• Latino Leadership

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Latino Community: Francisca's Testimony

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates existing health, economic and educational inequities in the Latino community. During the initial months of the pandemic, Latinos, who work in essential services and have less access to healthcare, comprised a disproportionate share of infections in Placer County. Families working in the restaurant industry lost their employment, and school closures widened the education gap for those with limited online access.


Stories like those of Francisca's inspired us to bring attention to the struggles our families have faced due to COVID. Please watch the following for Francisca's testimony on the impacts of COVID-19 on the Latino community: