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Rachel Heston-Davis is a communications manager living in Illinois with her husband, a software developer, and their son.
She’s been bending the rules of social distancing by letting her 68-year-old parents come over to babysit while she and her husband are both working — and she feels guilty about it.
Public health officials must acknowledge the reality of working parents and offer safety guidance as well as creative solutions, she writes.
“In the meantime, parents like me will continue patching together whatever choices feel the least dangerous in the moment,” she says.
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The neighbor cutting his grass eyes my parents suspiciously as they climb my front steps for the third time this week. I know what he’s thinking: “Why aren’t they social distancing?”
The CDC defines social distancing as “keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.” But what if parents must have childcare, for completing work or other reasons?See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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