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 10/20/2021 @6:40pm
Data Source: coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/
State of Utah
11,832 Pacific Islanders have contracted COVID-19 (Highest infection rate of all races/ethnicities, 23,170.5 cases per 100,000 PI population)
72 cases in the last 72 hours; 164 cases this week (since 10/08).
The Pacific Islander case rate is 1.5 times higher than the overall statewide rate
1,065 Pacific Islanders have been hospitalized for COVID-19 (Highest hospitalization rate of all races/ethnicities, 90 hospitalizations per 1,000 PI cases)
5 hospitalizations in the last 72 hours; 16 hospitalizations this week (since 10/08).
The Pacific Islander hospitalization rate is 2.1 times higher than the overall statewide rate
93 Pacific Islanders have died of COVID-19 in Utah (Highest mortality rate of all races/ethnicities, 182.1 deaths per 100,000 PI population).
1 death in the last 72 hours; 2 deaths this week (since 10/08).
The Pacific Islander death rate is 2.0 times higher than the overall statewide rate
COVID-19 Vaccine Options
Vaccines are now available for:
All individuals over 12 years of age
UPIHC Vaccination Clinic Option
COVID-19 Testing Locations
STATEWIDE TESTING SITE LOCATOR - https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations/
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