Tell us more about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected you or your family. COVID-19 has affected our family financially because I am an assistant teacher at a school that was closed on March 13th and haven’t worked since. But the bigger impact has been on my son’s mental health. He is 15 and has ADHD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. His concern for his own safety and that of anyone he comes in contact with has made it difficult for him to leave our home. I do not think he will be able to attend school in person until there is a safe vaccine because his anxiety about the virus will make it impossible to hear anything a teacher says. This will mean that I cannot return to work as he will need assistance to complete his schoolwork at home due to his ADHD.

What do you need to stay healthy and take care of yourself or your family during this pandemic? financial assistance so I can stay home to care for my children. A strong unified message that it is patriotic and humane to wear a mask around others!