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Latinos make up 71% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?

Posted: September 8, 2020

Officials in the San Rafael tech shop were able to build a mesh Wi-Fi network to connect students in the dense Canal Neighborhood with the help of volunteer expertise and funding from across sectors.

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September 4th: A Step Forward

Posted: September 4, 2020

Updates on our COVID-19 efforts, advocacy and policy work, and the Canal Wi-Fi network and more.

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Connecting families to federal benefits

Posted: September 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has intensified long-standing inequities caused by language barriers, underscoring challenges that non-English speakers face accessing critical information during public health emergencies.

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Contact Investigator Arandu Alvarez supports clients to quarantine when they have been exposed to COVID-19.

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Investigating COVID cases in the Canal

Posted: September 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has intensified long-standing inequities caused by language barriers, underscoring challenges that non-English speakers face accessing critical information during public health emergencies.

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Letter from Chief Executive Officer, Omar Carrera

Posted: August 28, 2020

In response to recent actions that some describe as racial profiling and racially motivated by police officers in Tiburon, California, Canal Alliance stands behind its values of inclusion, safety, and mutual respect to support Tiburon business owners, Yema Khalif and Hawi Awash.

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Radio: ‘Our Communities Are In Crisis’: Latinos and Covid-19

Posted: August 26, 2020

Officials in the San Rafael tech shop were able to build a mesh Wi-Fi network to connect students in the dense Canal Neighborhood with the help of volunteer expertise and funding from across sectors.

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August 20th: Run to Raise!

Posted: August 20, 2020

Updates on the Canal Wi-Fi network, the Canal Digital Access Equity Fund and more.

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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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