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COVID-19

Detailed data sheds new light on racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths

Jun 25, 2020

Nationwide, nursing homes, prisons and other “group quarters” are significant COVID hot spots. Nonetheless, the majority of deaths are among individuals who do not live in group quarters. Recently obtained detailed data from The Orleans Parish Coroner’s office reveals that racial disparities are even greater than previously thought, once deaths in group quarters are factored out.

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Who are the essential workers keeping the New Orleans region going?

May 07, 2020

This brief is a profile of workers in industries deemed “essential” and where a large portion of the workforce is likely still present on site. It covers demographics, earnings, and other characteristics to spotlight a few of the overlapping vulnerabilities that workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 may face.

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