The world of work in the United States, indeed the world, has been rocked by the emergence of COVID-19. Businesses shut down; employees let go, working reduced hours, or working remotely. For those who have still worked as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic arose, comes the added specter of contracting the Coronavirus from exposure at work.
Workers in the health care field – especially the medics, emergency room doctors, nurses, CNAs, cleaning staff, and others – face a high risk of contracting the very same illness that literally shut down entire countries and industries. Frontline healthcare workers have become seriously ill, and tragically some have died.