The policy experts at the National Women’s Law Center are fighting around the clock to help protect public health and help working families survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

This pandemic is exposing huge gaps in our labor laws and social insurance systems: workers cannot take paid time off if they are sick or need to care for family members, be assured of access to medical help, or be able to meet basic needs should they be laid off as a consequence of the virus.

There are a number of important policy tools that Congress and the administration can use to limit the spread and harm of the virus and limit the economic pain families are already starting to feel, and the National Women’s Law Center team is fighting to make these a reality.