Governor Raimondo and Dr. Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, released new data, which reveals that nearly half of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 cases are within the Latino community. This is very alarming, given that Latinos only make up roughly 15% of the overall population.
In response, Latino leaders across the state have come together to address the socioeconomic factors that are contributing to Latinos being disproportionately affected by the virus. In addition, many are working diligently to help raise awareness and to ensure that all resources and information are available in Spanish.
Commissioner Infante-Green is committed to joining this effort and is hosting a distance learning town hall with Governor Raimondo, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 7 p.m. via Facebook Live.
They will try to answer as many questions as possible, and the remainder of the questions will be used to create a frequently asked questions document that will be shared on social media.
The state is working together to flatten the curve and ensure that the Latino community has the most up to date information through these kinds of community outreach.