COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 deeply impacted communities across Massachusetts, but people of color are bearing a higher burden of cases and deaths relative to their population size.

Additional Information and Footnotes

Hispanic is used to reflect current data collection practices. We acknowledge this may not be the preferred term. Throughout this report, NH refers to Non-Hispanic. People of color refers to individuals identifying as Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Other. Unless otherwise noted, adults are ages 18+. Data are most recently available for the specified data source.

1 Hawkins, D. (2020). Differential occupational risk for COVID‐19 and other infection exposure according to race and ethnicity. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 63, 817-820. DOI: 10.1002/ajim.23145

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