COVID-19 Community Response

Here you will find up-to-date COVID-19 information and other useful resources for our Pacific Islander Communities.

Letʻs work together to keep our families safe and our community healthy.

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Pacific Islander COVID-19 Statistics

How is Our Community Being Impacted?

Last Updated 4/17/2021 @7:25pm

State of Utah

  • 9261 Pacific Islanders have contracted COVID-19 (Highest infection rate of all races/ethnicities, 18059.3 cases per 100,000 population)

    • 8 cases in the last 24 hours; 48 cases this week (since 4/11).

    • The Pacific Islander case rate is 1.4 times higher than the overall statewide rate (18059.3 cases per 100,000 population statewide)

  • 806 Pacific Islanders have been hospitalized for COVID-19 (2nd highest hospitalization rate of all races/ethnicities, 85.7 hospitalizations per 1,000 cases)

    • 0 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours; 6 hospitalizations this week (since 4/11).

    • The Pacific Islander hospitalization rate is 2.2 times higher than the overall statewide rate (85.7 hospitalizations per 1,000 cases statewide)

  • 64 Pacific Islanders have died of COVID-19 in Utah (2nd highest mortality rate of all races/ethnicities, 100.8 deaths per 100,000 population).

    • 0 deaths in the past 24 hours; 2 deaths this week (since 4/11).

    • The Pacific Islander death rate is 2.1 times higher than the overall statewide rate (47.0 deaths per 100,000 population statewide).

COVID-19 Vaccine Options

Vaccines are now available for:

  • Healthcare workers

  • Long-term care facility staff and residents

  • First responders

  • Ages 50 and older

  • BMI 30 or higher

  • K-12 teachers and school staff

  • Ages 16 and older with certain underlying medical conditions (list of medical conditions)

Below are different options available to you for receiving the vaccine if you qualify.

UPIHC Vaccination Clinic Option

We are coordinating some weekend vaccine clinics in the Salt Lake County area for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders that are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Healthcare Provider Option

The state of Utah has partnered with healthcare providers to provide vaccinations throughout Utah.

Intermountain Healthcare >> Book an appointment

Nomi Health >>Book an appointment

University of Utah Health >> Book an appointment

Local Health Department Option

Please reach out to a local health department for updates, to schedule an appointment, or if you have vaccination questions.



COVID-19 Testing Locations

STATEWIDE TESTING SITE LOCATOR - https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations/

MID-VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC - Please visit the website or call 801.417.0131 for appointments and information.

    • Tuesdays - (10:00am - 2:00pm) Mid-Valley Clinic, 8446 S. Harrison Street, Midvale

    • Wednesdays - (10:00am - 2:00pm) Mid-Valley Clinic, 8446 S. Harrison Street, Midvale

GRANGER MEDICAL TESTING SITES - Please visit the website or call 801.965.3684 for appointments and information

INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE TESTING SITES- Please visit the website or call 844.442.5224 for appointments and information.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH TESTING SITES- Please visit the website or call 844.745.9325 for appointments and information.

NEED A MASK? “A Mask for Every Utahn” is a state of Utah initiative, in partnership with the Utah Manufacturers Association, to help Utahns who may not have a face mask and are returning to the workplace or going out in public. The state will provide one mask to each resident who needs one, and will mail — upon request, once, and free of charge — up to six masks to each Utah mailing address.

Coronavirus Care Kit Drive

In partnership with the Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition, we are collecting donations to create care kits to be distributed throughout the Utah Pacific Islander community. We are collecting: gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. Cash donations are also accepted via PayPal (info@upicec.org) or Venmo (see below).

If you would like to make a donation, please contact our Medical Student Outreach Coordinators:

  • Siale Teaupa | 385.419.0305 | venmo @siale-vaitohi or

  • Telisha Tausinga | 385.355.1165 | venmo @telishatausinga

Utah Pacific Islander Community Contacts & Resources

Feel free to use and adapt this list of community contacts and resources for your own purposes.

Included in this contact list, we have compiled a list of state, county, and local resources that are available for you. Included in this document are resources for the following:

  • Resources in Pacific Islander Languages

  • Healthcare and COVID-19 testing

  • Food, utilities, jobs

  • Children and Families

  • Populations with unique needs

PLEASE email upihc801@gmail.com if you have any suggestions for other resources, or if you/ your organization would like to be listed as a community contact.

NHPI: Covid-19 Resource Page - Utah

State & Local Updates

Visit coronavirus.utah.gov for statewide case counts and resources including support for businesses, childcare, multilingual resources (Samoan & Tongan), and testing information.

Visit the Salt Lake County COVID-19 Data Dashboard for Salt Lake County case numbers that includes case numbers by demographics and zip code.

COVID-19 Safe Practices

SOCIAL DISTANCING

    • Stay at least 6 feet away from other people

    • Stay home when possible

WEAR A MASK

    • Make sure it covers your nose and mouth

    • Do not remove it when talking

HAND WASHING

    • Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 30 seconds

OTHER TIPS

  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes

  • Use credible information from places such as health department websites, CDC, and other reputable sources

COVID-19 Partner Organizations

The National Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team is led by a network of PI-serving organizations convened by PI-CoPCE (a national group of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander researchers, health experts, community leaders, and advocates).

UPIHC supports the efforts of the Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force - Multicultural Subcommittee

Community care packages, COVID19 resources in Pacific Islander languages, and much more

Non-partisan advocacy and capacity building for Pacific Islanders to get involved in our communities and find their leadership voice through voter registration and education, public policy, running for office, and more.