As COVID-19 cases increase and more people have to stay home, workers are losing their jobs, health care systems are overwhelmed, many local businesses are at risk of closing permanently. The pandemic laid bare the structural inequities and injustices that threaten the city’s well-being, safety, and prosperity.
Ensuring that every resident gets tested and receive a COVID vaccine will be my top priority as your mayor. I will work to eliminate the impact of physical, social, and environmental factors: housing conditions, racism, and economic conditions, all of which affect health status over time. I will pursue a combined focus on community and policies that impact stability and design programs that alter and alleviate the underlying forces at the heart of the social determinants of health.