Policies incentivized sick and vulnerable workers to report for duty. Masks and gloves were forbidden. Confusion reigned within chains.
Social distancing and hand-washing are meant to keep us safe from the coronavirus. But in immigrant detention centers, those measures are impossible.
The casualties come in the wake of reporting that staff were short of protective masks and gloves and were required to report to work sick.
As the tally of detainees and staff testing positive for COVID-19 rises, asylum seekers in crowded settings continue to be denied parole.
Farmworkers, grocery store clerks and airline employees are on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. But what’s being done to protect them?
Efforts to create a federal rule to protect workers from infectious diseases have dragged on for decades.
At a Cenikor drug rehab in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, residents were given two days to find a place to live. Some became homeless.
“It’s pretty shady,” said one worker who was called in to fix paint on new cars.
Quarantines are supposed to contain the new coronavirus, but are the right people going into isolation, and are federal guidelines strong enough?
New studies show that the debate over how long the new coronavirus incubates – and how long it sheds after recovery – is far from settled.