“Did you know that Virginia businesses are not actually required to provide paid sick leave to all their employees? Could you imagine having to choose between a paycheck to provide for your family and your health?
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Being immunocompromised is one of the toughest challenges I face in my day to day life. If I come into contact with someone who has a virus, there is a guaranteed chance that I will get sick. After getting sick it can take days or weeks to get rid of a virus that someone can pass within a couple of days.
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I believe that all Virginians should have the right to guaranteed paid sick pay to not only protect themselves but to help protect people around them. If an hourly worker were to contract a virus such as COVID-19, they would not be guaranteed sick pay which leaves many individuals with the decision to go to work sick and infect others or lose out on income and not be able to pay rent for the month. I believe that all Virginians deserve paid sick days to help keep families and the community safe and healthy. #PaidSickDays”