Originally published on CNBC
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are sending their employees home to work, while schools and day cares are also closing nationwide. Currently, 33 states and the District of Columbia have closed public schools, according to a tally maintained by Education Week, with more states likely to follow. That’s about 32.5 million public school students attending at least 64,000 schools.
For many parents, this means working from home while their children are also present. “Whether you’ve worked from home for years or if you’re completely new to remote work, these circumstances are incredibly challenging,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.