COVID-19 and the Impact on Underrepresented Communities of Color




Armijo, Juan
Gillum, Nerissa L.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has impacted communities across the country, particularly ethnic and racial minority groups, such as Black and Latino families. These two groups have been disproportionately represented amongst the positive COVID-19 cases, with 33% of the cases being Latino individuals, who represent 18% of the U.S. population, and 22% Black individuals, who represent 13% of the population (Stokes et al., 2020). There are inequities in various systems and policies. Lack of access or barriers to healthcare, affordable housing, and financial resources all play a significant role in Black and Latino families during this pandemic (Center for Disease Control, 2021). This presentation will focus on discussing the systems and current family policies that may increase risk and exposure for these communities and disproportionately affect these underrepresented populations.


Creative Arts and Research Symposium
Creative Arts and Research Symposium