The Latino Communications Institute (LCI) at Cal State Fullerton has grown since its creation in 2013 and extended its outreach as it focuses on Latino issues in Orange County. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the institute is collaborating with the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) to disseminate health-related information in Spanish through Facebook Live.  

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites and other news outlets are not easily understood by people with language barriers, and the LCI and OCTA are working to help Spanish-speakers get the information they need. LCI Director Inez Gonzalez Perezchica enlisted the help of Maria Matza, CSUF associate professor of nursing, to provide and translate vital information from the Orange County Health Department and the CDC website for the broadcast.

Read more in this CSUF News article.