Dr. Jason Douglas
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted persistent health disparities affecting disadvantaged populations. Mandatory mask mandates and stay-at-home orders were implemented to protect all individuals. However, underserved communities may not have equally benefited from these policies due to inequitable access to health-protective resources. This study examined New York City hospitalization rate associations with a range of social determinants of health following March 2020 stay-at-home and April 2020 mask mandate policy implementation using March - June 2020 COVID-19 hospitalization data aggregated to the ZIP Code Tabulation Area unit of analysis. Multiple regression was used to examine hospitalizations per 100,000 persons of the population regressed by percent noncitizens, percent poor English speakers, percent Black, percent Hispanic, percent Asian, and percent American Indian/Alaska Native. Results indicated that percent Black (p
Tang, Jeremy, "The Effect of Stay-at-Home and Mask Mandate Policies on COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates in New York City Among Minority Populations" (2021). Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters. 471.