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Why fast-food workers are considered essential, even as employees worry they could risk catching or spreading coronavirus at work

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Fast-food workers at chains like McDonald's and Taco Bell are still considered essential employees as other businesses are forced to shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Healthcare workers, truck drivers, and other essential workers who need fast, inexpensive food are relying on chains as many restaurants and other businesses close.
"I think restaurants are essential," said Dr. Eric Cioe-Pena, an emergency physician. "Remember, we have thousands of healthcare workers who are working long shifts, aren't going to have time to cook or prepare food and may be relying on restaurants to keep...
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How fast-food workers and other restaurant employees considered 'essential' can stay safe as they continue to go to work, according to experts

How fast-food workers and other restaurant employees considered 'essential' can stay safe as they continue to go to work, according to experts

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Some fast-food workers are terrified about catching the coronavirus at work, as they have been classified as "essential" employees.
Experts recommend trying to stay six feet away from coworkers or customers, washing hands regularly, and wearing gloves when touching items handled by other people.
If workers have any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever of over 100.4 degrees, a cough, or difficulty breathing, they should stay home. Companies of 50 to 500 workers are now required to offer workers paid sick leave.
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