Challenges of home care workers during COVID-19

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Home care workers help people with basic daily tasks, such as getting a little exercise and making meals. Some workers are breaking social distancing rules to do their jobs. Photo credit: PxHere.

Thousands of people in Los Angeles County who cannot fully care for themselves rely on home care workers for daily tasks like meal prep and bathing. To do their jobs well, home care workers must be physically close to their clients, breaking the rules of social distancing. Now they have a dilemma: How do they protect themselves when their livelihoods are about taking care of someone else?