Update: COVID on the Northside

Mary Jordan

by Mary Jordan, Nurse Practitioner, Northside Teen Clinic at PCYC

In all parts of the United States, Black, Indigenous and people of color have been by far the most adversely affected by COVID-19, and the North Minneapolis community is no different. Our PCYC neighbors have been and continue to be very stressed under the weight of this virus.  Sheer numbers illustrate the impact:

(Minnesota Department of Health report, 10/15/20)
% of the population of MN Proportion of COVID cases
White 80% 52% / 50% of all hospitalizations
Black 6% 15% / 20% of all hospitalizations
Hispanic 5% 14% / 3% of all hospitalizations

Community partners all over North Minneapolis are stepping up to help mitigate the hardship for our families. One of the most immediate ways you can help individuals and families struggling to meet their basic needs, particularly for food, is to make a donation to support NorthPoint’s Food Shelf and Mobile Food Program at northpointhealth.org.

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