According to Newsweek, roughly 60 percent of United States’ workers say they will not be able to meet their basic needs for the proposed monthslong quarantine.
In a survey released by the Society for Human Research Management (SHRM), 58 percent of workers say they will have difficulty paying rent, buying groceries, and paying for prescription medicine. A staggering one in five workers believes they won’t have the resources available to cover those necessities for a week.
Congress passed legislation for a $2 trillion stimulus that they hope will help mitigate the economic fallout from the coronavirus. Working-class Americans making less than $75,000 annually will receive a one-time $1,200 payout from the government.