Impact on Black Americans
The effects of COVID-19 on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups is still emerging; however, current data suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.
Members of racial and ethnic minorities may be more likely to live in densely populated areas because of institutional racism in the form of residential housing segregation. People living in densely populated areas may find it more difficult to practice prevention measures such as social distancing.
Many members of racial and ethnic minorities live in neighborhoods that are further from grocery stores and medical facilities, making it more difficult to receive care if sick and stock up on supplies that would allow them to stay home.
In the midst of the pandemic, its important to social distance as much as possible. It is imperative to distance until the numbers of cases and deaths go down.
The governor is calling this his “Stay Safe, Stay Home” initiative. The plan recommends that state residents do the following:
Governor Lamont's July 2, 2020 11AM Coronavirus Update
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Coronavirus Equity Considerations
The NAACP has released a resource to guide officials responsible for addressing health, economic, and other impacts, in remediating some of the issues that are disproportionately affecting communities of color.
Our policy experts have outlined key considerations and recommendations in containing the spread of the Coronavirus. View the full guide here.
Policy Briefs, Statements, and Letters