Exposure to COVID-19 is a non-negotiable fact of life for many immigrant and visible minority residents in Ottawa. Take a look at the pandemic-era essential workforce: those supporting the food supply chain, providing taxi or ride-share services, or caring for residents in long-term care homes.

Every day, Abiola Tijani goes into work knowing that his next COVID-19 test — he’s already taken three — could come back positive.

“I’m underemployed, but that’s the only way for me not to rely on the system … to earn my living.”

Read the full article on the Ottawa Sun here