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To: Gavin Newsom, governor of California
Service industry workers should qualify for the 1st wave of covid vaccine.
Include service industry employees who are currently working in the first wave of covid vaccines. They are front line workers, and have had to deal with more disrespect and misdirected anger than pretty much anyone, and deal with more strangers in a day, up close and personally, than just about anyone else.
Why is this important?
We need to support the service industry. Anyone currently working with the public should qualify for a vaccine--I love teachers, and we need to support them, too, but if you aren't teaching in person, I'm sorry, you need to wait. These are the people who have been yelled at and spit on regarding mask requirements, yelled at and threatened regarding various shortages that have occurred, and deal with, BY FAR the largest number of strangers on a day-to-day basis. They can't get a living wage, yet... Can they at least be treated like the essential workers they are and get the vaccine ASAP?
For efficiency, sending notices to businesses to post in break rooms regarding when employees will be eligible, where and how to sign up for appointments, etc., would help to get the word out to more people faster, rather than hoping everyone gets contacted in a timely manner individually.