Empowering a Billion Women/U.S. Health and Human Services

COVID-19 in the Imperial Valley

El Centro, CA

COVID-19 has hit California’s Imperial Valley much harder than most areas in the United States. The area’s largely agricultural workforce, multigenerational housing, and cultural factors form a “perfect storm” for the region as it battles the pandemic. The United States Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Empowering a Billion Women (EBW), has instituted a pilot program in the area in order to distribute the new monoclonal antibody treatment.

These images are part of an ongoing project documenting the program.