Pam / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Categories: Advocacy, ATSSA, Government, Infrastructure, Transportation ATSSA urges governors to include roadway workers in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine plan ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner sent a letter today to the nation’s governors asking them to include roadway construction personnel and the manufacturers of roadway safety devices and construction machinery in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination plan as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the group deemed as essential critical infrastructure be included in Phase 1b. Frontline workers such as emergency responders and teachers are also included in this phase. Roadway infrastructure industry personnel were deemed essential critical infrastructure workers last spring by the Department of Homeland Security. Many states are beginning to move forward in Phase 1b via local health districts. Previous Article Legislation introduced to find alternative Highway Trust Fund revenues Next Article Buttigieg nomination for transportation secretary passes committee vote Print 5274 Rate this article: No rating Tags: COVID-19 essential critical infrastructure workers COVID vaccination CDC Please login or register to post comments.