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COVID Briefing, February 23, 2021


  • Good afternoon Fowler Family!
    • Yesterday, Dallas County reported 348 new cases and 18 deaths
    • We still don’t know how much of these numbers are weather impact and how much are vaccine affect so vigilance remains necessary
    • Tomorrow, Fowler will host our final CVS clinic which is a second shot clinic for those who received vaccines 3 weeks ago. The clinic will be held in PNCC for all team members and residents who are scheduled for shot 2 tomorrow
    • For our residents in FCA independent living, our avenues to schedule additional clinics at Fowler appear to be exhausted
    • The national clinics that were setup with CVS and Walgreens to come to communities such as Fowler are now closed and are no longer being scheduled
    • Currently your only avenue for vaccines is to schedule them individually – we strongly encourage you to work with your service coordinator to get on a list
    • It is with sincere sadness that I share the passing of our long-time assisted living resident Jim L. Jim had recently moved to our Carroll Neighborhood. Please keep Jim’s wife Joan and the rest of his family in your prayers
    • Today’s spotlight shines a light on Ida B. Wells Barnett
    • Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a prominent journalist, activist, and researcher, in the late 19thand early 20th In her lifetime, she battled sexism, racism, and violence. As a skilled writer, Wells-Barnett also used her skills as a journalist to shed light on the conditions of African Americans throughout the South.
    • Ida Bell Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on July 16th, 1862. She was born into slavery during the Civil War. Once the war ended Wells-Barnett’s parents became politically active in Reconstruction Era politics. Her parents instilled into her the importance of education. Wells-Barnett enrolled at Rust College but was expelled when she started a dispute with the university president.
    • Shortly after, Ida lost both parents and a brother to a yellow fever epidemic
    • Left to raise her brothers and sister, she took a job as a teacher so that she could keep the family together
    • In 1884, Wells-Barnett filed a lawsuit against a train car company in Memphis for unfair treatment. She had been thrown off a first-class train, despite having a ticket. Although she won the case on the local level, the ruling was eventually overturned in federal court.
    • After the lynching of one of her friends, Wells-Barnett turned her attention to white mob violence. She became skeptical about the reasons black men were lynched and set out to investigate several cases. She published her findings in a pamphlet and wrote several columns in local newspapers. Her expose about an 1892 lynching enraged locals, who burned her press and drove her from Memphis. After a few months, the threats became so bad she was forced to move to Chicago, Illinois.
    • Ida married famed African American lawyer Ferdinand Barnett. Together, the couple had four children. Throughout her career Wells-Barnett, balanced motherhood with her activism.
    • She was active in women’s rights and the women’s suffrage movement, establishing several notable women’s organizations
    • A skilled and persuasive speaker, she traveled internationally on lecture tours
    • She is credit as a founder of both the NAACP and the Women’s NAACP
    • In 2020, Wells was posthumously honored with a Pulitzer Prizespecial citation “for her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching.”
    • Good afternoon!  Happy Teammate Tuesday! Oddly enough, we don’t have any birthdays or anniversaries this week! But I’m going to share last week’s teammate events since we didn’t share them last Tuesday.
    • Augustina Dor celebrated her birthday on Feb 16. Happy belated birthday Augustine!
    • Happy belated birthday, Cynthia Green! Cynthia celebrated her birthday on Feb 18.
    • Lubia Gwak’s birthday was Feb 19. Happy belated birthday Lubia!
    • Charlie Guijarro celebrated one year at Fowler on Feb. 17. Happy anniversary, Charlie!
    • Happy anniversary to Lubia Gwak who also celebrated one year on Feb 18.
  • Make it a great day on purpose!


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