Human Resources has compiled resources and guidance for Faculty and Staff on the Our Way Forward website. It includes information on the following resources that may be helpful to working parents and caregivers, such as:
- Employee Assistance Program
- Voluntary Shared PTO Leave
- Child Care for Essential Employees
- Remote Work Policy
- Variable Work Schedule Policy
- And other relevant leave policies and information
“Fear, uncertainty, and being holed up at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 can make it tough for families to keep a sense of calm. But it’s important to help children feel safe, keep healthy routines, manage their behavior and build resilience.” This article reviews tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“First, I just want to say it is OK for you to feel anxious, stressed, angry and more at this time. You don’t have to be perfect. We are all feeling this, and you are not alone!” This article provides practical tips for parents to decrease stress during a pandemic.
“Our struggle is not an emotional concern. We are not burned out. We are being crushed by an economy that has bafflingly declared working parents inessential.” This article describes the challenge of re-opening the economy while schools are still closed and some of the concerns parents have related to the Fall.
If you’re caring for an older loved one, you might be worried. Alicia Arbaje, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. specializes in internal medicine and geriatrics at Johns Hopkins. She shares what you need to know to keep elderly people safer, and what to do if they do become infected with COVID-19.