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.
Pacific Islander COVID-19 Statistics
How is Our Community Being Impacted?
Last Updated 5/21/2021 @3:05pm
State of Utah
9510 Pacific Islanders have contracted COVID-19 (Highest infection rate of all races/ethnicities, 18059.3 cases per 100,000 population)
38 cases in the last 72 hours; 38 cases this week (since 5/15).
The Pacific Islander case rate is 1.4 times higher than the overall statewide rate (18059.3 cases per 100,000 population statewide)
832 Pacific Islanders have been hospitalized for COVID-19 (2nd highest hospitalization rate of all races/ethnicities, 85.7 hospitalizations per 1,000 cases)
1 hospitalizations in the past 72 hours; 1 hospitalizations this week (since 5/15).
The Pacific Islander hospitalization rate is 2.2 times higher than the overall statewide rate (85.7 hospitalizations per 1,000 cases statewide)
65 Pacific Islanders have died of COVID-19 in Utah (2nd highest mortality rate of all races/ethnicities, 100.8 deaths per 100,000 population).
1 deaths in the past 24 hours; 1 deaths this week (since 5/15).
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:
Long-term care facility staff and residents
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions for other resources, or if you/ your organization would like to be listed as a community contact.
State & Local Updates
COVID-19 Safe Practices
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
Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 30 seconds
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes
Use credible information from places such as health department websites, CDC, and other reputable sources