The coronavirus continues to spread across the United States. And with higher rates of chronic health conditions, limited access to healthcare, and greater economic insecurity, communities of color are being hit the hardest.
Especially vulnerable are those challenged by underlying conditions or poverty, from those experiencing homelessness or incarceration to young people in foster care. Many of our workers on the frontlines come from the neighborhoods with limited access to vital resources, like face masks, and have to not only care for themselves and their closest ones, but do their job of protecting us all.
They are mothers, fathers, old friends. They are our neighbors and our neighbors’ neighbors.
From the bike courier to the grocery store associate to the intake receptionist to the bedside nurse, we’re all connected. Each of us can either be a part of the spread, or we can stop it in its tracks. Right now, everything we do can help save lives and livelihoods—and it starts with you.
So, stay smart on local guidelines, keep at least six feet of distance from others, and when you go out, wear a mask. Do your part, every time, for everyone.