COVID-19 Community Report for Episode 23: Honoring George Floyd + Don Saylor and Dawn Myers - June 9, 2020

Episode 23 (June 9, 2020) began with a brief message honoring the life of George Floyd on the day of his funeral. More than 165 community stations across the country aired the tribute, which followed Sam Cooke's iconic song "A Change is Gonna Come." The effort was organized by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, of which KDRT is a member. Following that, guests included Yolo County Supervisor for District 2 Don Saylor, and Yolo Adult Day Health Center Program Director Dawn Myers.

Supervisor Saylor spoke about the dynamic between the state's orders for gradual re-openings as we move through the stages of Phase 2, and how that may sometimes differ from Yolo County's orders and requirements as dictated by local conditions and case numbers. Also discussed was the budget shortfall facing the county. Visit the County website for updates

Dawn Myers updated us about how her organization "flipped their model" after the shelter-in-place order and began home visits for over 90 local seniors with health challenges, instead of their usual mode of bringing seniors in each day for activities and services. The proposed state budget has eliminated funding for adult day health centers across the state that serve more than 37,000 seniors, but a bill seeks to amend that, and Myers says calls are needed. Visit the California Association for Adult Day Health for advocacy information, or reach Myers at (530) 666-8828.