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Monnat comments on fairness of stay-at-home orders in Wisconsin Examiner

April 16, 2020

The Wisconsin Examiner

Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat

"A crisis like COVID-19 is bound to exacerbate existing racial-ethnic and socio-economic disparities. Not only within the healthcare system, and in terms of health outcomes, but also within the criminal justice system," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "So in a very racialized society like ours where people of color and poor people are disproportionately arrested and incarcerated, it wouldn’t come as a surprise at all if shelter-in-place policies had a disproportionately negative impact on African Americans and on poor residents." Monnat was interviewed for the Wisconsin Examiner article "Will enforcement of “Safer At Home” order be equitable?" 04/16/20

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