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COVID-19 Disproportionately Affecting Communities of Color

screenshot of Spectrum News 1 story on COVID-19 impacts on communities of color

“It's simply unacceptable, and should be unacceptable to every Ohioan, that in our great state of Ohio, in the year 2020, zip code, zip code still determines to a great extent how long you will live, how well you will live,’ said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. 

Governor Mike DeWine is rolling out a slew of new resources that aim to tackle racial inequality during this pandemic. The first two are a set of maps. 

The first is a map allowing users to access county-level COVID-19 data by race and ethnic background,” DeWine said. 

Get the full story from Spectrum News 1.


Spectrum News 1 is a media partner with WKSU in the Informed Communities collaborative reporting projects looking at connecting vulnerable populations in Northeast Ohio with the information on infant mortality, helping mothers and babies stay safe, and on evictions, connecting residents with what they need to know to avoid and/or recover following an eviction.