Learn more about how you can support in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners during this crisis:
Coronavirus Care Fund
The Coronavirus Care Fund (CCF) provides $400 in emergency assistance for qualifying home care workers, nannies and house cleaners who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Assistance from the Fund is to help you stay home and stay safe during the pandemic.
El Fondo para Cuidados por el Coronavirus (CCF por sus siglas en inglés) proporciona $400 en ayuda de emergencia para trabajadoras de cuidado en el hogar, niñeras y limpiadoras de casas quienes califican y están experimentando dificultades económicas debido a la pandemia del coronavirus. La ayuda que provee el Fondo es para ayudarte a quedarte en casa y mantenerte segura durante la pandemia.
For more information about the Coronavirus Care Fund, please review our FAQ page.
Resources for Workers
NDWA has created this hub to support domestic workers with trusted information and resources to take care of yourselves and the people that depend on you. Visit our online resource page for tips on how to stay safe at home and at work during the coronavirus pandemic.
La Alianza ha creado esta página para apoyar a las trabajadoras de hogar con información y recursos confiables para cuidarnos a nosotras mismas y a las personas que dependen de usted. También le invitamos a visitar nuestra página web para ver información y consejos sobre cómo mantenerse segura y saludable en su lugar de trabajo y en su casa durante la pandemia coronavirus.
We have another opportunity for Congress to hear from domestic workers and their allies about the important support we need during this crisis.
Congress is drafting and voting on this legislation very quickly so we need to e-mail them right away to let them know that domestic workers need support right now. We are asking that domestic workers be included in two specific ways.
- We want to ensure that direct financial assistance provided by Congress is available to all taxpaying workers regardless of immigration status.
- Our first priority is for domestic workers to be able to remain at home, but for those domestic workers who are on the frontlines providing care for elders and people with disabilities and must continue to work we demand that they have the protection and support, such as child care and safety equipment, to be able to perform essential work.
Donate to the Coronavirus Care Fund
The best way to slow the spread of the virus is ensure everyone has the ability to stay home. The Coronavirus Care Fund will provide emergency assistance for home care workers, nannies and house cleaners, and enable them to stay home and healthy.
How do I determine whether or not my in-home care worker, nanny or house cleaner should come to work?
- Establish open and respectful communication with workers in your home.
- Ensure you and your worker are communicating about whether anyone in the home has any flu-like symptoms.
- Make necessary adjustments for this new reality and together set up new agreements to avoid any conflicts and impacts on their income. Have a flexible cancellation policy and if you need to cancel, pay for cancellations
What if my in-home care worker, nanny or house cleaner cannot come to work or I don’t want them to come to work?
- Get started on Alia, our platform that ensures care workers have paid sick time now and in the future. Help the person who cares for your family and home and ensure they have paid sick time and life insurance for emergencies.
How can I help keep in-home care worker, nanny, or house cleaner safe while at work in my home?
- Provide gloves, soap and hand sanitizer.
- Ensure that your home is stocked with cleaning supplies, over the counter medicines, prescription medicines, and non-perishable foods, to minimize trips to the store.
- Practice – and teach – good handwashing. Explain to children that this is both to protect ourselves, each other, and people in our communities who may be more vulnerable.
- If possible, limit exposure to coronavirus by avoiding taking children on optional outings to crowded indoor places. Discuss alternative activity plans with your nanny.
- Talk with your in-home care worker, nanny, and house cleaner about backup care plans in case either you or your worker become ill.
- Talk with your care worker about backup plans for medical visits or treatments, in order to limit exposure to coronavirus in healthcare settings.
How else can I keep my community safe?
- One of the best things we can do to keep ourselves and each other safe—during the COVID-19 pandemic and always—is to build communities of care. Learn more.