ListenSt. Cloud effort aims to share COVID-19 info, help in Somali community

Hani Jacobson is a registered nurse and community health specialist for CentraCare Health. She’s also a member of the Somali language COVID-19 task force in St. Cloud, Minn.

Courtesy of Ahmed Abdi | Somali Community Radio

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the St. Cloud area continues to climb, an effort is underway to reach connect the region’s Somali American community with information and assistance.

Much of that effort has focused on community members who don’t read English or Somali, whose oral tradition relies on information mainly spread through word of mouth. For them, accessing public health information about the coronavirus on printed flyers or websites can be a challenge.

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