WATCH: Sen. Kamala Harris speaks at round table on the impact COVID-19 has on working families in the Latino community

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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, spoke at a community conversation focused on the impact of COVID-19 on working families in the Latino community.

Hispanics account for a quarter of the COVID-19 cases in Southern Nevada. Speakers said the Latino community is impacted more due to exposure in their professions, the lack of information, and the lack of healthcare.

Harris says she wants to improve treatment for everyone.

“In terms of our response to COVID, that all people regardless of immigrant status, will have free access to treatment, to testing and god willing when we have a safe vaccine to the vaccine.” Sen. Harris said.

She went on to criticize President Donald Trump for his response to the virus, even touching on his visit this past weekend for a rally in Henderson.

He knew it was deadly and yet and still, even most recently here in Nevada — in Henderson where I have been, he brought thousands of people together and didn’t — wasn’t concerned if they were wearing masks of socially distance,” said Harris.

Working conditions and immigration policies were also discussed.

Harris ended the event by urging people to get out and vote early.

Harris started her Tuesday in California to meet with emergency service personnel for an assessment of the wildfires in that state and then head to Las Vegas in this afternoon.

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