Employees are at work and can complete their regular work time; they would need to adjust their schedule to accommodate the time for the call by arriving earlier in the day or staying later on their shift.... more »
For families with essential workers, we should connect people from unemployment services that successfully pass background checks and have experience working with children, providing proper PPE. Simply connect the supply with demand. And maybe provide some extra cash in their unemployment check.
We should provide child care subsidies for parents who are in registered apprenticeships or certified job training for in-demand middle wage jobs when their family incomes are below living wage (see MIT living wage calculator) or about 300% of Federal Poverty Level.
Families will be hesitant to send children back to school. Reassure students, families, and all school staff that daily temperature checks will be taken. Students will not be penalized for being sick. Staff will not lose jobs or wages for being sick. Stressing the health of the whole school community will keep us all safer.
Child care is essential for three main reasons:
1. It provides care and education (builds brains) of the next generation of citizens, workers and community members.
2. It provides care and education for little children so their parents can go to work.
3. In and of itself it is a backbone to our economy, it is a large industry in and of itself and allows other businesses to employ workers.
Because states have extended the quarantine, it would be very helpful if the EFMLA would be extended as well. The companies can accommodate this but those with children may be forced to locking their children down while they go to work.