|Map by Tim Murphy and Tim Marema for The Daily Yonder, adapted by The Rural Blog|
"A return to regular, small-town living will require a continuous effort to get residents vaccinated for Covid-19, according to the head of the Rural America Chamber of Commerce," Adilia Watson reports for The Daily Yonder. But do employers know how crucial they are to making that happen?
“A lot of business leaders, small business owners . .. see this as a critical issue,” Sherri Powell, the Rural Chamber’s executive director, said during the recent online National Rural Business Summit, which "explored outreach tools that business leaders, public health officials, and elected officials can use to share information in rural communities about Covid-19 vaccination," Watson reports.
"As part of the online summit, the National Rural Health Association released a toolkit for communicating about vaccination in rural areas," Watson notes. The Health Action Alliance, which sponsored the event, has a checklist for rural employers who want to do more to educate workers and community members about coronavirus vaccination.