‘Devastating and dire’: Coronavirus cases rise in migrant communities

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Migrant farmworkers with H2A visas harvest romaine lettuce in King City, California. Ninety-three percent of California’s agricultural laborers are Latino, and coronavirus cases are mounting within the community. Photo credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed new legislation to support California communities disproportionately hit by the coronavirus. The $52 million bill would fund testing and tracing. LA Times Staff Writer Anita Chabria reported on how COVID-19 has hit agricultural communities particularly hard, especially in the San Joaquin Valley.



Evan Kleiman