Americares responds to hard-hit Native America community amid pandemic

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 08:08:43-04

CONNECTICUT — Native Americans have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The community has been facing disparities similar to the Black and Latino communities during the health crisis.

About 7,000 members of the Navajo Nation have tested positive for the coronavirus, and about 335 have died.

Connecticut-based organization Americares has responded with much-needed PPE and medical supplies.

Associate Director of Emergency Response at Americares Sambhavi Cheemalapati explains how the organization has responded to the Native American communities.