Our Latinx community is constantly facing a higher risk for COVID-19, leaving the community as one of the most vulnerable communities in the state.
Some of these risks include the reliance of public transportation and due to educational and economic disparities, the likeliness to perform “essential” jobs—which cannot be done remotely and do not provide paid sick leave.
Nevada also relies heavily on tourism; over half of our funds come from sales tax and casino winnings. Over 90% of Nevadans work in the service industry and with COVID-19, thousands were left unemployed. This devastated the economy and many homes across the state, leaving Nevada as one of the impacted states in the country.