The National Center for Farmworker Health created worker-centered fotonovelas in Spanish and English to help workers understand long COVID and access related health resources.
Last week, OSHA held a kickoff event for its new U & T Visa Certification Program, which will support workers who report unsafe working conditions and participate in OSHA investigations. These workers may be eligible for U or T visas, as they may be victims of crimes. OSHA’s website on U & T Visa Certifications offers additional information, and National COSH also created fact sheets in English and Spanish.
According to updated data released by OSHA, between January 1, 2015, and May 31, 2022, employers in 29 states reported 74,025 severe injuries. In a new report, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) calculated that an astonishing average of 27 workers have suffered amputations or hospitalizations every day. EPI’s analysis also cites that meat and poultry packing companies like Tyson Foods, JBS/Pligrim’s Pride, Cargill, and the subcontracting sanitation agency Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI) rank among the most dangerous workplaces.
The Central Shenandoah Health District in Virginia is hiring a Maternal Child Health Educator – bilingual applicants who speak Spanish and English are preferred. Job descriptions and application instructions are available in English and Spanish.
State Level Data Overview
You may notice that we don’t have data on COVID-19 case rates this week. We’re working through a technical issue and hope to be able to share case-related data again soon.
COVID-19 vaccination rates by state
Volunteers have played a critical role during pandemic response, and the Delaware State Office of Volunteerism is looking for youth 17 years of age or younger or a youth group whose efforts deserve to be recognized. Learn more about the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards and submit a nomination.
Are you gathering with friends and family for Easter this year? The Dorchester County Health Department is hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 supply event on April 7 from 10 AM to 12 PM so that you can have supplies like rapid tests and KN95 masks to ensure that everyone at your gathering is practicing COVID-19 safety.
It’s tax season, and if you make less than $60,000, you can have your taxes done for free at Nandua High School on the Eastern Shore! Services are available in both English and Spanish, and appointments required – learn more here.
Last week, North Carolina became the 40th state to expand Medicaid, providing coverage to over half a million additional people in the state. This expansion, enabled by the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, could indicate that expanding Medicaid and low-cost health care coverage is popular with the general public and has bipartisan support.
We know the digital divide created access challenges for workers throughout the pandemic, and Get Connected SC wants to hear from South Carolinians about their internet access. Help improve internet connectivity by taking a survey in Spanish or English.