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Stakeholders Engagement Call COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Diana Brown
24:25
Good Evening. Diana Brown- VLAB
Dayana
24:29
Good Evening! Thank you...
Paul Berry
24:40
Hello, Paul Berry from Reston
laguilar@wearecasa.org
24:45
Good evening, Luis Angel Aguilar from CASA - Northern Virginia.
Claudia
24:49
Hi,
Luis Oyola
24:50
Luis Oyola - Legal Aid Justice Center
Shakira W.
24:55
Shakira Williams from Roanoke
Enrique Calvo
24:57
Enrique Calvo with 32BJ SEIU
Sal Romero
24:57
Sal Romero, Jr., Vice Mayor of Harrisonburg, Viginia
LiveCenter3
24:57
Vivian from Latinos in Virgina in Chesterfield
Ingris Moran
24:57
Ingris Moran, Tenants and Workers United - Northern Virginia
Jorge Figueredo
25:01
Jorge Figueredo from Edu-Futuro
Victoria
25:03
hi
joshua nam
25:03
Joshua Nam - Providence District Palchik's Office (Fairfax County)
Shelley Strain
25:04
Eastern Shore Coalition Against Doemstic Violence - Accomack & Northampton Counties
Yanet Limon-Amado
25:07
Yanet Limon-Amado- Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
canek.aguirre
25:10
Canek Aguirre, Alexandria City Council
Mayra
25:10
Hello Mayra Pineda
Victoria McCullough
25:15
Victoria McCullough, Sin Barreras in Charlottesville
Wanda Almanzar
25:17
Wanda Almanzar from Senator Mark R. Warner
Susana Marino
25:18
Hello everyone from Susana Marino with NOVA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Sergiooffice
25:19
Sergio Rimola
Maricel
25:19
Hi everyone; Maricel Quintana Baker from VALHEN.
johncano
25:20
Hi John Cano- CASA
Isha Renta
25:24
Isha Renta from Semilla Cultural, Fredericksburg, VA
Claudia
25:25
Buenas tardes!Claudia Guerrero Barrera from Sacred Heart Center, Richmond, VA
Monica Jimenez
25:28
Monica Jimenez, Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center, Richmond Office
Deanna Fierro
25:32
Deanna Fierro - Virginia Public School Educator in the Richmond Region
Mayra
25:33
Mayra Pineda - VA Real Estate Board Member
Alex Guzmán
25:35
Buenas tardes. Alex Guzmán, Secretary, Virginia Latino Advisory Board; Director of Fair Housing, HOME of Virginia
Melissa
25:37
Saludos, Mel Borja from Senator Kaine’s Office in Richmond
Galaxy S9
25:44
Hello Wanda Alvarado from St. Augustine Church
ANPPM2
25:45
Rosalia Fajardo MFEC /Life Asset
Brenda Medrano-Frias
25:48
Brenda Medrano-Frias, Senior Advisor for Prince William County Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin
LaShonda Carson
25:49
LaShonda Carson Samaritan House
Victoria
25:55
hi from WFCDC
Cristina Caballero
26:06
Cristina Caballero
Ariel Garayar
26:10
Ariel Garayar with the Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Carolina Lugo
26:18
Carolina Lugo, Sacred Heart Center, Richmond, Virginia
Beatriz Amberman
26:21
Buenas tardes, Beatriz Amberman, Chair, Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations
Jose Campos
26:38
HI. Jose Campos, President of the Salvadoran American Chamber of Commerce
Deanna Fierro
26:53
Can we expect the Governor to hold public school funding harmless during the veto session on April 22nd?
Diana Brown
26:54
Hi Beatriz
CHIP
27:12
Maria Conley, CHIP of Roanoke Valley
Cristina Caballero
27:36
Dialogue on Diversity, Ma.Cristina Caballero
dr.yhome
27:37
JG Yinat, VLAB, Williamsburg
Dayana
27:59
HI, Dayana Camacho, health promoter of La Casa de la Salud...
Evelin Urrutia
28:02
Evelin Urrutia, Executive Director of Tenants and Workers United
cecilia
28:05
Cecilia Barbosa VLAB Henrico
Jessica Tamayo
28:35
Good Afternoon this is Jessica Tamayo, Board Member DC LCLAA Chapter
Aaron.L
29:51
Good evening to everyone - Delegate Alfonso Lopez here.
Maritza zermeno
30:25
Hi everybody, this is Maritza Zermeno, Chair of Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee.
Deanna Fierro
30:58
Can we expect the Governor to hold public school funding harmless during the veto session on April 22nd. Resources like ELL instruction and wrap around services would be at risk if not.
lpm3x8
31:10
Hello everyone, My name is Lida Gomez Duque Maurin. Second Career Nursing Student; Director of nonprofit: Dreams Made Real, created to assist the community with COVID-19 pandemic.
CHIP
31:54
I am having problems with audio.
Victoria
32:21
thank you for organizing this live. I am very worry about the undocument community not getting the check from the goverment. whick resources are for the community.
Shanna Kabatznick
32:49
Thank you for this call
laguilar@wearecasa.org
33:59
Dear Governor & team, my question is: We developed a community poll in which we've engaged the community, with a total of 272 responses sharing that their current top priorities are: 228 responses (83.8%) economic support for rent, 166 responses (61%) economic support for utilities and 159 responses (58.5%) for food support. The main question, how can we achieve an equitable support for the community without discriminating the undocumented community, even though that at the federal level, Congress failed to support our community by excluding them on the stimulus package. How will you include the undocumented community in the state stimulus as we move forward?
Sal Romero
34:09
I am extremely worried about our Latino community in Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley as they make a great number of the local poultry plants workforce and other larger employers. I have had many people reach out to me to share many of their employers are not following CDC guidelines. There is great fear of COVID-19 as they interact with hundreds of people each day. What guidelines are being provided to large companies such as poultry plans to protect the health and wellbeing of our immigrant community?
Deanna Fierro
34:26
Can we expect the Governor to hold public school funding harmless during the veto session on April 22nd. Resources like ELL instruction and wrap around services would be at risk if not.
Luis Oyola
34:27
Q: On March 20th, the Legal Aid Justice Center sent a letter to the administration requesting that the two ICE adult detention facilities in the state, Farmville and Caroline, be inspected for proper adherence to health guidelines. VDH has the authority to do so. Since the 20th, a hunger strike has unfolded within Farmville due to the poor health conditions and reported mistreatment of detainees with symptoms. We won’t know what’s actually happening unless VDH steps in. Will the administration commit to investigating these facilities? Thank you.
johncano
36:10
the carefirst act will not help out all Virginians. How will you include undocumented Virginians in a state package?
Alice
36:20
In Northern VA we have great hospitals, but little access to clinics that serve low income and undocumented persons. More money is needed to serve this community, and to provide tests. Construction workers and landscapers are still working, but have no access to tests.
canek.aguirre
36:31
Currently it does not appear that Race/Ethnicity is being tracked when it comes to COVID 19 cases/death on the VDH page. There is no breakdown for Latinos or AAPI. White, Black, Other and the largest group at nearly 60% Not Reported. Why is this and what steps are being taken to address this?
Deanna Fierro
37:27
Can we expect the Governor to hold public school funding harmless during the veto session on April 22nd. Resources like ELL instruction and wrap around services would be at risk if not.
Rodrigo’s iPhone
37:52
Dear Governor - what is the criteria for translating information regarding our state’s response for COVID-19? I know some of your announcements have been translated but information like how to apply for unemployment insurance, etc aren’t available online. Would it be possible to set criteria and a reasonable timeline to get all information translated, not only in Spanish but also in other languages as well?
Victoria
37:53
thank you governor
johncano
38:39
can we expect the minimum wage legislation to be signed, include farm workers and not have a delay?
canek.aguirre
38:40
Maryland has helped home owners out with prohibiting foreclosures. What are we doing for renters in VA?
canek.aguirre
39:06
Besides protection from evictions
canek.aguirre
40:06
Second Rodrigo's question on language access not just Spanish but other languages as well
Deanna Fierro
41:03
I also second Rodrigo’s question
Alice
41:05
Can some of the federal funding for medical expansion be targeted to clinics that serve immigrants?
Deanna Fierro
42:00
some schools are still asking teachers to return to the school to work on IEPs for special education and other tasks
Deanna Fierro
42:05
Can we expect the Governor to hold public school funding harmless during the veto session on April 22nd. Resources like ELL instruction and wrap around services would be at risk if not.
Sergiooffice
43:23
Many non essential people are not following the stay home orders and going to places like everything is normal, this is putting people at risk for increase transmission of COVID-19! it is very worrisome
Deanna Fierro
43:40
I agree
Monica Sarmiento
44:02
Governor I would like to echo both Luis Aguilar’s from CASA question and Luis Oyola’s from LAJC questions. We are extremely concerned for the undocumented Virginians and their families being at risk for homelessness and hunger.
Roberto
45:36
Are those resoutces and hotlines bilingual?
Alice
45:56
Even if evictions are halted, renters will still have huge bills when the epidemic is over. What resources can be available to renters? Can those who sublease be directed not to evict renters who sublease?
Roberto
47:03
Correction: Are those online resources and hotlines bilingual?
Melissa
48:22
Is it possible for certain state medical certification processes to be expedited or waived for immigrant medical professionals who could assist on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic? I’ve received this question from two constituents within the last week. Thank you!
Ariel Garayar
49:32
There is a lot of disinformation on COVID-19 in the health care sphere. Can you get translations for the websites, PDFs and graphics on Virginia's websites as well? The google toolbar doesn't actually translate everything and many people have issues finding it.
Sergiooffice
49:34
Any recommendations from the Governor office for use of face masks for non healthcare professionals?
Ariel Garayar
49:41
also
Susana Marino
49:52
We need information to be translated into Spanish and we need a hotline available also in Spanish. Many in the Latin community remains disconnected due to language barrier.
ANPPM2
50:09
Maryland and Dc has helped Small Bussines owners with GRANTS up t0 $25.000 dollars, what funds are available for our entrepreneurs from the State?
Roberto
51:07
Are there any Latinos working at DSBSD yet?
Aida Pacheco
51:36
Aida Pacheco with Virginia Latino Advisory Board and from Mechanicsville, Hanover County. The Governor mentioned a freeze in hiring,which is understandable. Will the administration consider urilizing former state employees who retired to return as a volunteer to help areas that could use the extra help,especially those who are bilingual and bilcultural to help with outreach, translation,etc. ?
Traci J. DeShazor, Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth
52:35
Thank you all for your questions. We have noted them and will work to address them during the Q&A portion of the call. In the meantime, please continue to type your questions below.
canek.aguirre
53:25
Second Roberto's question outreach is typically lacking when it comes to our community.
Deanna Fierro
54:34
Can we expect the Governor to hold public school funding harmless during the veto session on April 22nd. Resources like ELL instruction and wrap around services would be at risk if not.
sonia hull
54:35
Are the hotline bilingual? I am working for the Latino Community and the language is a barrier .
Luis Aguilar - CASA - laguilar@wearecasa.org | 703-672-0515
55:05
Dear Governor & team, in general, outside of the support of hotels to ensure that no one is homeless, what are the steps for cancelling rent or achieving a deal like California did when it comes to rent, it is one of the biggest concerns for the community.
maria
55:42
Are the any provision for undocumented migrants? If there is an American child in the household, will they qualify for any help?
lpm3x8
55:44
Thank you for your patience. I did not see this question addressed. Is there a plan to freeze evictions from homes at a state level? I know in NYC, individual corporations are holding rents for tenets to provide a period to regroup.
Beatriz Amberman
55:46
Governor Northam, can you give us an update on bills that impact the Latino/immigrant community, such as driver licenses and in-state tuition.
Lenka1071
56:17
Governor there are many families who are hard working and pay taxes through ITIN (Tax ID). The majority of which are parents to citizens. These families will not be able to afford rent. These Virginian families also need your help. How do you plan on helping?
Beatriz Amberman
56:40
Are there any state financial aid planned to support the hard working immigrant communities that were left out of the Federal aid package. Farm workers, fishing and poultry industries depend of immigrant labor, included undocumented workers.
Roberto
56:43
Not sure how many bilingual agencies are fully noted in the state's 211 hotline system...I believe they use "language line" type help in initial calls asking for help. Not sure how well community orgs help inform public of 211 help.
Jasmine Fernandez
57:21
Hello! Re: Taxes, the federal deadline got extended to July 15th. Most states have followed the federal government’s lead and extended their state taxes deadline to July 15th. However, it’s my understanding that Virginia has not. State taxes are still due in May - is this true? Any thoughts on extending this deadline? Also, will this recording be translated in Spanish for us to circulate with our network?
Sergiooffice
57:36
What is the difference among SBA Paycheck Protection Program vs. SBA Disaster Loan?
Victoria
58:37
IRS extend the time to file to July 15. Is Virginia extending the filling also?
Alice
59:18
Agree on the need to help workers who are not documented, and this includes those with DACA, TPS, and even those in families that are "mixed" with citizens and undocumented persons. What can the state do to help these folks, who were all left out of federal assistance.
maria
59:57
Amen to Alica
francesbradford
01:02:54
www.schev.edu - state council of higher education site
Sable Nelson
01:04:18
Thank you for sharing the this resource!
Deanna Fierro
01:05:08
Are school leaders being given the option to test students in the fall and spring if they want to be accreditation rating on student growth?
Deanna Fierro
01:05:11
Can we expect the Governor to hold public school funding harmless during the veto session on April 22nd. Resources like ELL instruction and wrap around services would be at risk if not.
Melody Gonzales
01:06:35
What can be done to address some concerns from the community like the following? Support for Spanish dominant parents trying to help their students during school closures. Access to technology and wifi for students and educators. Support for vulnerable students needing extra support like ELLs and students with disabilities. Support for college students aspiring to become teachers (especially diverse students needed in the profession) who can't do classroom hours now that schools are closed. Advocacy for undocumented and vulnerable workers (like domestic workers, farm workers, restaurant/grocery industries) who are parents of children in VA's schools.
Claudia
01:06:49
How are schools supporting High school students dropping school, to work to support their parents?
Dulce Carrillo
01:07:24
We are concerned about equity regarding continuity of learning plans. We hope plans ensure the achievement gap is not widened.
rlopez
01:07:29
What is Virginia doing for small businesses?
dr.yhome
01:07:40
I have a summarized version of the CARES ACT in Spanish. I will send via email to Maribel, Paul and Secretary Thomasson for use as needed and posting on the VLAB Web site.
francesbradford
01:08:14
Thank you. That would be very helpful.
Roberto
01:11:04
Second Melody Gonzales' concerns, this environment will only amplify existing inequities between schools...
Jorge Figueredo
01:11:20
Dear Governor and team,
Sergiooffice
01:13:55
I second Melissa question! There are many well qualified International Foreign Medical Graduates that are willing to serve during this emergency, many come from Latin America!
Daniela Londono (NOVALACIRO)
01:14:36
for the employees who work in a private business and get unemployed, how should they access to the help?
Deanna Fierro
01:15:42
thank you
Kathy Dolan
01:15:54
go to the Virginia Employment Commission and file for unemployment insurance: www.vec.virginia.gov
Deanna Fierro
01:16:01
Are school leaders being given the option to test students in the fall and spring if they want to be accreditation rating on student growth?
Aida Pacheco
01:16:19
What is or are the next steps? For instance, What is the coordinated response for outreach across the entities that spoke today for our community? What can we do to help with the coordinated response and implementation?
Beatriz Amberman
01:17:51
The Public Charge rule may scare immigrant communities to access food or health services. This will impact their families, including citizen children. Will Virginia put out messages to reach out to them? They need clear guidance that there is a safety net available to them during this crisis.
Aida Pacheco
01:18:09
Do we have Latino(s) representation on the Equity Taskforce?
CHIP
01:18:13
Our undocumented population will not be able to benefit from the assistance provided by the Federal assistance program. Will there be any type of assistance available to them?
Roberto
01:18:16
So how are non-profits and CBOs being used to help in these outreach efforts?
Melody Gonzales
01:18:16
Are there any state support mechanisms/ sites/ phone lines to help Latino workers who may be mistreated by employers (ie being fired inappropriately under the auspices of covid19) or forced to work in conditions where they're concerned about their exposure to covid19 (ie grocery stores, restaurants, social workers having to do site visits, etc.)?
Diana Brown
01:18:46
I would be willing to serve on the equity task force.
cecilia
01:19:04
Who is on the Health Equity team and how can we contact them?
Jorge Figueredo
01:19:08
Dear Governor and team, Edu-Futuro provides direct education, social and workforce development services to more than 1700 Latino, immigrant, and disadvantaged program participants in Northern Virginia. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 disruption, our staff members have been reaching out to the families we serve. Of these, 167 families to whom we are providing case management, 113 or 68% lost their jobs, 139 or 83% will miss their April rent or mortgage payments, and 100 or 60% are in need of assistance with food, medicine, or other essential needs. Edu-Futuro has established a COVID-19 emergency program, and we are now providing assistance for rent, food, medicine, and other emergency needs. While we continue working with local governments and other social service partners, we have also identified members of our community who have an immediate and urgent need, who are falling through the cracks of our local safety net, and who are afraid to request emergency assistance because of their immigration
Roberto
01:19:27
And Latinos on ALL task forces...not seeing many high ranking Latinos on this...who are the highest ranking Latinos in the administration?
Lida Gomez Duque Maurin, Dreams Made Real
01:19:28
What is the state's vision in using alternative PPES for medical providers and the Virginia Citizen? Any present education or resources on what is being done to assist in making sure what is happening in NYC does not happen in Richmond and its counties?
Diana Brown
01:19:38
Testing students in the fall would be inequitable.
Claudia
01:19:49
How can uninsured folks access to mental health?
Sal Romero
01:20:16
Are there any protections for essential workers with pre-existing chronic conditions such as respiratory/heart conditions to be granted leave without pay and be able to keep their job?
Jorge Figueredo
01:20:59
Status, or the public charge rule. To make it worse, some of the families who do not have the literacy level or technical skills to upload documents on web sites as required by certain nonprofits are not receiving the services as quickly as they need. What are you planning to do to direct emergency funds to nonprofits that are founded and led by people of color to provide the direct assistance that Latino and other immigrants need?
Sable Nelson
01:21:01
Thank you for joining us for this virtual meeting. If you have any health equity concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at sable.nelson@vdh.virginia.gov. Let's keep the conversation going!
Roberto
01:21:25
certain "faith" organizations have issues with the full diversity of the population...need we expand?
Dr. Janice Underwood
01:21:38
Janice.underwood@governor.virginia.gov
Beatriz Amberman
01:23:37
There were many great questions posted here. Please make sure that we all receive the answer to those questions. Thank you
Diana Brown
01:24:26
Sal, FMLA may be an option to pursue.
Deanna Fierro
01:24:32
thank you for sharing my question
Shakira W.
01:24:50
There is no information specific to the needs of undocumented immigrants on VDH as it pertains to food security and housing. Are there any resources available this population. Many families are facing homelessness and the same challenges as American citizens without any of the assistance.
dr.yhome
01:25:16
We need faster and accurate testing to stay ahead of the epidemic and flatten the curve. How can we, statewide, get these tests to as many Virginians as possible? IMHO, We are going to need to test workers before before they go back to work!
Daniela Londono (NOVALACIRO)
01:25:28
where this call will be able to re-watch?
Susana Marino
01:25:42
Any chance of making test available for home use? We will never know how many have this virus unless people have access to testing.
dr.yhome
01:26:07
Agree with Susana!!!
Diana Brown
01:26:21
Thank you, everyone. I am in Virginia Beach and if any VB school aged student needs help, let me know. I can get help for them.
Shakira W.
01:26:26
Thank you. Is there anything we can do as constituents to assist in this?
Ariel Garayar
01:26:36
Virginia Coalition for immigrant rights has resources VACIR Website: bit.ly/VACIR-COVIDEnglish Resources Google Doc: bit.ly/VA-COVIDResourceSpanish Resources Google Doc: bit.ly/VA-COVIDrecurso
Maritza zermeno
01:27:02
Virginia is for lovers.
Maritza zermeno
01:27:07
thank you
Roberto
01:27:15
Need consistent messages on where to go for help from all the state congressional reps...
Yanet Limon-Amado
01:27:55
National relief funds for undocumented families : https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-undocumented-families?fbclid=IwAR1XcoVLuUXPbAklpjnCT5GXCuJnHw8Lyr2p_d53gdAKJjYf9Kxp0HGsgDY
Diana Brown
01:28:05
email Diana.Brown@vbschools, if any Virginia Beach school age student is in need. I can help.
Delegate Alfonso Lopez
01:28:11
Jorge - I’ve reached out to the senior folks in the Administration re. the Public Charge issue. I will share as I hear more - let’s discuss.
Mayra
01:28:23
Thank you Governor, Ralph and Team for this conference call. Stay healthy and safe.
cecilia
01:28:29
What is the anticipated capacity for testing in the near future? Expandingtesting capacity is vital for controlling this pandemic.
Melody Gonzales
01:28:49
FYI we have a hub on covid19 education resources at https://nea.org/coronavirus and https://neatoday.org
Aida Pacheco
01:29:00
Thank you for the call and your efforts.
Melody Gonzales
01:29:02
Thank you all for leading this call!
Maricel
01:29:02
Thank you, Governor, for this opportunity. I know we all look forward to the rest of the responses.
Maritza zermeno
01:29:07
Goodbye