief amid the pandemic. In a statement, the IRS said that "as required by law, all legally permitted first and second-round of Economic Impact Payments have been issued and the IRS now turns its full attention to the 2021 filing...
    BOSTON (CBS) — No doctor’s note will be needed for those in Massachusetts who are seeking a coronavirus vaccine because they have two or more eligible medical conditions. Gov. Charlie Baker said at a news conference Wednesday that eligibility is “based on an honor system” when it comes to a person’s health history. Starting Thursday, Massachusetts is opening up vaccine appointments to people with two or more eligible medical conditions listed by the Centers for Disease Control. That list includes conditions such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, Down Syndrome, heart failure or heart disease, immunocompromised individuals, obesity and severe obesity, pregnancy, smoking, Type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe asthma. RELATED: Baker: Likely At Least One Month Before 1M Newly Eligible Mass. Residents Receive COVID Vaccine Appointments Those signing up for a vaccine need to fill out an attestation form confirming that they are eligible, but there aren’t any special...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to open a new COVID-19 vaccine super site at SoFi Stadium that would serve as a vaccination point at all teachers in L.A. County. The site — a collaboration between LAUSD, the L.A. Rams and the city of Inglewood — would be capable of vaccinating over 10,000 people per day, the district said in a news release Wednesday. An Alta Vista Elementary School kindergarten teacher prepares the classroom before students arrive on Feb. 2, 2021, in Redondo Beach, Calif. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images). Teachers, staff and administrators from all public and private schools in the county would be eligible to use the site. LAUSD has sent a letter to both the L.A. County Public Health Department and the L.A. County Office of Education asking for authorization to operate the site. The site would have 600 LAUSD nurses...
    The ‘audacious lie’ behind a hedge fund’s promise to sustain local journalism New head of Merkels CDU misfires with pandemic comments If you're an older or retired adult, you're likely looking for answers about how a third stimulus check for up to $1,400 per person affects you. Some questions you may have are when could your new payment arrive, who would qualify and how the rules for dependents could change in your favor or against it. We've been following every twist and turn in the buildup of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package, including how Democrats could attempt to pass it without Republican support and how a check arriving in the middle of tax season could impact your third payment. © Provided by CNET At least one rule change might affect older adults and retirees in a third stimulus check. Sarah Tew/CNET © Sarah Tew/CNET Many seniors automatically received a first stimulus payment, but eligibility...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Teachers, grocery store workers and law enforcement personnel in Los Angeles County will likely be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine beginning on March 1, public health officials indicated Tuesday. A nurse administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Dignity Health Sports Park on Feb. 16, 2021, in Carson, Calif. (Getty Images) L.A. County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said Tuesday that, beginning March 1, the county plans to expand vaccine availability to three sectors of essential workers: education/child care; food and agriculture, and emergency services and law enforcement. Making those groups eligible will add about 1.5 million people to the pool of residents seeking shots. “We will be done with a big cycle of second doses by March 1, which is why we estimate that here in L.A. County we will be opening up for teachers, staff at schools, other educators and daycare...
    Taylor Swift's re-recorded albums will be eligible for future Grammy Awards, according to a Recording Academy spokesperson. Swifties were hyped to learn earlier this month that the "Evermore" singer officially finished re-recording one of her early albums, "Fearless," which previously won four Grammys in total, including album of the year and best country album. Since then, a Recording Academy spokesperson has confirmed some of her new recordings will be eligible for awards. "Current eligibility guidelines would allow for the new performances and albums to be eligible if they were recorded within the last five years. However, none of the older songs would be eligible for songwriting awards," a Recording Academy spokesperson told Billboard. TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES SHE'S RE-RECORDED 'FEARLESS' ALBUM WITH NEW VERSION OF 'LOVE STORY' COMING AT MIDNIGHT Taylor Swift's upcoming re-recorded albums and performances will be eligible for future Grammy awards, a Recording Academy spokesperson says (Reuters) It...
    A Cosmetic Chemist Breaks Down What You Need to Know About Custom Shampoos Shohei Ohtani will not have any limits as pitcher this season? © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo It looks like Taylor Swift may have scored another opportunity to add to her trophy collection. The 31-year-old country singer–turned–pop star will be eligible for Grammy Award nominations on her upcoming rerecorded albums, a spokesperson for the Recording Academy told Billboard recently.  Swift has vowed to create new versions of her early albums after superstar manager Scooter Braun purchased and then sold her master recordings. © Provided by Daily Mail Awards hopeful: Taylor Swift, 31, could be eligible for to win Grammys with her newly rerecorded albums, Billboard reported last week; Swift seen in 2019 in Las Vegas According to a Recording Academy spokesperson: 'Current eligibility guidelines would allow for the new performances and albums to be eligible if...
    Certain essential workers in Los Angeles County, including teachers, will become eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 1, but will probably face competition as supplies are expected to remain limited. The next pool of eligible Angelenos includes educators and child-care workers; food and agriculture workers, which include grocery store employees; and law enforcement personnel and other emergency responders. “We anticipate opening up many different sites and setting up special, what we call closed sites for all these sectors on March 1,” L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said during a briefing. More than 1.3 million people fall into those groups. About 2.2 million people in L.A. County who work in healthcare, live in long-term care facilities or are 65 and older are already eligible to be vaccinated. Given the sheer number of people who need to get their shots, “we’re all going to still need to have a...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Teachers in Sacramento County are now able to get the coronavirus vaccine. The Elk Grove Unified School District partnered with California Northstate University to get teachers vaccinated. District spokesperson Xanthi Soriano says 1,350 employees signed up for this week’s clinics. READ ALSO: Parents And Students Rally To Reopen Elk Grove Unified Schools The district is confident it can vaccinate roughly all 6,500 employees with their first dose within a month. The clinic for staff will be a parallel operation with the school’s public vaccination clinic. CNU expects to vaccinate up to 1,000 people a day between the two operations. The clinic will be open from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 2-5 p.m. on Fridays, and is open to all school districts in Sacramento County. More from CBS Sacramento: ‘My Name’s Not Jane’: Survivors Of Serial Rapists Call For Change In Justice System Neighbors Uneasy...
    2 dead as winter storm slams Texas Republican accused of joining devils army for Trump impeachmment Stimulus checks and older adults: Eligbility for retired people, SSI, veterans in the third payment If you're an older or retired adult seeking answers about a third stimulus check, for up to $1,400 per person, including when your new payment could arrive, who would qualify and how changes to the rules for dependents might affect you, you've come to the right place. We've been following every twist and turn in the buildup of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package, including how Democrats could attempt to pass it without Republican support and how a check arriving in the middle of tax season could impact your third payment. © Provided by CNET At least one rule change might affect older adults and retirees in a third stimulus check. Sarah Tew/CNET © Sarah Tew/CNET Many seniors automatically received a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New Yorkers with underlying health conditions can now schedule their COVID vaccine. More than a dozen conditions qualify, including cancer, pregnancy, heart conditions, diabetes and obesity. RELATED: Father, 6-Year-Old Son Die In Queens Fire, Boys Twin Brother Survives In order to be vaccinated, people will have to provide a doctor’s letter to prove they have an eligible health condition. RELATED: Vigil To Be Held For Subway Stabbing Spree Victims; Rigoberto Lopez, 21, Faces Murder Charges COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here A lack of vaccine supply means many will be frustrated in their search for a shot, and many residents already eligible haven’t received vaccines yet. MORE: Truck Fire Snarls Cross Bronx Expressway...
    The SNL Weekend Update anchors throughout the years, ranked In Less Than a Decade, You Won’t Be Able To Afford a Home in These Cities Latest Official World Golf Ranking: Tiger Woods eligible for first WGC event of year Tiger Woods is eligible for the first World Golf Championships event of the year, if he chooses – or is physically able – to play. © Provided by Golf Channel The top 50 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking qualified for the WGC at The Concession, contested Feb. 25-28 in Florida. Woods is currently at 48th, but hasn’t played competitively since December after having a back procedure. There were no changes along the top-50 line, with Bubba Watson remaining in the final spot and Will Zalatoris, at 49th, locking up a WGC start. With his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Daniel Berger bumped up two spots to...
    ENGLAND could be set for a ‘tug-of-war’ with Portugal for Ezri Konsa. The 23-year-old defender has shone for in-form Aston Villa to help them up to eighth in the Premier League. 2Ezri Konsa is wanted by both England and Portugal at international levelCredit: Getty Images - Getty The East London-born star’s performances have now begun to catch the eye of top-flight rivals. Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham have emerged as a potential club ready to test the waters by launching a summer move for him. However, his displays have not only been noticed by fellow Prem bosses. He is now being talked about for international recognition after helping Villa to record nine clean sheets in his 20 league appearances. His defensive partner Tyrone Mings has already become an England international under Gareth Southgate. He is well-known to the FA already having been part of the Three Lions’ 2017 Under-20 World Cup-winning squad...
    Fire in remote Alaska village leaves COVID-19-racked residents without safe drinking water An Arizona lawmaker appeared to compare those who identify as non-binary to chickens Stimulus checks and older adults: How eligibility would change for retired people, SSI, veterans If you're an older or retired adult seeking answers about a third stimulus check, for up to $1,400 per person, including when your new payment could arrive, who would qualify and if there would be any changes to the rules for dependents, you've come to the right place. We've been following every twist and turn in the buildup of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package, including how Democrats could attempt to pass it without Republican support. © Provided by CNET At least one rule change might affect older adults and retirees if a third stimulus check comes to be. Sarah Tew/CNET For example, we have the low-down on how the third...
    Lack of health services and transportation impede access to vaccine in communities of color Primary Care Doctors Feel Left Out of Vaccine Rollout Stimulus checks and older adults: Will qualifications change for retired people, veterans, SSI? Lawmakers have made progress on stimulus check details this week, with the House debating President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief proposal. The third stimulus check, for up to $1,400 per person, is a key feature of the bill and is expected to go to tens of millions of older adults. However, bipartisan support could be hard to come by, The Hill reported, if former President Donald Trump's ongoing impeachment trial (watch the closing arguments) further divides the Senate. Without Republican support, the razor-thin Democratic majority could attempt to pass the bill a different way, and a new wave of checks along with it. © Provided by CNET At least one rule change might affect...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md (WJZ) — Child care providers in Maryland will soon be getting economic help in the form of $60 million in pandemic relief grants. Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday announced that licensed child care providers are able to apply for Child Care Pandemic Relief Fund grants to help make ends meet. RELATED: 2 Arrested In Murder, Robbery Of Brian Bregman In Laurel The state’s education department created the grant program to help child care providers with lost revenues brought on by the pandemic. It will be funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. “Maryland’s child care providers have made it possible for front line workers to continue their critical work throughout this public health emergency,” Hogan said in a statement. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  RELATED: Maryland Lawmakers Overturn Hogans Veto On Kirwan Education Plan, Move Ahead With First Tax On Internet Ads Coronavirus Resources: How...
    Florida consumers flabbergasted as property insurers push for double-digit rate hikes Biden administration will begin processing migrants forced to stay in Mexico this month Stimulus checks and older adults: Could qualifications change for retired people, veterans, SSI? Stimulus check talk has been huge this week among lawmakers, with the House currently debating President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief proposal, which includes a third stimulus check for up to $1,400 per person. It's expected to go to tens of millions of older adults and could be approved within weeks. However, bipartisan support could be hard to come by, The Hill reported, if former President Donald Trump's ongoing impeachment trial (watch it live here) further divides the Senate. Without it, the Democratic majority could attempt to pass the bill a different way, and a new wave of checks along with it. © Provided by CNET At least one rule change might affect...
    (CBS Detroit) – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced anyone 18-years-or-older with a developmental or intellectual disability can now get a covid vaccine. Mayor Duggan says this group can now register to get vaccinated as early as next week at the TCF center. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (KDKA) – The search for a vaccine is being compared to the Hunger Games. Pharmacy lists are growing by the thousands, but the number of doses to give out is dwindling. That’s why teachers at two local school districts are thankful for quick action by their administrators. RELATED: Special Olympics Pennsylvania Replaces Polar Plunge With Social Media Challenge To Raise Money And Awareness “I feel a little bit more protected,” said Katherine O’Hara, who works at Montour School District. O’Hara now has her first dose of the Moderna vaccine. “Teachers here at Montour have been in school since September the 1st, so I ethically and morally felt it was very important for our folks to get vaccinated,” said Superintendent Chris Stone. After separately calling and calling to find vaccines, Montour partnered with West Allegheny to secure doses from family-owned Primary Care Pharmacy for a clinic for teachers...
    Teachers at a wealthy private high school in North Hollywood were able to get COVID-19 vaccines more than two weeks before other educators were given the green light by local health officials. Educators at the Wesley School, where tuition can range from $28,460 to $32,020, were tapped by the Northridge Hospital Medical Center to get immunized from the virus through what they described as a 'special program.'  'Many parents have expressed concern for the well-being of our teachers in these challenging times,' school administration said in a Tuesday statement, the Los Angeles Times reports.  'Therefore, we wanted to share that through a special program for essential workers and educators, all Wesley employees who wanted to be vaccinated were able to take advantage of an offer last week and received their first dose.' Educators at the Wesley School, where tuition can range from $28,460 to $32,020, were tapped by the Northridge Hospital...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan expressed his frustrations at the incoming supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses as many Marylanders have shared their frustrations with trying to secure a shot since becoming eligible. Around 2 million residents are currently eligible for a vaccine under Maryland’s phased rollout, but Hogan said during a briefing Thursday that only around 11,000 doses are allocated to the state each day. So far, the state has administered just under 800,000 doses to residents, but Hogan said the demand still far outweighs the incoming supply. Some residents have reported struggling to secure an appointment for a vaccine. Hogan said those issues are likely to continue. “Federal guidelines and state policies currently make around 2 million Marylanders eligible for vaccines — the state currently receives around 11,000 doses per day. Unfortunately, just because you may be eligible does not mean that a vaccine or an appointment for a vaccine...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker is making his stance clear following a crowded scene at the mass vaccination site in Danvers on Wednesday: Only those who are eligible and who have made an appointment should be getting vaccinated in Massachusetts. “We have policies in place with respect to eligibility standards,” Baker said at a Thursday news conference in Boston. “We expect those to be adhered to.” RELATED: NH COVID Task Force Updates Guidance For Summer Camps, Bar Entertainment At the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers Wednesday, extra COVID doses were given to people who did not have appointments. Word spread about extra vaccines that would be tossed out if they were not used. Baker says that following the confusion, his administration has talked to Curativ, which operates the Danvers location, and other vaccination site managers. People in line for a COVID vaccine in Danvers. (WBZ-TV) “We don’t believe that there...
    Loading the player... Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts by April it will be “open season” for vaccinations in the U.S., as supply boosts allow most people to get shots to protect against COVID-19. Speaking to NBC’s “Today Show,” Fauci, who serves as science adviser to President Joe Biden, says the rate of vaccinations will greatly accelerate in the coming months. He credits forthcoming deliveries of the two approved vaccines, the potential approval of a third and moves taken by the Biden administration to increase the nation’s capacity to deliver doses. Read More: Dems propose $1,400 payments as part of Biden virus relief He says, “by the time we get to April,” it will be “open season, namely virtually everybody and anybody in any category could start to get vaccinated.” He cautioned it will take “several more months” to logistically deliver injections to adult Americans but predicted herd immunity could be...
    RANDOLPH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Eligible but unable to find an open vaccination appointment in New Jersey? You’re not alone. It’s a frustration for many. RELATED: MTA Urging City To Take Action As Felony Assaults On Subways, Buses Rise CBS2’s Meg Baker reports on the reasons why, and hope for the future. Anne Caccamo keeps sticky notes around her house with COVID vaccine help hotline numbers on them. Like so many, she is eligible but has been unable to book an appointment. “It gets frustrating,” Caccamo said. “I am on, like, four different sites and have not received anything so far.” COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here Flemington resident Carole Samson Landers and her husband are having the...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations in Alaska to include individuals 50 and older with high-risk medical conditions, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 teachers and childcare workers, and those 50 and older in jobs considered essential who work in close proximity to others. The state health department announced the expansion Wednesday. It said people in those groups can start making appointments Thursday. In late January, a state vaccine official said officials did not expect new eligibility tiers opening in February, citing a focus on vaccinating those 65 and older. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, in a statement, said many Alaskans in that age group who wanted to receive vaccinations have, “and now it’s time to open up vaccinations to a new group of Alaskans.” Individuals previously eligible can still get vaccinated, officials say. Dr. Anne Zink, the state's chief medical officer, said factors such as Alaska's remaining...
    Governor says transgender athletes will destroy womens sports Trumps real-estate partner is reportedly considering buying out the Trump Organizations stake in New York and San Francisco buildings Stimulus checks for older adults: Third check changes, rules for retired people, SSI, veterans There's a lot going on when it comes to stimulus checks this week. The House is currently debating President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief proposal, which includes a third stimulus check for up to $1,400 per person -- including many older adults -- that could be approved within weeks. However, bipartisan support could be harder to come by, The Hill reported, if former President Donald Trump's ongoing impeachment trial (watch it live here) further splits a divided Senate. © Provided by CNET At least one rule change might affect older adults and retirees if a third stimulus check comes to be. Sarah Tew/CNET We've got all the information that...
    About 44,000 General Motors employees will be eligible to receive $9,000 bonus checks as a result of the company's profit-sharing agreement with United Auto Workers. Lauren Langille, a spokeswoman for GM, confirmed the numbers to the Washington Examiner. The UAW, which represents hourly workers at GM, has an agreement that for every $1 billion in annual earnings before taxes and interest that the company takes in, its workers will receive $1,000. In 2020, before taxes, the company took in more than $9 billion. In 2019, GM workers were paid $8,000, a decrease from their payments of $10,750 in 2018. Ford, which has a similar agreement with its union-represented workers, will only be paying its factory employees $3,625 this year, compared to $6,600 last year. In March, the company totally halted its North American vehicle production due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and instead began manufacturing ventilators...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts will open two new mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Natick and Dartmouth later this month and caregivers for those over age 75 will now also be able to get vaccinated, the Baker administration announced Wednesday. The state said it will also post 74,000 appointments online Thursday for mass vaccination sites and pharmacies at locations across Massachusetts. Another 30,000 additional appointments will be posted by the end of the week, pushing the total to more than 100,000. RELATED: Massachusetts Students, School Staff Encouraged To Avoid Travel During February Vacation The two new vaccination sites will be at the Natick Mall and at Circuit City in Dartmouth. The Natick Mall site will open Monday, February 22. LabCorp will start by administering 500 doses per day with a plan to boost that to 3,000 doses daily in the following weeks. The Dartmouth Circuit City site will open on Wednesday,...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The new tool aims to help Pennsylvanians know when it’s time to get their vaccine shot. The state is calling this new tool “Your Turn.” RELATED: Pittsburgh Weather: Snow Continues Into Next Week Now it’s meant for people younger than 65 since people over 65 are already eligible. The state says when it’s your turn, it will direct you in how to find a vaccine provider. If it’s not your turn, you can put in your contact information to get updates about the vaccine distribution. RELATED: North Fayette Township Police Department K9 Nevo Passes Away The state department of health says this does not set up a vaccine appointment. “Your turn will only determine if you’re eligible to receive the vaccine it doesn’t register you to receive a vaccine no guarantees a vaccine appointment,” Department of Health Senior Advisor Lindsey Mauldin said. During...
    Skier rescued in Alaska backcountry after bear attack California has most U.S. Covid deaths Stimulus checks for older adults: Rules for retired people, SSI, veterans and third check changes There's a lot going on when it comes to stimulus checks this week. While Donald Trump's impeachment trial ties up the Senate (watch it live here), the House is currently debating President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief proposal, which includes a third stimulus check for up to $1,400 per person -- including many older adults -- that could be approved within weeks. And tax season officially starts on Friday, which is when you'll be able to claim any missing money from your first or second stimulus check -- even if you don't usually file taxes. © Provided by CNET At least one rule change might affect older adults and retirees if a third stimulus check comes to be. Sarah...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County officials say it could be a while before the current group of eligible residents can be vaccinated after a shortage of doses. Anne Arundel’s health officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman said Tuesday it will be “well into March” before they can vaccinate even the current group due to the supply constraints. RELATED: Onelife Fitness Opening In Hunt Valley Towne Centre Kalyanaraman said there are 7,000 Pfizer second doses the county has yet to receive from the state—leading appointments to be rescheduled. First-dose vaccine appointments are not affected. Second-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments In Anne Arundel County Canceled As Officials Wait For Doses To Arrive The recommendation is to wait up to six weeks to get the second dose after the first. RELATED: COVID In Maryland: 976 New Cases, 41 Deaths As Hospitalizations Drop “We’re still well within the window,” he said. Anne Arundel County said...
    THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4)– Some people who signed up for Phase 1.B of the coronavirus vaccine in Colorado are still waiting to get their shot. Now teachers, child care workers and people 65+ are signing up and getting vaccinated under the expanded Phase 1.B.2. Retired police detective Michael Gargaro holds a piece of paper indicating where he is in line for a vaccine. RELATED: Updated Colorado Counties COVID Vaccine Distribution Information (credit: CBS) “I’m number 48,575 on the virtual line.” That’s still likely quite a wait for a shot through his health care provider Kaiser Permanente. Gov. Jared Polis has called for completing 70% of the population over 70 by the end of February. But now with vaccinations starting for teachers and people between 65 and 69, people like 70-year-old Michael wonder if there will be COVID vaccines for them. “I’m a little personally disappointed in the speed and the efficiency...
    New York : The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides a large refund to families with low- or moderate-income children who request it by filing taxes this year by Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to a statement on the IRS website, last year, more than 25 million taxpayers received more than $ 62 billion in EITC; while the average amount for the credit was $ 2,461. A family with three or more children could receive up to $ 6,660 this year, and up to $ 538 in the case of taxpayers without a qualifying child. Here are some key points of credit and how to apply Eligibility for the EITC To qualify, workers must have income and adjusted gross income within certain limits, and meet certain basic rules. The worker who does not have children must comply with additional rules. In the case of having dependents, the person must...
    New York : The US Congress could pass a third stimulus check between late February and early March. Photo: John Guccione www.advergroup.com / Pexels The proposal for the third stimulus check for $ 1,400 as part of the stimulus package of the Biden Administration contemplates granting the same amount of money to dependents of all ages. This means that university students who are over 17 but live with their parents, as well as disabled adults would be eligible for aid. According to a report last week by The Washington Post, federal lawmakers are also weighing whether dependents overall should receive the same amount of $ 1,400. One of the biggest changes If this happens, it would be one of the biggest changes from previous statutes and it would mean more money for millions of Americans. In the two previous laws under which $ 1,200 and...
    AMERICANS who earn more than $50,000 could still be eligible to receive the proposed $1,400 stimulus checks with the income cutoff yet-to-be determined. The White House has said it is open to negotiation on who should be eligible to receive the coronavirus relief package payments but has declined to specify what the salary cap should be. 3Joe Biden said his administration remains committed to $1,400 stimulus checks as part of its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.Credit: AFP or licensors 3That amount, when coupled with the $600 payments approved in December, would bring the total of recent relief to $2,000Credit: Getty Images - Getty Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday that Americans earning $60,000 a year should be eligible for the full amount of direct payments. That amount is roughly $10,000 more than a figure being discussed by Republicans and conservative Democrats who are pushing...
    (CBS4) – Starting on Monday Colorado teachers and all other school employees will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Jared Polis made the change to the state’s phased distribution plan just a few weeks ago, leaving some school districts scrambling to get information to their employees about how to access the vaccine. Districts have now turned to some of the area’s major health care providers to distribute the vaccine to their staff, but with a limited supply they will only be opening up a select number of appointments for educators until they can sufficiently vaccinate those 70 years old and older. Billy and Kerry Andrews, teachers at Eagleton Elementary School in Denver, were excited to hear that educators would move up in line but never imagined they would be among the first to get an appointment. “It felt very validating and exciting, because the work is so essential,” Kerry...