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Survey Measuring Effects Of COVID-19 On Communities Of Color

The city of Albany wants to better understand how residents are experiencing the coronavirus pandemic, especially those from communities of color.
Residents are invited to take a 5-minute online COVID-19 Community Survey. Chief City Auditor Dorcey Applyrs:

"In preparation for what some anticipate as in a second wave of COVID-19, my office is collecting this information so that we can provide recommendations in the form of a report to Mayor Kathy Sheehan."

Applyrs says the survey closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. It's anonymous and is available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

"We want to ensure that we are addressing disparities in health outcomes that we've seen with COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents of color."

You can take the survey HERE.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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