Protecting California’s Essential Workforce During the COVID-19 Emergency

September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted California’s essential workers, particularly Latino and Black workers, employed in low-wage industries. In our brief, “Protecting California’s Essential Workforce During the COVID-19 Emergency,” the objective of our analysis is to disentangle the social and economic risk factors that place communities of color at a greater risk of financial and health vulnerability due to COVID-19 because of their status as an essential frontline worker. The brief also outlines policy recommendations that the California State Legislature, local governments, and county agencies can implement to ensure that all essential workers are protected.

Read the policy brief here.