Rhode Island Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 7 (88% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 2,289
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 64.65%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 280
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 79.36%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 27.57% 16.07%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 16.30% 18.57%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 9.83% 12.86%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 2.75% 3.57%
Asian Patients3 1.83% 0.71%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.22% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.48% 0.36%
Patients with More than one race3 7.16% 8.57%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 11.84% 17.14%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.54% 4.64%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 18.48% 17.50%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 1,424
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 36.17%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 1,957
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 24.85%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 58.01% 64.90%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 4.78% 4.91%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 6.46% 4.70%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.19% 0.97%
Asian Patients3 5.90% 2.91%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.28% 0.31%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 1.12% 0.46%
Patients with More than one race3 1.33% 0.87%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 11.80% 6.34%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.86% 5.72%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 5.27% 7.92%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 100.00%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 100.00%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 14.29%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 0.00%
2-3 Days 85.71%
4-5 Days 0.00%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 14.29%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 42.86%
Vaccine confidence 42.86%
Vaccine storage capacity 0.00%
Vaccine supply 57.14%
Other 0.00%
None 14.29%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 92.14%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 3
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 3
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 24
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 28
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 5.00%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 44.29%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 14.29% 0.00% 0.00% 14.29% 42.86% 28.57%
N95/PPR Masks 14.29% 0.00% 0.00% 28.57% 28.57% 28.57%
Gowns 14.29% 0.00% 0.00% 28.57% 28.57% 28.57%
Gloves 14.29% 0.00% 0.00% 14.29% 28.57% 42.86%
Face Masks/Goggles 14.29% 0.00% 0.00% 28.57% 28.57% 28.57%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=7. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021