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SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among California Farmworkers: Monterey County

2020/10/22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

COVID-19 and Health Inequities Seminar Series


Two men smilingJoseph Lewnard and Maximiliano Cuevas

Farmworkers are an essential workforce population in the United States whose continued work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been critical to the security of the food supply. However, the living and working conditions of this population, together with profound social, legal, and economic marginalization, have created a perfect storm in the context of the pandemic. We will describe an ongoing study of the epidemiology of COVID-19 and impact of the pandemic among farmworkers in Monterey County, California, undertaken in partnership with Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas, the primary provider of healthcare to this population.






The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has disproportionately affected communities of color, people living in poverty, and other marginalized groups. Speakers will explore how COVID-19 exposure risk, the quality of COVID-19-specific medical care, and social determinants of health contribute to disparate trends in COVID-19 infection and mortality seen in the United States. Speakers will be asked to comment on the major public health needs, such as data collection and studies performed, that are required to support a more equitable pandemic response.


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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