MEDFORD, Ore. --Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority to create an education campaign that provides COVID-19 information to the Latino community.
The effort provides COVID-19 information through Facebook posts, phone calls, Zoom meetings and drive-through events.
Artistic and managing director Luisa Zaragoza says providing people information in Spanish is crucial.
“Many of them don't have access to online resources and they cannot verify, you know, this is happening or this is going on. Giving them information directly in Spanish is much better,” Zaragoza said.
Zaragoza says misinformation can spread fear and prevent people from getting the details they need.
That’s why she’s using her connection to the community to help them stay informed.
Zaragoza says the community is thankful her company can provide those resources for them.