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Crowded homes creating the perfect environment for COVID-19 cases to spread like wildfire in Santa Maria, an epicenter for the virus in Santa Barbara County.
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At least 64 agricultural workers have died of coronavirus in Santa Barbara County; 30 separate outbreaks reported among agricultural businesses.
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Community groups in Santa Barbara County have prioritized outreach in multiple languages and addressed risks of shared working, transportation and living environments for workers.
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This story was produced by Janine Zeitlin, a participant in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Data Fellowship.
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As harvest season approached, growers begged county officials to vaccinate their workers. But the state and counties didn’t prioritize vaccine doses for farmworkers in February. So the growers and doctors stepped in and set up their own clinics.
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This story by Janine Zeitlin, a participant in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Data Fellowship.
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"Ag workers are uniquely vulnerable to this virus because of the close proximity they often work and live," said California Assemblymember Robert Rivas.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2020 Impact Fund....

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