A writer for safer-america.com, Natalie writes about business, law, and consumer safety issues. In her free time, she journals, composes poems, and goes through more Pilot G-2 07 black pens than could be considered reasonable.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has accompanied us into 2021. Though the recent vaccination progress offers a light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 infections have been rising rapidly across the country, and the pandemic will almost certainly continue well into this new year. With many federal programs and temporary orders expiring, how will Americans cope with the effects of COVID-19 in 2021? One major question is what paid sick leave will look like in 2021, post-FFCRA. Here, I've distilled the findings from my online research into a Q&A.
December is certainly one of the most wonderful times of the year—but the winter holidays can also be fraught with safety hazards, especially this year, when the COVID-19 pandemic looms large. Check out these simple safety tips, organized by hazard category, to help ensure you and your family have a happy and safe Christmas season.
Four months into the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the most difficult aspects is the lack of clarity about what to do or not do, which leads to increased anxiety or even paralysis. While most places are becoming more open, the numbers seem to be going in the opposite direction. For example, the number of new reported U.S. cases topped 50,000 for the first time on July 2, and places with formerly low numbers are now new hot spots.
In addition to the new challenges it presents, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated a range of pre-existing social problems. While these issues affect everyone to a degree, and some groups significantly more than others, one key demographic is often left out of the conversation: children.
Social isolation. Economic instability. Mass layoffs. School closures. A deadly, contagious virus spreading almost everywhere. With life changing quickly and intensely during the coronavirus pandemic, tensions are naturally high.
In my March 17 piece, Coping with Coronavirus in California, I acknowledged that much of what I wrote would quickly become outdated due to how quickly things were evolving and escalating in relation to the pandemic. Change is proving to be the only constant, especially in these trying times. I decided to write a follow-up based on what has transpired since and the need to prioritize mental health during the pandemic.
The specifics of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are rapidly changing and like nothing anyone alive today has ever experienced. At the time of publication, the virus has sickened nearly 200,000 people and killed over 8,000 worldwide.
Love it or hate it, everyone seems to have an opinion about Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart, celebrating Galentine’s Day, or making an anti-Valentine's playlist, there is no shortage of ways to acknowledge the upcoming holiday.