COVID-19 News

  • Last Thursday, August 4, the U.S. declared a public health emergency in response to the spread of monkeypox (MPV). Recently released CDC data indicates that reported MPV cases are largely among men (over 99%) and people who identify as Black (26%) or Latine (32%). Remember, monkeypox can affect anyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, and taking preventative steps is the best way to protect yourself from MPV.
  • The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union recently released a report that details the results of a large longitudinal survey of union members who are essential workers. Through the second year of the pandemic (July 2021 – May 2022), workers reported high incidences of reinfection with COVID-19. Overall, rates of infection were 10 times higher than that of the general population in the U.S.
  • August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month. Of the more than 100,000 people awaiting organ transplants in the U.S., over 60% are racial or ethnic minorities. Check out these resources in English and Spanish to promote organ donation, and encourage others to sign up to be organ donors.
  • Meet Sol! They are a bilingual digital tool, developed by CDM, with the purpose of answering the questions of migrant workers about COVID-19 and their labor rights. Find Sol at Do you have a concern about your labor rights and your health? Solve it with Sol!

Download the video in Spanish and English.

Download the audio in Spanish and English.


  • You may already know that the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrant, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) maintains a large library of multilingual COVID-19 resources, but did you know they also offer mini grants to cover the cost of printing and shipping the materials to you? If you would like to request NCR-RIM materials to be printed and shipped to you, apply here.
  • Tomorrow, August 10, at 1 PM to 2:30 PM ET, the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor is offering a webinar to help new and expecting parents learn what considerations their employers must make and how to assert their rights as new parents. Register here.

State Level Data Overview

COVID-19 vaccination rates by state

You may notice that we don’t have COVID-19 case data this week, as we’re in the process of making some updates to our data reporting processes. Please excuse the absence of that info this week. You can always check on cases, community levels, and hospitalization in any U.S. county on the CDC’s website. We’ll be back next week with all the data, we promise!

State Snapshots


  • The Delaware Division of Public Health has created a website to inform residents about monkeypox (MPV) that includes factsheets in English & Spanish as well as an MPV hotline number (1-866-408-1899) that is available Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

COVID-19 vaccination rates by county


  • The Somerset County Health Department will be hosting a migrant outreach event on Sunday, August 21 from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Westover camp. The Health Dept. plans to  offer COVID and Tdap vaccines. Those interested in participating will have to bring their own tables and chairs and should email Edna Blades at

COVID-19 vaccination rates by county


  • With the start of school in just a few weeks, Legal Aid Justice Center has created guidance in Spanish and English to help with school enrollment in Virginia.

COVID-19 vaccination rates by county

North Carolina

  • North Carolina has received national recognition for its community-driven approach to vaccine equity: The state has almost closed the gap between Black and white vaccination rates, and Latine community members have a higher vaccination rate than non-Latine people. A round of applause for all our North Carolina partners whose work to increase vaccine confidence has contributed to this success!
  • On September 17 from 12 PM to 6 PM, El Vínculo Hispano will host a Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, with many fun, free activities including COVID-19 vaccines. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

COVID-19 vaccination rates by county

South Carolina

  • This Wednesday and Thursday from 1 PM to 8 PM, a dental services clinic will be held in Gaffney for agricultural workers. For more information, check out these bilingual English/Spanish flyers.

COVID-19 vaccination rates by county


  • The Georgia Department of Health recently launched no-cost TestAndGo™ kiosks across the state. Individuals can find a kiosk that is convenient for them using this online map, collect a sample to be tested at the kiosk, return the sample at the kiosk, and receive results via text or email within 48 hours.

COVID-19 vaccination rates by county

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