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Sumter & Jimenez Bill to create COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force to study racial and health disparities approved by Assembly Panel.

The bill (A-4004), sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter and Angelica Jimenez, would create a 21-member Coronavirus Disease Pandemic Task Force on Racial and Health Disparities in the New Jersey Department of Health. The group would conduct a thorough and comprehensive study of how the pandemic has affected minority and vulnerable communities in New Jersey, as well as the short and long term consequences for these communities.