This funding will support the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing program in an effort to encourage more people from communities of color to participate in contact tracing and build trust between communities of color and public health officials. The work will include creating videos and other materials in five languages to provide information about the contact tracing process as well as support for individuals who test positive and need to self-isolate. The materials will feature local community messengers.
The foundation awarded six grants to address the COVID-19 pandemic this quarter. More information on the foundation’s response to the pandemic is available in this report.