On March 4, 2020 the World Health Organization declared “coronavirus (COVID-19)” as a global pandemic. We know it’s been a hard couple of weeks for our community. We are surrounded by uncertainty and fear not only over COVID-19, but the ugly truth of racism against our communities that’s coming to harsher light along with this pandemic.
Our hearts go out to you, we hope you’re doing okay, and we want to assure you that we’re doing everything we can to make sure we’ll get through this safely together.
Now is the time for our immigrant AANHPI community to hold onto each other tighter than ever. We must remember that many of us cannot work from home and are not covered by government aid packages.
To address these gaps, we’ve created this COVID-19 community resources page. This list of resources is not meant to be exhaustive, but a good starting point to point our folks in the right direction so that they can get to the resources that they need.
In addition to keeping this list updated, we will also include policy updates in English and Korean that our communities can find on this page below (include posts with the tag corona). If our folks would like more immediate updates and action alerts, join our listserv and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
Also, a note to our allies. While we are all impacted by this pandemic, let’s take this moment to think about those who are most directly impacted: poor folks, our elders, people of color, and undocumented immigrants among other marginalized communities. If you see a GoFundMe or Venmo ask from someone on the web, please consider donating to it! It will take the power of community to ensure that we get through this, so let’s help each other out in every way we can 🙂