Although Hispanic and Latinx communities represent ~9.3% of North Carolina's population, they constitute ~46% of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. Durham's El Centro Hispano is a local organization aiming to change this disparity through it's new program.

Campaign aims to promote unified message, stop COVID-19 spread in N.C. Latinx community

“Really my hope is that people receive the information they need to take care of themselves,” Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, the CEO and president of El Centro Hispano, said. “We also want people to let us know what their concerns, fears and struggles are so that we can really support the community during this time.”


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Chapel Hill Transit U bus driver gives thumbs up signal as he approaches the bus stop outside of the UNC Student Stores

Your guide to fall 2020 Chapel Hill Transit

As incoming students look forward to moving to Chapel Hill, the leaders of the Transit system that keeps them moving also looks to plan for bussing UNC's student body and the Town of Chapel Hill during a pandemic.