Coronavirus

Work-based Risks to Latino Workers and their Families From COVID-19

By and ·May 26, 2020
Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

The Issue:

The public health emergency brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is putting front and center the health and safety risks that many workers face on a daily basis. Perhaps most salient, some traditionally low-risk occupations like grocery store cashiers are now the workers facing some of the highest

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Incarceration and the COVID-19 Crisis

By , and ·May 20, 2020
Texas A&M University, New York University and University of Pennsylvania

The Issue:

The novel coronavirus outbreak has focused attention on the potential for disease transmission in prisons and jails. Prisons and jails present significant challenges to containing disease outbreak. Many called for immediate reductions in prison and jail populations in order to protect the health of inmates,

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COVID-19 Impact on Indigenous Peoples in the U.S.

By ·May 12, 2020
University of California, Los Angeles

The Navajo Nation estimates that up to 30% of the population must haul water because they are not served by piped water systems.

The Issue:

There is emerging evidence that many disadvantaged communities in the United States are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Native American communities share some

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Essential and Frontline Workers in the COVID-19 Crisis

By , and ·April 30, 2020
Cornell University and DIW Berlin / Universität Hamburg

The Issue:

The “Great Lockdown” arising from the COVID-19 pandemic has not been universal – essential workers, who are vital for the core functions of the economy and the society, are still on the job. But not all essential workers face the same level of risk of infection. Some of these workers are “frontline”

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Prioritizing Testing and Workplace Re-opening Under COVID-19

By , and ·April 29, 2020
Wayne State University and Wayne State School of Medicine

Click here for a table of Michigan industries detailing proximity, ability to work from home, layoff risk and employment.

The Issue:

States are contemplating and initiating the reopening of their economies at a time when the virus has not completely disappeared and months before the earliest vaccine is even possible.

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Labor Demand in the Time of COVID-19

By , and ·April 24, 2020
University of Rochester, McGill University and Stony Brook University

The Issue:

More than 26 million workers have filed for unemployment in a span of five weeks in the United States. The historic and sudden rise in unemployment across the country is without precedent. Looking beneath the headline numbers can provide a clearer view of the fast evolving situation. Initial Unemployment

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