Lake Travis - Westlake Edition | May 2020

LAKE TRAVIS WESTLAKE EDITION

VOLUME 11, ISSUE 6  JUNE 11JULY 15, 2020

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Ageneration-dening crisis Youth in the Lake Travis-Westlake area lend a hand amid COVID19 outbreak

The Jones family, who live in the Westlake area, spearheaded an initiative to provide food and resources to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Austin area. The eort has grown into a collaboration among 40 families and 70 children from Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD and The Girl’s School of Austin.

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and to the community of people experiencing homelessness. encouragement Prior to making that trip to the camp May 29, Jones and her crew had spent the morning organizing several boxes lled with paper sacks containing sandwiches and other food items. Since their rst trip to the camp, the Joneses have developed relationships with many of its residents, and

On the morning of May 29, Terri Jones, along with a cohort of kids and her friend Julie Zavodny, packed their vehicles with homemade lunches, many of which contained notes of encouragement, that were then delivered to Camp R.A.T.T., Austin’s Responsible Adult Transition Town. This was Jones’ ninth trip to R.A.T.T. in nine weeks, and the group’s mission remains to provide support

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From left: Henry Zavodny, Cooper Zavodny, Lucy Zavodny and Mackenzie Jones on May 29 load a car with food for those experiencing homelessness. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Drop in vaccinations due to COVID19 fears creating potential for outbreak HEALTHCARE EDITION

“I STILL DON’T FEEL THAT CONFIDENTWEWON’T SEE ANOUTBREAK. ... OURHERD IMMUNITY IS ERODING.” ALLISON WINNIKE, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE IMMUNIZATION PARTNERSHIP

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Newspaper , Austin Regional Clinic experienced a 22% drop in adminis- tered pediatric vaccines in March and April as compared to March and April of last year. Pediatric wellness checks also declined by 38% in that same time. “Nationally, we have seen that the number of children receiving vaccines CONTINUED ON 36

At a time when general practitioners and pediatric care clinics are taking extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of patients, many parents in and around Austin are hesitant to bring their children in for routine wellness checks and vaccinations. According to data provided to Community Impact

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