"They are the heroes, and they deserve the best tamales in the world, which are my mom's tamales," the daughter of Margarita Montañez said.
The island’s tenuous situation continues and has claimed 1,238 lives so far. Local intensive care units are at 70% occupancy.
Two separate surveys show that the Latino and Black community are cautious about getting the coronavirus vaccine.
Vaccine supplies will be limited at first, yet getting the shots to the right people could change the course of the pandemic.
The island is at a high level of COVID-19 risk with a 10% positivity rate in 67 of the 78 municipalities.
The COVID-19 team includes a Latina doctor born in Brazil and a Latino doctor from Texas.
"It is critical that the COVID-19 vaccine is made available for free to all people in the US, including undocumented immigrants."