UPDATE: Austin Public Health releases survey in Spanish on city’s response to COVID-19


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AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Friday, KXAN received calls from advocates within Austin’s Hispanic community expressing more frustrations over the city’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Latino neighborhoods.

Right now, the virus is disproportionately affecting people who identify as Hispanic in Travis County.

The city has been working to develop strategies to help slow the spread in these communities.

Leaders from the Latino community say the survey the city put out this week to get feedback was entirely in English — there was no Spanish option.

KXAN reached out to Austin Public Health to see if they had a Spanish version. At 9:41 P.M. on Friday, the agency sent KXAN the Spanish survey.

The deadline to weigh-in is July 15.

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