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05/04/2021 02Biv Vaccine proclamation 't..an,gtntj ka d E$A BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. B.iv. For Meeting of: May 4, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Vaccine proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Rotary members John Baule, Ryan Anderson and Eric Silvers will be accepting the proclamation. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type �� ir�e pr I rr� tic�r� 4/ 7/ 0 1 r M rr�c� 2 CITY OW YAlIUtA � � oCLA �tA71 09V. WHEREAS; the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the people of the (Yakima `valley for over a year causing extreme stress on our health care system, our economy, our schools, our families, and our entire population; and `W}}(�EcEAS, over 65% of the (Yakima County workforce has been deemed essential and WHEREAS; 100% of the people in (Yakima County are essential-to us, theirfamilies, and theirfriends; and 14alEgEA , the (Yakima `valley now has a readily available safe, effective Coronavirus vaccine supply, which has been recently increased by the cFederalcEmergency SYLanagement Agency; and `W}}(�EcEAS, the approved Coronavirus vaccines are available to all adults in (Yakima County beginning April15th; and `W}}(�EcEfS, over 50,000(Yakima `valley residents have already received at least a first dose of Coronavirus vaccine in (Yakima County, but approximately 140,000 adults need to receive the vaccine before we achieve "herd immunity; and `W}}(�EcEfS, a high percentage of adults must be vaccinated in orderfor Coronavirus rates of spread to be lowered enough fora safe return to normal-activities at school work and with family andfriends. NOW VIIERETOKE, I, Patricia Byers, 144ayor of the City of(Yakima and on behalf of the City Council-hereby proclaim that the City fullY supports and encourages all adults to be safely vaccinated as soon as possible. Dated this 4th day of 144ay, 2021 Patricia Byers, 144ayor