The coronavirus pandemic has changed the employment landscape—perhaps for good. While the unemployment rate may recover in the long-term, how we work may be permanently altered. Telecommuting and social distancing could become part of the new normal. Already, large employers like Facebook and Twitter have announced that they will allow some or all of their employees to work at home indefinitely.
An increase in work-from-home jobs is particularly good news for the immunocompromised—those who have weakened immune systems. According to the CDC, people with diseases such as cancer, HIV, or genetic immune deficiencies should be especially careful not to expose themselves to COVID-19 because they are at higher risk of serious illness. Working from home is one way to significantly lower that risk.
But even if you don’t want to work from home, there are jobs out there that will enable you to earn a living while still safeguarding your health. Being immunocompromised doesn’t mean you can’t have career choices—even during a pandemic.
Check out this blog to find the best jobs, tips for getting hired, and details on what protections you’re afforded under the law.