We're making some big moves to get excited about this weekend—besides Super Bowl LV! In staying true to our mission to serve communities who need us most, we're joining forces with a team of veteran organizations ready to support the nation's vaccination efforts with all we've got.
You may see some new faces on vaccination ops soon. This morning the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination (VCV) was official kicked off. The founding members (Team Rubicon, Wounded Warrior Project, IAVA, Student Veterans of America, The Mission Continues, and Team RWB) will all aid in the healing of our nation by leveraging over a million military veteran volunteers across the country for vaccination distribution operations.
The VCV aims to build trust in the vaccine and fight the spread of misinformation. Through this unique network, we will ensure equitable distribution of the vaccine to communities often forgotten and to support the decompression of the healthcare workforce. Please help us spread the word about the VCV.
TR COVID-19 safety status for service and training [As of 02.04.2021]
Greyshirts 18-65: OPEN
Greyshirts 65+ (vaccinated): OPEN
If you’ve completed your coronavirus vaccinations and received documents proving you’re vaccinated, you’re cleared to deploy on in-person volunteer operations with us. Next steps:
- When signing up for an operation in Roll Call, update your age and select “vaccinated”
- You must also bring proof of vaccination with you to the operation
Greyshirts 65-74 (unvaccinated): OPEN-LIMITED
Cleared to serve remotely or on low-risk ops. Examples of “low-risk ops” are warehouse logistics support and remote service. Check out the COVID-19 Operations manual for more.
Greyshirts 75+ (unvaccinated): LIMITED
Cleared to serve remotely, no in-person deployments at this time.
Virtual training events: OPEN
Virtual training events are ongoing, accessible through Roll Call, and open to all Greyshirts—knock out some courses!
In-person training events: CLOSED
In-person gatherings are still unavailable for all Greyshirts—it’s a real bummer, we know.
Additionally, we’re backing up communities during vaccination site surges
We've rolled out a separate service capability known as “Greyshirt Staff Augmentation,” which means we’ll deploy to help staff under-resourced community organizations at vaccination sites by request when there’s a surge in people showing up to their sites. For an in-depth rundown of this service, refer to the GSA FAQ.
Let’s stay ready, TR Nation. Check Roll Call often for your chance to join us in the field. Until next week, get shit done and enjoy your weekend.
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