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Border Health Amid the Pandemic

In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Unfortunately, infectious diseases fail to recognize borders and an increase in cross-border coronavirus cases resulted in border hospitals becoming overwhelmed. This session aimed to facilitate a discussion on how border communities responded to the sudden rise in COVID-19 along the U.S. – Mexico border region.

Moderator: Assemblymember Jose Medina – California State Assembly & Chair, CSG West Border Legislative Conference (BLC) 


Dr. Roberto Bernal Gomez – Secretary of Health from Coahuila 

Robert Guerrero – Chief of the Office of Border Health within the Arizona Department of Health Services 

David Gruber – Associate Commissioner for the Regional and Local Health Operations, at the Texas Department of State Health Services.