New Mexico docs applaud legislators, governor for passing paid sick leave, protecting people’s health 

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico physicians today applauded Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state legislators for expanding paid sick leave to hundreds of thousands of workers in the state who currently can’t take paid time off, including when they’re sick. Gov. Lujan Grisham signed paid sick leave legislation on Thursday, April 8th.   “For…

Wisconsin docs urge residents to wear masks, get vaccinated after top court ends mask safeguards

View the recording here.  LA CROSSE, Wis. — Wisconsin physicians today called on residents to continue practicing pandemic safety measures, including wearing a mask and getting vaccinated, to protect themselves during the pandemic after the state Supreme Court ruled to overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ emergency order requiring people to wear masks in public. Wisconsin’s statewide…

Virginia doctors commend paid sick legislation signed by Gov. Northam, urge legislators to expand further

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia physicians today commended the General Assembly and Governor Ralph Northam for enacting paid sick leave for home health care workers. HB2137, which Governor Ralph Northam signed today, will guarantee up to five days of paid sick leave for 30,000 caregivers across the state. The signing comes as new COVID-19 variants are…

Michigan docs demand Republicans work with Gov. Whitmer to allocate federal COVID-19 funds, stop risking lives

View the full call here.  LANSING, Mich. — Michigan physicians today called on Republicans in the Legislature to immediately work with Governor Whitmer to fully utilize federal funding to vaccinate people, reopen schools safely and support struggling families — without stripping the powers she has used to help keep Michiganders safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Arizona docs warn Ducey, legislators loosening COVID-19 protections now risks a new surge, delays return to normal

View a recording of the call here.  PHOENIX, Ariz. — Arizona physicians today warned Gov. Doug Ducey and legislators that loosening COVID-19 protections now before enough people have been vaccinated will endanger health and safety, and threaten to prolong people’s suffering and economic pain.  “Ending COVID-19 protections now before our work is done vaccinating and…

PHYSICIANS CELEBRATE NEWS OF MICHIGAN MASS VACCINATION SITE, INCREASING VACCINE ELIGIBILITY

LANSING, MI — Today President Joe Biden announced that his administration would be supplying Michigan with enough COVID-19 vaccines to set up a mass vaccination site, and Governor Whitmer followed up with the announcement that it would take place at Ford Field in Detroit. Gov. Whitmer also released announcements stating that Michiganders with disabilities will…

Georgia doctors thank Sens. Warnock, Ossoff for passing American Rescue Plan critical to saving lives, ending pandemic

View the full press call here. ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia physicians today thanked Senator Raphael Warnock and Senator Jon Ossoff for voting in favor of the American Rescue Plan, which passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday. The relief package will provide tens of billions of dollars for COVID-19 testing, tracing, and vaccine distribution. It comes…