San Antonio, TX 78204
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San Antonio, TX 78283
Published on Thursday, September 24, 2020
CONTACT: Rosana Galaviz
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SAN ANTONIO (September 24, 2020) – The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) is hosting a webinar featuring a briefing from Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia is participating in this virtual event and was invited to be part of a roundtable discussion and strategic planning session with state-wide leaders following the briefing. The impact of COVID-19 in Hispanic and Latino communities is a prevalent concern and health disparities continue to play a role in the spread of this communicable disease.
This event is made possible through the leadership at TAMACC, including Samuel Guzman, Chairman of the Board and J.R. Gonzalez, Executive Vice Chair who will also serve as moderator during the webinar, and Pauline E. Anton, President and CEO. Other participants include representatives from hospitals, school districts, business leaders and elected officials.
A virtual press conference will also take place at the conclusion of the event to emphasize the need to develop plans to mitigate the deadly impact of COVID-19 in minority communities and implement effective public health strategies. Urban, suburban and rural communities have seen the varying effects of this pandemic and the distinct perspectives offered by representatives from different parts of the state will help guide a fruitful discussion.
“Unfortunately, our local community is also following national trends with people of color contracting and dying of COVID-19 at higher rates compared to non-Hispanic whites,” commented Councilwoman Rocha Garcia, “That is why it is so crucial for our City to have targeted efforts focused on outreach and intervention in communities that have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. Advocating and supporting funding opportunities to make this possible will continue to be a priority even as the number of cases continues to decline and we enter a ‘safer’ phase of our resilience and recovery plan.”
Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)
Categories: City News, Mayor & Council, District 4 News