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ALPI Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, all ALPI offices will be closed at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. ALL offices will re-open to normal business hours on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Our online application system, for CSBG services, will also be going offline during this holiday break, and will go back online at 8 a.m., on Monday, November 29, 2021. Our Head Start/Early Head Start online application will remain online.

We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving … please stay safe out there.

The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc.

ALPI Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, all ALPI offices will be closed at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. ALL offices will re-open to normal business hours on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Our online application system, for CSBG services, will also be going offline during this holiday break, and will go back online at 8 a.m., on Monday, November 29, 2021. Our Head Start/Early Head Start online application will remain online.

We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving … please stay safe out there.

The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc.

ALPI Board of Directors Meeting

The ALPI Board of Directors meeting is scheduled as follows:

DATE: Sunday, November 21, 2021
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown, 60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32804

ALPI Board of Directors Meeting

The ALPI Board of Directors meeting is scheduled as follows:

DATE: Sunday, November 21, 2021
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown, 60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32804

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

FDA may expand any Covid-19 vaccine booster decisions, Fauci says

The US Food and Drug Administration is likely to expand any authorizations it may give for Covid-19 vaccine booster recommendation if new data supports wider use, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday.

FDA vaccine advisers voted Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer’s vaccine for people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe Covid-19. The FDA has yet to act on that recommendation.

But Fauci told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the FDA will be following incoming data from the US and Israel in real time and will adjust any authorizations accordingly.

“The waning of protection, particularly against severe disease in younger groups, would trigger the FDA to look at that and see if they want to expand the recommendation to go much younger than 65,” Fauci said.

Fauci said that people will be carefully considering the risk of myocarditis, a rare heart complication associated with the vaccine, seen particularly in young men. 

“When you get down to the younger group, particularly young men, where the potential for the rare adverse effect of myocarditis exists, then it’ll be very important to get good safety data in younger people, particularly men,” Fauci said.

If that data does come in, “then I think it’s likely, as we go on over the coming weeks, we’ll see more and more of an expansion of the recommendation for the boosters for those individuals,” Fauci said.

Those who received the Moderna or one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for their initial vaccine “have not been forgotten,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, noted.

“The data associated with the boosters in those individuals will be coming to the FDA, I would imagine in a couple to three weeks,” he said. “They will examine it in the same way as they did before, and hopefully, they will get a recommendation that would provide equity among people who have had different products in their vaccination regimen.”

Reporting by CNN.

Immunity for Non-Profit Officers and Directors

Sovereign immunity is a historical legal doctrine of old.  Kings and Queens could not be held liable for their actions as sovereigns as early law and government developed.  In current times you will hear this doctrine invoked as a defense against liability whenever a government or government employee is sued in court, for example, in cases of police brutality.  Florida’s sovereign immunity statutes still protect the government and its officials from personal liability in most cases and place limits on the amount of damages recoverable in most cases.

Section 617.0834, Florida Statutes, provides immunity to you as officers and directors of a Section 501(c)(3) corporation not for profit.  You “……shall not be personally liable for monetary damages to any person for any statement, vote, decision, or failure to take an action regarding organizational management or policy…….”; but of course there are exceptions:

  1. If the officer or director failed to perform or breached their duties as an officer or director (see Lawyer Thiele’s Legal Corner, “Duties of Directors,” April 2, 2019;
  2. Reckless or malicious acts;
  3. Deriving improper personal benefit from any transaction (see the Corner, “Conflicts of Interest, September 2, 2019).

Most if not all states have enacted similar laws in order to encourage participation in non-profit community work and to shield your lawful activities from personal liability.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: August 20, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • As part of the FDA’s effort to protect consumers, on August 19, the agency issued a warning letter jointly with the Federal Trade Commission to Mahita, LLC dba PushMyCart for selling unapproved products with unproven COVID-19 claims. Consumers concerned about COVID-19 should consult with their health care provider.
  • On August 13, the FDA held a stakeholder call in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month to discuss vaccines for younger children and adolescents in preparation for the school year. Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Rachel Levine, M.D., and Director of FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., were featured speakers. The call can be found on the FDA’s YouTube pageExternal Link Disclaimer.
  • Testing updates:
    • As of today, 402 tests and sample collection devices are authorized by the FDA under emergency use authorizations (EUAs). These include 282 molecular tests and sample collection devices, 87 antibody and other immune response tests and 33 antigen tests. There are 56 molecular authorizations and one antibody authorization that can be used with home-collected samples. There is one molecular prescription at-home test, three antigen prescription at-home tests, six antigen over-the-counter (OTC) at-home tests and two molecular OTC at-home tests.
    • The FDA has authorized 13 antigen tests and eight molecular tests for serial screening programs. The FDA has also authorized 610 revisions to EUA authorizations.

Related Information

2021 Child Tax Credit: Easy Qualifying for Parents

Raising kids can be expensive, and the Child Tax Credit is here to help.  President Biden’s American Rescue Plan increased the amount of the 2021 Child Tax Credit to support families with children.

The full benefit of the Child Tax Credit is now $300 per month per child under age 6 and $250 for each child age 6 to 17.

Eligibility: Most families, even those with little to no income, can receive the full amount. If you are a single parent making less than $112,500 or a married couple making less than $150,000—and have children under age 18 who will live with you for more than half of 2021 — you are likely eligible for the full benefit. These benefits do not affect your eligibility for other federal benefits like SNAP.

Click here to view flyer:  Child-Tax-Credit

Click here to visit the site:  ChildTaxCredit.gov

 

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