The Latino Community Association (LCA) will join the fight against the spread of COVID-19 with a $108,265 grant from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). LCA plans to hire three bilingual team members to carry out the work, which will include education and outreach, contact tracing and wraparound services to assist individuals who have been exposed or infected.
Health workers in Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook counties will be able to refer any person who tests positive for COVID-19 to LCA team members to follow up with them and make sure they have what they need while quarantined. They will be trained by OHA to do contact tracing to ensure that anyone who has been in contact with the infected person also gets the care they need.
For more information or to contact one of LCA’s COVID-19 outreach workers, call 541-598-6316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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