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Disparities in the distribution of COVID-19 testing sites in black and Latino areas in New York City

Grigsby-Toussaint, D.S., Shin, J.C., Jones, A.

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Peer Review Study

Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study compares data from the NYC coronavirus data repository with 2018 American Community Survey 5-year census estimates to examine the distribution of testing sites across New York City by race in May 2020. During this time, the results found that testing sites for primarily Black and Latinx communities increased, but primarily White areas still had the highest number of testing sites. The study team created ZIP-code level maps showing testing site distribution using ArcGIS as a part of this study.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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