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Digital Divide in the Canal

Posted: August 19, 2020

COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders have exacerbated many issues facing Latino immigrants in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. One issue that has long existed but is much more visible as a result of the pandemic is the lack of digital access in the Canal. Now thousands of students in the Canal are required to participate in distance learning, yet many have limited access.

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Marin gets Canal community involved in COVID-19 response plan

Posted: August 18, 2020

Marin’s public health officer detailed the approach to the COVID-19 crisis facing San Rafael’s predominantly Latino Canal neighborhood as the county prepares this week to continue reopening.

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Spotlight on California: Navigating Back to School in a Coronavirus Hot Spot

Posted: August 14, 2020

As COVID-19 cases spiked across the South and West over the summer, California surpassed New York to become the state with the most coronavirus cases. In July, Governor Gavin Newsom responded to the surge by ordering all schools in counties with rising infections and hospitalizations to prepare to hold all classes online when schools reopen for the fall term.

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Marin supervisors to consider ‘sanctuary’ policy demand

Posted: August 14, 2020

Marin Independent Journal article by: Richard Halstead Under pressure from activists, the Marin County Board of Supervisors plans to take up a request to declare the

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West Marin’s census response still well below national average

Posted: August 12, 2020

Point Reyes Light article by: Braden Cartwright The United States Census Bureau is ending its counting efforts a month sooner than previously announced, and West

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Editorial: Overdue Wi-Fi for Canal coming just in time

Posted: August 12, 2020

Marin Independent Journal editorial by: Marin IJ Editorial Board From limbo to a lifeline, stretching broadband connection into San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood could become a reality

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Poverty, ‘structural racism’ impact virus’ spread in Marin

Posted: August 10, 2020

Catholic San Francisco Article by: Christina Gray and Lorena Rojas The unequal impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic and Latino communities has been noted with concern

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Latino workers bear brunt of second wave of COVID-19 in ritzy Marin County

Posted: August 10, 2020

Latinos make up 16% of Marin County’s population, yet currently account for nearly 80% of the county’s coronavirus cases. It’s the largest racial disparity of any county in the Bay Area, and part of the reason the county has landed on the state’s watch list.

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Marin County hires Spanish speakers to trace virus spread

Posted: August 8, 2020

The Mercury News Article by: Matthew Pera Marin County is bolstering its roster of Spanish-speaking public health workers in an effort to curb the spread

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Marin Voice: Attempt to skip undocumented immigrants is unconstitutional

Posted: August 6, 2020

Marin IJ News Article by Omar Carrera and Chandra Alexandre In June 2019, Canal Alliance and Community Action Marin were selected by the Marin County Board of

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