It is 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, and I am writing to give you an update from the City of Mobile.
Today, the Mobile County Health Department reports 36,000 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 83 cases. To review the most recent detailed report, go to-
Area hospitals, public health agencies and private groups are continuing to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for those who meet the requirements set by the Alabama Department of Public Health. You can also find information about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination events on the Cityâ€™s website-
Today, Infirmary Health Systems announced it has officially provided more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Mobile and Baldwin County residents since launching its COVID-19 vaccine program just over two months ago. I want to thank Infirmary Health and all of its employees for stepping up to the challenge of getting people in our community vaccinated against COVID-19. Through partnerships with public agencies and private healthcare providers, tens of thousands of residents have been inoculated.
This morning crews from the City of Mobile were hard at work installing new stop signs at the intersection of St. Francis Street and N. Jackson Street in downtown Mobile. The intersection is being converted to an all-way stop, whereas only vehicles on Jackson Street were required to stop before.
I have long said that one of the most valuable assets Mobile has is its talented young people. Thatâ€™s why, in 2016, my administration launched the YES (Youth Empowered for Success) initiative to help connect young people in our city to greater educational resources, safe and productive recreational programs, life and job skills training as well as mentorship and employment opportunities.
Through the YES Summer Jobs Program, the city has been able to connect more than 1,000 young adults to dozens of local businesses to find employment and internship opportunities. Weâ€™re happy to announce that YES Summer applications will open once again on March 1, 2021. If you know a young person who would benefit from these programs, save the date! You can also find more information by going to-
In Leadership Promises for Every Day, author J. Maxwell remarks on the importance of first-hand experience. As he writes, â€œAll the training in the world will provide only limited success if you donâ€™t turn your people loose to do the job.â€ No matter what kind of team youâ€™re leading, our first inclination is sometimes to try and control every detail.
However, itâ€™s good to remember that when you give someone responsibility, youâ€™re often helping them develop. Responsibility comes with accountability. We often see that in programs like YES, where young people are taking on new challenges for the first time. There is no better teacher than experience.
Mayor Sandy Stimpson