’s Eric Kiefer reports

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The new coronavirus can infect people of all races and ethnicities. It doesn’t care about your immigration status. But that doesn’t mean the virus is taking an equal toll on New Jersey’s communities, some say.

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the nation, a rising tide of residents and community leaders are demanding that New Jersey officials take a hard look at how the disease is affecting minorities and immigrants.

“Our country has an incredibly poor history of health care when it comes to the treatment of minorities, especially in the black community,” said Sen. Ronald Rice of the 28th District (Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Newark, Nutley).