Tracking COVID-19’s Effects by Race and Ethnicity
Weekly Updates on Americans’ Health, Housing, and Livelihoods
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed many thousands of lives and disrupted millions of jobs, but neither burden has been shouldered equally across American society. Black and brown communities in the US have been hit hardest, as is often the case in crises, worsening existing health and economic inequities.
Moving forward, policymakers and practitioners can work toward an equal recovery for all Americans by pursuing solutions that account for the pandemic’s unequal effects on communities of color. To design these race-conscious policies, policymakers need data to gauge how the pandemic may be affecting people’s health, housing, and livelihoods. This tool uses the near-real-time Household Pulse Survey data to track a set of measures for US households as the pandemic and recovery unfold. It will be updated weekly in the coming months.