Approximately 1.2 million Virginia workers have no paid sick days, the majority of whom are low wage workers who face the difficult decision of going to work sick or not getting paid to stay home while sick. It is critical that businesses like ours set an example for others by showing that paid sick days are the right thing to do for our employees.
Virginians need to be able to stay home when they’re sick - but more than 1.2 million Virginians do not have a paid sick day policy, including a majority of essential workers during the Coronavirus crisis. Paid sick days will allow Virginians to care for their own health needs or those of a family member including going to the doctor and getting tested for Coronavirus. We believe it’s time for Virginia to pass a paid sick days policy that keeps Virginians healthy, saves Virginia money, and keeps our businesses open and safe.