Showing posts with label passport processing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label passport processing. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

New York Times: "What Are the Roadblocks to a ‘Vaccine Passport’?"

"With all American adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and businesses and international borders reopening, a fierce debate has kicked off across the United States over whether a digital health certificate (often and somewhat misleadingly called a “vaccine passport”) should be required to prove immunization status.

Currently, Americans are issued a white paper card as evidence of their COVID-19 shots, but these can easily be forged, and online scammers are already selling false and stolen vaccine cards.

While the federal government has said it will not introduce digital vaccine passports by federal mandate, a growing number of businesses — from cruise lines to sports venues — say they will require proof of vaccinations for entry or services. Hundreds of digital health pass initiatives are scrambling to launch apps that provide a verified electronic record of immunizations and negative coronavirus test results to streamline the process."
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https://www.nytimes.com/article/vaccine-passport.html

The Heliix Health Passport is only one of many developers are working on as a way of sharing coronavirus vaccine and testing information quickly and securely. Credit...Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Credit...Ethan Miller/Getty Images


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Franklin: Job Opportunities in various Office positions as well as Summer (part-time)

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to apply@franklinma.gov.  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  

If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead = https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/application_for_employment_-_town_of_franklin.pdf

To receive notifications of all job opportunities in the Town of Franklin, subscribe here  https://www.franklinma.gov/subscribe

Franklin: Job Opportunities in various Office positions as well as Summer (part-time)
Franklin: Job Opportunities in various Office positions as well as Summer (part-time)


Thursday, April 29, 2021

"Mass. drivers have another two years to get a Real ID"

 

"The long-awaited federal deadline to get a new type of driver’s license or state identification that can be used to board domestic flights has been extended again, this time until May 2023.

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced the 19-month extension from the current deadline of October, 2021. At that point, so-called Real IDs, which are issued by states but adhere to federal guidelines to verify personal information, will become the only type of driver’s license accepted to board US flights.

The rule dates back to the post-9/11 period, but had already been pushed back from its October 2020 deadline, as officials last year cited the coronavirus pandemic."

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Info on the documentation needed to get the Real ID can be found on the RMV page (Note, they have not yet updated the date change to reflect the new delay to 2023).  https://www.mass.gov/lists/information-for-the-real-id

Sample of a Massachusetts Real ID license from the RMV website
Sample of a Massachusetts Real ID license from the RMV website


Monday, March 29, 2021

Vaccine 'passports' (really 'certificates') will be difficult but are in development

"The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials - often referred to as “vaccine passports” - that would allow Americans to prove they have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as businesses try to reopen.

The effort has gained momentum amid President Joe Biden's pledge that the nation will start to regain normalcy this summer and with a growing number of companies - from cruise lines to sports teams - saying they will require proof of vaccination before opening their doors again.

The administration's initiative has been driven largely by arms of the Department of Health and Human Services, including an office devoted to health information technology, said five officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the effort. The White House this month took on a bigger role coordinating government agencies involved in the work, led by coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients, with a goal of announcing updates in coming days, said one official.

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U.S. officials say they are grappling with an array of challenges, including data privacy and health-care equity. They want to make sure all Americans will be able to get credentials that prove they have been vaccinated, but also want to set up systems that are not easily hacked or passports that cannot be counterfeited, given that forgeries are already starting to appear."


Continue reading the article online at the Boston Globe (subscription may be required) 
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/03/28/nation/vaccine-passports-are-way-developing-them-wont-be-easy/

Or where it originated with the Washington Post (subscription may be required):  



Friday, January 19, 2018

"October 2020, you will be asked for a passport or REAL ID"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"People who want to travel on planes throughout the United States will soon need a passport or what is being called a Real ID. 
Beginning on March 26, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will offer Real IDs, although they will not be required for travel until October 2020. 
The Real ID is a security standard created by the federal government in 2005 as part of measures after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. 
Everyone who is eligible for a Massachusetts driver’s license can obtain them, but there will be more stringent requirements, RMV spokeswoman Judith Reardon Riley said. "
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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180117/with-nod-toward-greater-security-registry-to-begin-issuing-real-ids

https://www.mass.gov/guides/real-id
https://www.mass.gov/guides/real-id

For additional info check out the Mass.gov site for Real ID
https://www.mass.gov/guides/real-id

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Town of Franklin: Passport Processing on hold until July 26; 2 Fire Fighters pass training



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The passport acceptance agent (Cindy Elz) will be on vacation until Wednesday, July 26. No passports can be accepted at this facility during this time.


This was shared from the Town of Franklin webpage
http://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/passport-processing




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Firefighter's Becki Carloni & Katherine Forest on their graduation from the Massachusetts Fire Academy pic.twitter.com/LyYWXoktiS — @FranklinMAfire photo
Firefighter's Becki Carloni & Katherine Forest on their graduation from the Massachusetts Fire Academy pic.twitter.com/LyYWXoktiS — @FranklinMAfire photo