COVID-19 is amplifying economic, health, and social inequalities around the world. We bring attention to these inequalities and the ways to possibly mitigate the social impact equitably.


Rules for going outdoors during COVID-19

Social distancing is among our key responsibilities. As a crucial weapon in our toolkit to fight COVID-19, it is our collective duty. When one must leave the home out of necessity, here are a few important things to remember when going outside: To the extent that it is possible, do not travel outside of your immediate neighborhood. Avoid travel out of state, and into new cities. Staying as put as possible reduces the possibility of further spread or transmission. Six feet awa



Thank you for your interest in the social impact of COVID-19. For more information, including making contributions, feel free to get in touch and we will get back to you soon!

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This site was created by Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, a social epidemiologist at the Brown University School of Public Health. It brings together colleagues from sociology - Antwan Jones (George Washington University), health geography - Imelda Moise (University of Miami) and education - Sarai Coba-Rodriguez (University of Illinois-Chicago) to examine the social impact of COVID-19.

Madeline Noh, a Brown University undergraduate double majoring in public health and anthropology, is the site manager.


Health inequalities and the social determinants of health are not a footnote to the determinants of health. They are the main issue.

Sir Michael Marmot