Wednesday, January 20th was President Joe Biden's first day in office. That same day, he signed 15 executive orders and two other directives. They spanned immigration, environmental, LGBTQ and POC rights.
One of his biggest was canceling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline to move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, rescinding Trump's approval of a project long criticized by environmentalists.
Biden also extended the pause on student loan payments and nationwide restrictions on evictions and foreclosures, protecting people during the financial struggle of COVID.
To fight for POC rights, he signed an order launching a government-wide initiative directing every federal agency to review its state of racial equity and deliver an action plan within 200 days to address any disparities in policies and programs.
His other orders include:
Tomorrow, Friday the 15th, is black shirt day at SDSS. It's been organized by "The Anti-Racism Coalition of Vancouver", and is trying to push for more black history in the B.C. school curriculum and to mark the civil rights struggle of Black Canadians.
January 15th is also the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior.
So wear black and show your support.
According to the Delta Optimist, as of this week there are 7 employees and 51 residents that have tested positive at the Tsawwassen seniors home. The first case was identified on December, 26th of 2020, and now the seniors home is on strict lockdown.
The partnering seniors home, The Wexford, has been placed in lockdown to avoid another outbreak. On Tuesday, Fraser Health provided a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
The staff will have daily check-ins with residents if not contacted by 11 am, all staff and residents that had negative test results will be tested on January. 7th.
Please stay safe and wear a mask,
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