“A few weeks ago, our whole family was down for the count. We had awful cold symptoms (confirmed by testing to be just a cold) and it was all Justin and I could do to get out of bed to take care of the girls. #sponsored Fortunately, Justin was able to call out of his teaching job and focus on being home to heal and help get our girls feeling like themselves again. We’re so lucky that he has access to paid sick leave, while many Virginians don’t. Paid sick leave has been our family’s saving grace time and time again, and should be a right afforded to all Virginians!”
“Paid Sick Leave Has Been Our Saving Grace”
The last thing that a mother wants or needs is a couple of sick kids. Family life is probably more stressful than ever for many Virginia families, and a sick household only adds another layer of stress. That’s why Laney Morello is so grateful for her husband’s paid sick leave: when the family got sick and a new layer of stress came on, her husband was able to stay home from work, taking a layer of stress off.