Nashville’s new campaign to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates among communities of color includes plans for immigrants, refugees and people who don’t consider English their primary language.
Immigrant and refugee households have represented an outsized share of coronavirus cases in Nashville. But the city is still playing catch-up to provide critical services to contain the spread of COVID-19, especially among Spanish speakers.
Nashville’s health department is focusing its coronavirus response on hot spots among immigrant communities in Antioch and Madison. A key part of a new plan described Tuesday will provide hotel rooms to isolate positive patients.
A 30-year-old charity clinic in Nashville opened its first satellite location on Tuesday. And it just so happens to be in one of the zip codes hardest hit by COVID-19.
About 2,000 people marched peacefully in downtown Nashville on Saturday during a day of nationwide protests in response to racism and police brutality. This latest event was organized by the Somali Students’ Association at Middle Tennessee State University. Its members include many from the region’s Muslim community, who say they want to show solidarity with […]
For more than eight weeks, Southeast Nashville has been the site of a coronavirus hot spot. It’s home to some of the city’s most diverse communities. In Nashville and across the country, people of color are being disproportionately affected by the virus. The Metro Public Health Department has published heat maps showing where new and […]
For most of the coronavirus pandemic, Nashville’s biggest hot spot for new cases has been in South Nashville — home to a large international community. But it’s taken city officials weeks to ramp up efforts that connect immigrants and refugees to the resources they need.