Pennsylvania officials weigh impact of COVID-19 on state’s Latino communities

Written by on April 16, 2020

Pennsylvania officials weigh impact of COVID-19 on state’s Latino communities

By Genesis Ortega

April 16, 2020

Norman Bristol-Colon

Nationwide, there are reports that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic populations. Here in Pennsylvania, one area of concern is the state’s Latino population – which includes at least 834,000 residents. 

WLVR Community Correspondent Genesis Ortega spoke with Norman Bristol-Colon, head of the state Department of Community and Economic Development and the Governor’s Census 2020 Commission. She asked if the state knows what percentage of cases are Latino. His response — we still don’t know.

Listen to the interview below.


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