Black, Latinx, Indigenous and Communities of Color have been some of the hardest hit from the coronavirus pandemic.  

The Centers for Disease Control reports that Blacks are twice as likely to get infected, while Latinx individuals are almost two times as likely to get infected. In deaths, Blacks are dying at two times the rate of their White counterparts while Latinos are 2.3 times more likely to die from the virus.  

In a recent conversation hosted by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) and the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO), local leaders had an opportunity to learn the root of hesitancy in BIPOC communities, how local leaders can address these historical inequities and the impact of the digital divide during this pandemic.