The CLIMA Study

In the COVID-19 and Latino Immigrants in Rural California (CLIMA) Study, we conducted in-depth interviews with individuals in the San Joaquin Valley and the Imperial Valley – two of the state’s critical agricultural regions – to understand how federal, state, and local health and economic policy responses to COVID-19 are impacting the health of Latino immigrants.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession unfolds, immigrants in rural and agricultural parts of California continue to labor in vital services, despite facing exclusion from health care, financial assistance, and other safetynet services due to their legal status.