About Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity


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In April 2020, the City launched the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity (TRIE) in response to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. The Taskforce brings together City Agency leaders, primarily of color, who work in interdisciplinary teams to monitor the COVID-19 response in affected neighborhoods and identify key disparities through analysis and dialogue with affected communities.

While the disparate, intractable impacts of COVID-19 have been felt all across New York City, some neighborhoods have been particularly hard-hit. In partnership with the NYC Department of Health & Hygiene (DOHMH), and utilizing pandemic, health as well as socioeconomic indicators, the Taskforce has identified 33 priority neighborhoods of focus.