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 06/22/2022 @ 1:37 PM

Data Source: coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/

State of Utah

  • 18,308 Pacific Islanders have contracted COVID-19 (Highest infection rate of all races/ethnicities, 54,457 cases per 100,000 PI population)

    • 84 Pacific Islanders have been infected with COVID-19 over the last week

    • The Pacific Islander case rate is 1.8 times higher than the overall statewide rate

  • 1,360 Pacific Islanders have been hospitalized for COVID-19 (Highest hospitalization rate of all races/ethnicities, 74 hospitalizations per 1,000 PI cases)

    • 5 Pacific Islanders have been hospitalized with COVID-19 over the last week

    • The Pacific Islander hospitalization rate is 2.0 times higher than the overall statewide rate

  • 124 Pacific Islanders have died of COVID-19 in Utah (Second highest mortality rate of all races/ethnicities, 368.8 deaths per 100,000 PI population).

    • 0 Pacific Islanders have died from COVID-19 over the last week

    • The Pacific Islander death rate is 2.5 times higher than the overall statewide rate

About Covid-19 Vaccination Options

Below is information about each COVID-19 vaccine that is currently available:

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (2 doses, 21 days apart):

  • Ages 5 and older

Moderna (2 doses, 28 days apart):

  • Ages 18 and older

Johnson & Johnson (1 dose):

  • Ages 18 and older

Booster (3rd doses) available:

Booster doses are available for anyone ages 12 or older who got their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 5 months ago or their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago. If you are 12 to 17 years old, you can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for your booster dose right now. People who are immunocompromised may also get a 3rd primary dose AND a booster dose.

    • Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine:

      • 12 and older, must be 5 months since receiving their second dose of the vaccine

      • Ages 12-17 can only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

    • Moderna:

      • 18 and older, must be 6 months since receiving their second dose of the vaccine

    • Johnson & Johnson

      • 18 and older, must be 6 months since receiving their original dose of the vaccine

    • "The CDC allows mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines to help provide greater flexibility and increased protection for people getting booster shots. People can get a different type of booster vaccine than the type of vaccine they originally received."

Source: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine/

Where To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine

UPIHC Mobile At-Home Vaccination Clinic Option

Pacific Islander families and individuals in need of the vaccine and/or booster shots can request our mobile vaccination service where we come to you.

Complete our request form to sign up for this service.

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

We have at-home testing kits and respirator masks available to the Pacific Islander community. Request an at-home Covid-19 testing kit and/or mask here.

Please note that rapid at-home tests are not necessarily 100% accurate, a PCR test will provide more accurate results. If you test positive on a self test, we recommend scheduling a PCR test for confirmation. You can visit the statewide testing locator below to find the nearest testing location near you.

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

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 admin@upihc.org 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.