Illinois is launching a new radio and social media campaign -- in multiple languages — aimed at Latino and immigrant communities to make sure they get COVID-19 resources.
The state’s Dept. of Human Services is collaborating with faith-based institutions, food pantries and schools to provide family protection packs that will include face masks, hand sanitizer and hand wipes.
“Many communities, specifically the Latinx community, has really been hit hard. The top five ZIP codes has consistently been in communities and neighborhoods that are Latino, Latinx,” Lilian Jiminez of the Office of Welcoming Centers for Refugees & Immigrant Services told Fox Chicago.
The state says the Latino community accounts for 21% of its positive coronavirus cases. About $60 million has been allocated by Illinois during the pandemic to help organizations serve immigrant communities with testing and treatment.