The coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the lives of people in California’s rural agricultural areas. Low income rural communities are among the hardest hit. Guest analysts and local officials report on pandemic relief available for workers in California’s farming valleys, including food assistance, rent relief, unemployment benefits, small business loans, access to Covid testing, and mental health support.
Guests: Sebastián Sánchez, Associate Secretary for Farmworker Liaison and Immigrant Services, Labor Workforce Development Agency, Los Angeles, CA; Ellie Bojorquez, Public Health Project Specialist, Kern County Public Health Services, Bakersfield, CA; Rey Leon, Mayor, Huron, CA
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