Lisa Collio and Felipe Merino

Lisa Collio and Felipe Merino

ELKHART — COVID-19 does not care about your background or the language you speak. Still, local Hispanics say those issues can cause further problems during the pandemic.

Some families, for instance, will not receive any of the checks that the federal government is sending to citizens and immigrants alike. If all members of a household, but one, have Social Security numbers, and the one who does not is on the household’s tax return, no one in the home will get the checks, which are $1,200 for adults and $500 for children.

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