CCIS Spotlight: Risk Mitigation & Access to Testing

The COVID Community Impact Survey (CCIS) Risk Mitigation & Access to Testing Spotlight highlights inequities related to testing access and ability to reduce risk for COVID-19.

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Summary of key findings

  • Many people are unable to social distance at work and  in their neighborhoods.​ Individuals who are the most worried about becoming infected with COVID-19, are also the least able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others, especially when in retail/grocery stores and at work.
  • People who cannot work from home lack essential protections and ability to social distance at work.​ People who were less likely ​to be provided by their employers with ​PPE and social distancing ​as forms of protection include individuals with lower educational attainment and income​, those with disabilities,​ persons of color, and ​those who speak a language other than English.​
  • During the data collection period, only half of respondents working outside of the home reported ever being tested for COVID-19. These respondents were also nearly twice as likely to report having tested positive for COVID-19 when compared to those working from home who had been tested.​

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