Covid-19 Update 5.22.20

Posted Friday May 22, 2020

Health Gap Community:

Welcome to our May 22nd Friday update! Our Virtual Town Hall series continues tomorrow, May 23, at 4pm with Cincinnati Health Commissioner Dr. Melba Moore, Dr. Paul Waller from TriHealth and Dr. Nita Walker from UC Health as our special guests. Please join us!

You can stay up to date on the latest issues around COVID-19 and its impact on our Black community by visiting And follow the Health Gap on Facebook for the latest news about community programs and helpful tips.

Stay strong, stay connected, keep praying!

Renee Mahaffey Harris, Health Gap President & CEO


Virtual Town Hall #7 on Saturday

Join us for the next installment of our Virtual Town Hall series on Saturday, May 23 at 4pm. Moderated once again by Cincinnati City Councilmember Jan Michele Lemon Kearney and hosted by the Center for Closing the Health Gap, this week’s event will feature the following panelists:

  • Melba Moore, Cincinnati Health Commissioner
  • Paul Waller, TriHealth
  • Nita Walker, UC Health

For login information or to listen to recordings of our previous Town Halls, visit


COVID and the Black Community

There continues to be significant coverage about the impact of COVID-19 on the Black community. We’re suffering from more death, more hospitalizations, more positive tests than other ethic groups. Here is a sampling of recent articles you can click to read:


Senator Brown Working on Much Needed Relief

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown – who joined us on our last Virtual Town Hall – is applauding the House of Representatives for its work on the Heroes Act, which includes several key priorities and much-needed relief for Ohio workers, small businesses and communities. The Heroes Act would provide financial assistance for state and local governments, essential workers, testing and contact tracing efforts, direct cash payments, worker safety provisions, housing assistance, small business relief and more. Read Senator Brown’s full press release here.

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