Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

New Surveys Highlight Concerns around COVID-19 & Schools Reopening

 

About the Data Insights

When asked how concerned they are about the pandemic, 40% of Americans said they were very concerned. Proximity to coronavirus deaths heightens levels of concern for Black Americans. 19% of Black adults say that they know someone who died of COVID-19, 8 points more than white adults. The lack of access to resources to address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black and Hispanic communities has also shaped the percieved risk of schools reopening. Another survey found that 70% of parents believe it is risky for schools to reopen in the fall, with Black and Hispanic parents voicing more concerns than their white counterparts.

Citations

Concern about the COVID-19 pandemic: Morning Consult

Risk in sending your child to school: Axios

This data insights illustrates how Hispanic and Black Americans are more concerned about COVID-19 and schools reopening than their white counterparts.