Desirae Hernandez, a caregiver in Kennewick, Benton County, stands with her client Scott Philbeck, 60, at his apartment complex, April 29, 2020. "It's been hard," says Philbeck, looking to Hernandez for suppport with expressing how things have been lately. "He doesn't get out much these days and the anxiety from that can be debilitating I've noticed. The masks create this additional layer of claustrophobic anxiety for my clients as well." (Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut)

Crosscut | April 30, 2020

With little PPE, in-home caregivers are essential but exposed

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Politico | April 26, 2020

Trump called PPE shortages ‘fake news.’ Health care workers say they’re still a real problem

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The Atlantic | April 14, 2020

‘The Reality Is, It’s Incredibly Hard’

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Desirae Hernandez wears a homemade mask because of the lack of personal protective equipment for at-home caregivers. (Desirae Hernandez)

Public News Service | April 9, 2020

More Protective Gear Needed for Washington State Home Care Workers

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March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Our Union’s actions to respond to the COVID-19 crisis

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Washington State House Bill 2681 and Senate Bill 6205 Addressing the Harassment, Abuse, and Discrimination of Caregivers Both Voted out of Committee

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