An outbreak of COVID-19 in Vermont’s most diverse city has highlighted gaps in the health department’s translation services, according to Health Commissioner Mark Levine. There at least 34 reported cases of the disease connected to the outbreak in Winooski, a small, densely populated city that is home to many New American families.

“There may be populations in the city that actually didn’t understand what physical distancing is,” Levine said during a press conference on Friday. “[That] didn’t understand all the helpful information the Health Department tries to get our population to understand and comply with.”

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