Maybe the government could subsidize businesses offering early retirement packages or incentives to our older populations freeing up employment for younger persons.
The vulnerable population needs to continue to stay at home until we see what the virus does after America opens up again. If numbers spike they need to continue to stay at home.
We need to make sure that vulnerable employees are treated fairly as business re-open for business. Vulnerable employees are as critical to the workforce and economy. I can sense possible discrimination where employers take a position that vulnerable employees are disposable versus younger healthy individuals. We already have discrimination and now COVID-19 can provide an additional stigma.
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I am extremely immune compromised and my husband had to use all of his sick, personal and vacation time while NY state wasn't open. He works as a mechanic at a school district and was listed as essential!!!! What happens when he goes back to work? What if I get sick? I have two kids? How is this going to work? Can't he take more time through the state to make sure I stay healthy????
It will become clear to EVERYONE exactly what will happen if they re-open businesses TOO SOON! I feel that we maybe re-opening these businesses way to soon. I think that we need to get it out of our heads that the important thing is the 'gross national product' or whatever, and start focusing on keeping the people we have ALIVE. Just a thought.
Many people choose to work because they cannot afford to take sick days.. it is sad but true. Many people choose to work when sick and save sick days for personal days. This is not an easily resolved problem..Perhaps we need to look closer at ways to ensure workers are not I'll. Temperature is not the answer. Rapid testing should be done at all care homes.
Reasonable accommodations should be given to every employee who has pre-existing medical conditions which makes them vulnerable to covid 19. It should be mandatory that these employees are place in a safe working environment which includes at minimal telework.