“As a small business owner in the state of Virginia – paid sick leave would allow being able to make ends meet during this pandemic hardship. Whether you’re someone who is employed in Virginia or run your business here, you NEED to be able to take time off work to take care of yourself + your family.

In general, as Americans we labor hard and don’t receive the paid time off we deserve. This HAS to change. Statistically, spreading illness is more costly than paid sick leave in the long run. If we were granted paid sick leave, workers could remain both healthy and productive to help reduce the risk of and slow the overall growth of this horrible pandemic.”