COVID-19 Race/Ethnicity Data Analysis Illustrates Disparities in Boulder County

Longmont Observer

“At the heart of these disparities is systemic racism which we know from research produces institutional barriers to things like preventive medical care, healthy food, safe and stable housing, quality education, reliable transportation, and clean air. These barriers negatively impact a person’s health outcome,” said Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health executive director. “COVID-19 does not discriminate, it affects people of every age and race/ethnicity. Using this data helps us to focus our prevention efforts to ensure all people in our community have equal access to information, opportunities, and care.”