Select Committee discusses health impact of COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color

St. Paul, Minnesota — Today, the House Select Committee on Minnesota’s Pandemic Response and Rebuilding held a hearing on the disparate health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color. 

“It is clear that COVID-19 is having a much greater negative impact on Minnesota’s communities of color than white Minnesotans. It’s important for us to better understand why this is happening and how the Minnesota Legislature can take action to help, both in the short term and into the future,” said House Speaker Melissa Hortman. “We have to do all we can to save lives and prevent needless suffering and tragedy.”

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