Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lamborn sent a letter to Governor Polis urging him to include religious leaders in the bottom half of the Phase 1B vaccine distribution plan. Currently, religious leaders are excluded from the vaccination plan set forth by the State of Colorado. Phase 1B includes individuals who are older than 70, moderate risk healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential frontline workers.Congressman Lamborn continued by highlighting the importance of religious leaders and their crucial effects on the community. The letter states that, throughout the pandemic, places of worship have worked tirelessly to provide comfort and spiritual care to individuals and communities. Faith leaders across the community are critical as comforters, counselors, and prayer-warriors. They provide religious services, last rites, and communion to countless families. In addition, faith leaders are essential to funeral services and provide comfort to grieving families.Congressman Lamborn finished by saying that in this time of need, we must continue to turn to our churches and places of worship. Religious leaders must be able to interact with their congregations with the peace of mind that they will not serve as a virus transmission vector.The full letter can be read here.
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