Multicultural Resources

Multicultural communities have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus. We encourage communities to follow state and local health guidelines. Please refer to the following information & organizations to help the decrease health disparities affecting our communities and remember that by following guidelines, you protect yourself and those around you. Let’s work together to inform, uplift, and recover.


Case Counts for Racial Ethnic Populations

The state compiles case count data by demographics. These numbers can be found on the Case Counts page by clicking on the Demographics tab located along the blue bar above the charts.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccine testing has been done under best practices across all demographics to ensure it will have the most productive result for all communities. In our day, as in the past, there is a lack of trust in vaccinations, but as COVID-19 continues to impact people of color at higher rates, experts have advised that vaccinations are essential in defeating COVID-19. Learn more at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine |En Español: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vacunas/

Educational Resources


Everything you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine: safety, side effects, and more.


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When and where to get vaccinated.


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Community Webinars on COVID-19 Vaccine


Community organizations have partnered to provide vaccine information sessions to a variety of diverse groups. Learn from local experts and community leaders about how you can prepare to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Share widely so that all can make informed decisions and combat misinformation.

Diverse Communities Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

Latino Community (La Comunidad Latina)

The Latino community makes up 14.2% Utah’s total population, but it accounts for the highest portion of all positive COVID-19 cases among underrepresented groups. Individuals, businesses, and community leaders should be practicing social distancing measures to bring case counts down. Mixed-immigration status families should know that their health comes first and to seek testing or medical treatment without fear of legal repercussions. Personal information given to health professionals will not be used against you. Please refer to the following information & organizations to help decrease health disparities through personal protection, accurate information and resources, and advocacy support.

La comunidad latina representa el 14.2% de la población total de Utah, pero representa la porción más alta de todos los casos positivos de coronavirus entre los grupos subrepresentados. Los individuos, las empresas y los líderes de la comunidad deberían estar practicando medidas de distanciamiento social para reducir los casos. Las familias con estatus de inmigración mixta deben saber que su salud es lo primero y buscar pruebas o tratamiento médico sin temor a repercusiones legales. La información personal dada a los profesionales de la salud no se utilizará en su contra. Consulte la siguiente información y organizaciones para ayudar a disminuir las disparidades de salud a través de la protección personal e información y recursos.



Pacific Islander Community

The Pacific Islander community makes up 1.6% Utah’s total population, but it accounts for a disproportionate amount of positive COVID-19 cases. According to the Utah Department of Health Data, Pacific Islanders currently have the second highest COVID-19 infection rate of any racial-ethnic group in Utah and also have the second highest hospitalization rate of any other population in the state. Please refer to the following information & organizations to help decrease health disparities through personal protection, accurate information and resources, and advocacy support.

Black Community

The Black and African-American community makes up 2.1% of Utah’s total population, but it accounts for a disproportionate amount of positive COVID-19 cases. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and urge Utah to dispel racism of all forms and respond to this pandemic in such a way that protects our most vulnerable and at-risk. Please refer to the following information & organizations to help decrease health disparities through personal protection, accurate information and resources, and advocacy support.

Asian Community

The Asian community has been uniquely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through a rise in xenophobic narratives. If you have been the victim of a hate crime, please report the incident to the U.S. Department of Justice-Utah Office and utilize the OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, Hate Incident Reporting Tool. Please refer to the following information & organizations to help decrease health disparities through personal protection, accurate information and resources, and advocacy support.

American Indian & Alaska Native Communities

The American Indian & Alaska Native communities make up 2.3% of Utah’s total population, but account for a disproportionate amount of positive COVID-19 cases. The State of Utah continues to work closely with tribal partners and state and local public health officials to coordinate a comprehensive public health response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Navajo Nation has been hardest hit. Information specific to this effort can be found at http://health.utah.gov/indianh/. Also be sure to visit the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake’s website for community resources available near you: https://uicsl.org/.


LGBTQIA+ Community

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and new updates roll in rapidly, LGBTQIA+ communities have also been affected significantly. Please refer to the following information & organizations to help decrease health disparities through personal protection, accurate information and resources, and advocacy support.

COVID-19 Testing Efforts



    A Message from Utah’s Faith Leaders





    Resources in other Languages


    Information packets and flyers have been translated into over 20 different languages and can be used to make sure individuals have information in their native language. New documents are constantly being added.

    Resources in other Languages

    Mental Health

    Public health officials have advised that individuals practice social distancing or limit physical interactions to decrease potential of COVID-19 spread. We understand this may take a toll on mental health. Please take time to assess your mental health accordingly and look to the following list of culturally-aware mental health organizations for support and resources:

    If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Hunstman CrisisLine at 801-587-3000. Other crisis resources and crisis-related telephone hotlines (suicide, domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse) are available at http://utahsuicideprevention.org/get-help.

    About the Multicultural Advisory Committee


    A recent study by the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs showed that many communities of color, low-income and other underserved communities are facing additional challenges because of the pandemic. On April 23, 2020 the Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force created the Multicultural Advisory Committee of the State of Utah’s COVID-19 Response to ensure that vulnerable and underserved communities receive important news and information about the current pandemic.

    To learn more about the Multicultural Advisory Committee’s purpose and goals, including how to contact the committee members, click here.