Learn more about what you can do support the nannies, home attendants, and house cleaners who work for you during the coronavirus crisis:
While it’s hard to know what the impact of COVID-19 will be on our community, one thing we do know is that domestic workers and care workers are among the most vulnerable. Domestic workers are in close contact with people in their homes, and have been caring for children, supporting elders and people with disabilities, and making our homes safe and clean. The pandemic has left many domestic workers afraid for their lives: Will they be exposed to the virus if they work? Will they lose wages or their jobs? This virus is exposing many of the flaws and inequities in our system – from lack of universal health care coverage to a lack of paid time off or sick time when working people need to stay home. Let’s not leave this workforce that cares for us without care and support.
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While we may be isolating ourselves to help flatten the infection rate, we can each take action, collectively, to mitigate the economic impact of the virus on our community and those most vulnerable. Hand in Hand is providing resources and tools to support domestic employers who recognize their home is somebody’s workplace and are committed to fair employment practices. We are also informing employers of domestic workers about the government policies we’re fighting for that will build a care infrastructure that works for all of us – domestic workers and the broader community.
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