The UW Population Health Institute and UW School for Workers invite you to their co-hosted upcoming webinar, Healthy Workers, Thriving Wisconsin. The webinar will be on February 15 at 12 CT and you can register here. This webinar will discuss findings from two recently released reports on COVID-19 and essential workers:
- The first report “Healthy Worker, Thriving Wisconsin: Solutions Addressing Lack Of Income As A Barrier To COVID-19 Isolation And Quarantine,” released Jan. 5, 2021, analyzes three policies – paid sick leave, workers’ compensation changes, and direct payments – and their impact on worker health and COVID-19 spread. In addition to the executive summary, we also now have an infographic that describes what we found.
- The second report, “Voices of Wisconsin Workers: A Community Engaged Study of Essential Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic ,” due to be released Feb. 15, 2021, provides a qualitative analysis of the daily lived realities that Wisconsin health care, education, food processing, construction, and undocumented essential workers have experienced during the pandemic. A set of recommendations is provided in the report that address pandemic specific work condition concerns from worker perspectives.
During the webinar, we’ll briefly describe the findings from the reports and we’ll hear from workers about their experiences related to isolating/quarantining without income.