Minorities and women working custodial and other support roles in health care facilities faced major professional disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study published in the journal PLOS ONE. The study is the first of its kinds to focus on the experiences of health care industry support workers for underserved communities during the pandemic. While nurses and physicians are the most recognized frontline workers in the industry, other roles, including custodial and food services staff, comprise nearly 7 million people, most of whom are Black and Latinx women and live in the communities they serve. To read the full story.