I have friends who do gig work and they do not know how to access unemployment or government benefits.
Since they deal with trash, included discarded masks and gloves, I think the sanitation workers in my county should have PPE.
All our Denver libraries are closed and I even saw police tap around the drop box to return books. I'm usually a library gal when it comes to reading materials, but am fortunate that I could place an order for a few books this weekend off amazon. What's being done to safely promote free access to books and learning materials? I got an email today from a small town library I was part of once and... more »
Although this is a huge issue in the U.S, how do we support undocumented workers during this time? Many are on the frontlines of the COVID Response but are receiving little to no financial assistance. They are also being exposed to the virus at an alarming rate.
So, this leaves voters the option of mailing an absentee application... more »
Many of our volunteers are seniors who are the most vulnerable segment of our society. In our Meals On Wheels program, both the clients and the volunteers were threatened by increased exposure to the virus.
We put out a call for more volunteers and redesigned our delivery system to keep the daily deliveries going.
We have dozens of other volunteer programs that had to be scaled-down or canceled altogher.
Very hard to find people who want to caregivers?aides?attendants for people with disabilities. This service is reimbursed through Medicaid. That limits what we can pay. With an increase of minimum wage headed our way and no state funding increases these services is in jeopardy.
We are seeing increased incidence of drug... more »
But people are hesitant to come out, and are taxed to even participate from home, due to health risks... more »