Millions of gig workers, self-employed people, and independent contractors have lost their livelihoods due to this pandemic, yet they don’t qualify for traditional unemployment benefits because they don’t work traditional jobs. As someone who works for themselves and whose business has been decimated by this pandemic, I’ve been thirstily awaiting
In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that the food service industry employed 5.4 million workers. That number was almost certainly higher at the start of 2020, but has greatly diminished since restaurants, bars, cafes, caterers, and school lunch programs across the country have reduced service or
Whole Foods Market has instituted a policy that sees all employees having their temperatures taken before they start their shifts. If employees have a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees, they are asked to go home. Grocery store employees are also asked to wear masks throughout there shifts. A grocer who
The rules and sanitation standards are constantly being updated in your neighborhood grocery stores during the COVID pandemic. Knowing your store’s rules and safety practices will help you stay safe, and help keep our grocery store workers safer, while they keep the country supplied. For the official COVID safety practices
With so much information being shared on how to keep ourselves, and one another, healthy during COVID-19, it can feel overwhelming – believe me, I am inundated. With many of us existing in a world of seclusion, and rarely leaving our houses, physical safety seems like an afterthought. However, it
Any other year that headline might seem like some kind of satirical article like “Burning Man is totally cancelled because it’s not as cool as it used to be.” But I assure you this is no joke. Burning Man, the legendary weeklong festival in the Black Rock Desert has been
The San Francisco Bay Area has seen a slight but steady, increase in the number of COVID-19 patients over the last week. According the numbers reported by John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, on April 2nd there were 2,495 total confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 6 Bay Area counties, 7 days
Now that people across the world are sheltering in place, different local animals are becoming a bit more bold with their visits to urban areas. Herds of Elephants in India, Pumas roaming Santiago Chile, herds of Ibex in Israel, swarms of rats in New Orleans, and coyotes in San Francisco.