The number of workers who have died due to COVID-19 at a Colorado meat plant rose to four las week, and a fifth meat worker at a Cargill facility in Fort Morgan has also died of the disease. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health 102 employees at the JBS plant in Greeley have now tested positive for COVID-19, while four have died of the disease. At least three of those deaths have been Latino workers: Saul Sanchez, 78, Eduardo Conchas de la Cruz, 60, and Tibursio Rivera López, 69. The tragic deaths and the outbreaks at this and other meat plants across the country are raising alarms about the safety and the vulnerability of the nation’s food supply and the workers.
El censo es nuestra oportunidad de contribuir para que haya un mejor futuro en nuestra comunidad. Cada 10 años, los datos del censo ayudan a determinar cómo se distribuyen los fondos federales en nuestras comunidades. Cuando participas en el censo, tus respuestas están protegidas por 72 años y nadie puede compartir tu información personal con ninguna entidad del gobierno, esto incluye ICE, FBI y la policía.
In a somber turn of events It’s been evidently clear that in some communities Latinos and African Americans are dying at a higher alarming rate of COVID-19 when compared to other groups. The current COVID-19 emergency underlines the critical work LULAC and other organizations perform on behalf of the Latino and Hispanic Community in the United States.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is extending welcome help for owners of small businesses. This assistance is critical to our community because today there are 4.65 million Latino-owned companies representing 14% of the 33 million total U.S. businesses.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 which provides emergency relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor also announced that Ohio is launching a website to encourage Ohioans to continue to support local retailers and restaurants by shopping online, choosing local, ordering carryout from restaurants, and taking virtual tours of well-known attractions around the state.