Tracking COVID’s Spread Inside a Tight-Knit Latino Community

Tracking COVID’s Spread Inside a Tight-Knit Latino Community

“I ended up calling 13 different families, and I put a total of 85 people in isolation or quarantine,” Rebolledo León recalled. People fighting the spread of COVID-19 face many unique challenges when doing contact tracing among low-income Latino immigrants in tight-knit communities. “They are the backbone of what makes this town go round,” Rebolledo León said. “I wanted them to have access to a nurse,” Rebolledo León said. So much so that many people Rebolledo León had never met recognized her as Nurse Ximena from the videos.

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