As the pandemic worsens, immigrants in L.A.’s garment district have little protection from the coronavirus—even as they make masks for others.
While Maria was sewing hundreds of face masks each day at a Los Angeles factory, she never received one herself. Her employer didn’t offer, she says, despite the coronavirus pandemic burning through California. Though she brought her own face mask, many of her coworkers went barefaced. One of them has already been infected with COVID-19. Maria is worried she might be next.
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