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These Latino Teens Have Turned Shopping For Vulnerable Neighborhoods Into Full-Time Work

There’s no denying the fact that the recent spread of COVID-19 has left certain groups disproportionately in need of basic necessities. While stimulus checks have been delivered to millions across the country, many are still waiting to receive their portion of financial help from the government and others are struggling to make ends meet with the limited resources that they have.

While various services are offering delivery assistance during this time of crisis, one organization in particular truly stands out.

Six Feet Supplies is a free service that uses volunteers who are willing to shop at multiple locations to deliver items to customers in need.

The service was co-founded by California-based high-school students Zoe Monterola and Eric Luo and is serviced by 37 volunteers. According to Newsweek, the group is made up of teens who know each other from an after-school program called Global Prep Academy based in Valencia, California. The program offers these teens who attend public schools, amenities that are usually reserved for those who attend expensive boarding schools.

The service is pretty straight forward.

Head to the organization’s site and provide your name, address, phone number, and the needed items and the budget required to fulfill the order online. What happens next is that a Six-Feet shopper will text or email an image of the receipt to the customer and leave the purchased goods at the front door.

Unlike other delivery services, Six Feet Supplies differs not only because it’s free but also because it allows consumers to receive items from multiple locations.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, Monterola explained that she came up with the idea after the head of Global Prep Academy, David Najar, told her a story about how a neighbor left a note on his doorstep asking if he needed anything from the store.

“I wanted to do that on a larger scale,” Monterola explained in the interview. On March 17, Monterola and her partner, Luo teamed up to create Six Feet Supplies.

Seven days later they were in business– or rather, volunteering.

“Just creating the order form was a huge process,” Luo explained to Newsweek. Convincing consumers to trust teenagers to shop for them was difficult at first but a week after their launch, Six Feet Supplies was in full swing. They already deliver to over a dozen people per day, and they’ve received requests from outside the city of Santa Clarita where they reside.

“We’ll keep this up for however long the need is or until it becomes a big danger to our delivery team,” said Monterola.

Learn more about the program here.

Chrissy Teigen Gets Tested For Covid As Pre-Surgery Protocol

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Chrissy Teigen Gets Tested For Covid As Pre-Surgery Protocol

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Chrissy Teigen is known for her social media presence. The model is one of the most famous social media users because of her unfiltered voice. Teigen is honest about her life and outspoken when she sees wrongs online. One of Teigen’s latest posts on Instagram is another example of Teigen’s willingness to share all parts of her life.

Chrissy Teigen is getting ready for surgery and people just had to know why.

Teigen shared herself getting a Covid-19 test recently in preparation for surgery and people on social media began to ask questions. Of course, everyone would want to know what surgery she was having. Maybe people were concerned about her health. Maybe they just wanted to be nosey. Well, now we know what is happening.

Turns out that Teigen is getting her breast implants removed to start a new journey in her life.

The model stated on Instagram that she is simply done with having her implants and wants them removed. It is a trend we have seen with several celebrities, including “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Michelle Visage. Visage had her implants removed because of her Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid glands.

Some people saw Teigen’s original tweet and allegedly got upset that she was being tested for Covid-19.

Teigen lives in Los Angeles. Los Angeles was the first major city in the U.S. to expand free Covid-19 testing to all residents as a result of a county order expanding free testing to all residents of the county. There are steps to get the testing but all residents are allowed to receive free testing.

According to the LA County Covid-19 website, all people who want a test should contact their healthcare providers first to see if they are able to get the test there. If it is not possible to be tested there or you cannot make contact, you can register for an appointment for free Covid-19 testing through the city and county.

Patients who are undergoing elective surgeries are one group being tested before the procedure. Residents who are symptomatic, over 65, have chronic medical conditions, or are essential workers are prioritized for the Covid-19 tested provided by the county and city governments. Essential workers include janitorial, security, airport, government, health care, food and grocery, and more.

The Twitter user deleted the tweet and responded in the thread.

Looks like Teigen was able to get through to someone on social media. Covid-19 testing is a hot button issue with the federal government leaving testing up to the states. The lack of a federal plan means that states are handling their own testing and data. According to a report by Vox, only three states meet the threshold for a safe reopening. Those states are Alaska, Kentucky, and New York.

Women are celebrating Teigen’s honesty and transparency about her surgery.

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Teigen is known for being unfiltered and giving her followers what they want. She does not hold back and he has let people into some intimate moments in her life. The news of getting her breast implants removed is just another chapter in her open book life.

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Is Standing Behind Her Strict Facial Coverings Order

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Is Standing Behind Her Strict Facial Coverings Order

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is facing growing anger about her strict facial covering orders. The Latina county official is facing pressure from county residents as well as Texas state officials because of her science-based approach to controlling the spread of Covid-19.

This is Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

The 29-year-old Latina has mandated that all residents of Harris County, which includes Houston, wear facial coverings when in public. Anyone who is caught without their facial coverings could face a fine of $1,000. Hidalgo is not the only politician who has mandated facial coverings to assist in slowing the spread of Covid-19, which has killed 100,000 people in the U.S.

Hidalgo has faced some backlash from county residents and state officials.

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Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who you might know for saying grandparents are willing to die to reopen the economy, is one state official attacking Hidalgo’s orders. Patrick has called them overreaching on Twitter.

Hidalgo refuses to back down to the pressure citing the need to protect public health.

Hidalgo is pushing to make sure that Harris County residents have the best chance to slow the spread of Covid-19. This means using facial coverings and practicing social distancing, including working from home as much as possible.

“We have to use every tool in the toolbox,” Hidalgo said at a press conference. “I know this takes some getting used to, but these are all small yet powerful actions.”

The order mandating facial coverings is in line with the advice of health organizations.

The point of wearing facial covering is to slow the spread of Covid-19. The nonmedical coverings prevent people from spreading the virus to others while out in public. Studies and data show that asymptomatic people are spreading the virus and the main source of infection is airborne. A cough or a sneeze can send the virus up to 3 feet into the air.

Covid-19 is proven to cause deadly complications for people with certain underlying health conditions.

Latinos have higher rates of diabetes and heart disease meaning that Latinos are at a higher risk of dying from Covid-19. Hidalgo implementing facial coverings orders in line with advice from several national and international health organizations. The virus is still not under control and there is no proven vaccine, treatment, or cure for those who are infected. Stay safe.

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