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Black, Latino People 3x More Likely To Get The Coronavirus, Idaho Proves No Exception

Idaho farmworkers pick up food boxes during a Community Council of Idaho distribution in Canyon County in April. Advocates worried farmworkers may not have adequate coronavirus protection are collecting masks.

As Idaho’s COVID-19 numbers continue to skyrocket, one thing remains the same: Latino and Black people are three times more likely to become infected as their white neighbors, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nicole Foy is a reporter with the Idaho Statesman and has been following how Idaho’s Latino population has been doing during the pandemic. She joins Idaho Matters live to talk about what she’s heard. 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.