Lower income Black communities are being hit extremely hard by COVID-19. The spread of the virus, coupled with inadequate access to health care, urban density, and high use of public transportation, puts our community at high risk said Nekima Levy Armstrong. Volunteers handed out masks and gloves to community members Wednesday April 8, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.
To maintain social distancing, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board this week announced the cancellation of most recreational activities through Aug. 31. The decision will be a major disruption to families across Minneapolis, put the jobs of hundreds of seasonal employees in limbo and result in millions of dollars in lost revenue for the Park Board.