Accommodating Members of Vulnerable Populations

Accommodating Members of Vulnerable Populations

Please share your ideas about what employers and workers can do to accommodate members of vulnerable populations.
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Accommodating Members of Vulnerable Populations

Reopening safely with accommodations for at-risk persons

How does the Nation plan to reopen in a way that will not put at-risk populations in frequent contact with the public and risk their health? Once businesses reopen, individuals will have to chose between their livelihood and their health. In order to remain employed they may be forced back to work. What happens to those who are high-risk or have high-risk individuals in their household? Even with social distancing measures... more »

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Protecting Employees Who Are Vulnerable

There needs to be a way to make sure people do not lose their jobs if they cannot come to a front-line role because they have a compromised immune system, are over 60, have a health condition, or are pregnant. Their jobs need to be protected but also their privacy needs to be protected. We don't want to stigmatize people who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.

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Protect Workers from Retaliation

Presently, essential workers face daily risks by working alongside colleagues and customers who may be carriers of the coronavirus. These risks will only magnify as we move toward re-opening workplaces and send people back to work. These risks do not only impact workers themselves, but also their families and the public health of our communities. In the absence of clear federal enforcement and guidance on worker safety... more »

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Everybody's not online

Believe it or not, many seniors, people with some disabilities, lower income groups, homeless people, people living in rural areas with poor bandwidth and others are not online or not proficient in locating and using services online. These citizens may be among the most vulnerable served by federal, state and local government agencies. It may be necessary to share more than a complex agency's home page URL. Some people... more »

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Insert an Equity Analysis to Future Policy Decisions

Communities of color have been disproportionately affected by both the disease caused by coronavirus as well as the effects of the economic downturn. It is crucial that policymakers pay careful attention to these impacts to ensure that any policy solutions aim to minimize these disparities and guarantee that future waves of the virus do not exacerbate these trends. We can already point to policy responses to COVID-19... more »

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N-95 Masks Needed Face Masks Protect More For Exposing Others Not Protecting Against

Seeing Nancy Pelosi wearing her face mask around her neck(if Covid droplets on her neck and she places mask over mouth and nose-good chance she gets the virus) makes me cringe. I am asking that the government use the Defense Protection Act to ramp up production of N95 masks and distributing them to all that reside in the US- like stimulus checks- to decrease exposure from virus for both the user and anyone the y are in... more »

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vulnerable members to work from home

DOL should define the list of vulnerable members with the help of the CDC and WHO bodies, and require those employees to work from home if their job allows it, until they can get vaccinated to better protect themselves. This would reduce the chances of healthcare facilities being overwhelmed.

Update: White House Officials have already defined the list of vulnerable members. All that needs to be done is now follow the... more »

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Workplace Discrimination

Ensuring civil rights protections are in place for individuals who may experience workplace isolation, explicit biases or intentional/unintentional bias or stereotyping because of COVID 19. Individuals with and without disabilities should not be recognized or presumed as highly susceptible to illness or receive unequal treatment based on location, economic conditions, age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.... more »

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Sick leave rapid testing

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.

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Re-opening ANY business TOO soon...

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.

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