“There is a famous saying, “Health is wealth.“ Do you know not all employees are provided paid sick leave? About 1.2 million Virginians have to choose between a paycheck and their health on a daily basis.

People should also know that spreading illness is more costly than paid sick time overall. Paid sick leave lets workers stay healthy and productive and will reduce the spread of infection, which ultimately reduces treatment costs for everyone.

Not only do paid sick leave policies increase productivity for everyone, but they also help in reopening businesses and schools and make a significant impact on public health.”