Emerging data continues to highlight the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has on communities of color. Communities of color have historically faced structural inequalities that have led to poorer socioeconomic circumstances and disparities in health care access, which make them more susceptible to the health and financial hardships resulting from COVID-19. Join this session to learn about the racial and spatial disparities associated with COVID-19 and how social determinants of health are exacerbating and perpetuating these disparities. The speakers will provide insight as to what health plans can do to effectively reach out to communities of color to ensure they receive critical information regarding COVID-19 in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways, and to creatively bring COVID testing and treatment opportunities to underserved areas. The speakers will also highlight innovative ways health plans have continued to support community-based organizations in addressing socioeconomic needs during the pandemic.