To Tackle Racial Disparities In COVID-19, California Enacts New Metric For Reopening

A man waits to cross the street in the largely Latino neighborhood of East Los Angeles on Aug. 7. California has implemented a new health equity metric to help address the outsize effect of coronavirus on the state

Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s health secretary, discusses a new health equity metric that requires larger counties to reduce coronavirus rates in minority communities before businesses can reopen.

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