A helpline connects Indigenous immigrants to crucial COVID-19 information

After a contact tracing effort spurred by an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Lincoln County, Oregon resulted in the realization that resources weren't being offered in Indigenous Mayan languages, the Oregon Health Authority created a helpline to better connect community members with translators. The hotline is now being used in several other counties and has also been used to offer additional public health information – such as when wildfires began erupting throughout the state.

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