What About Grocery Store Workers? Advocates Push Colorado to Extend Emergency Child Care

Ann Schimke & Erica Meltzer | Chalkbeat Colorado

“Designating grocery and food supply workers as essential would bring more than 20,000 employees statewide under that umbrella, among them cashiers, shelf-stockers and other hourly workers considered important in the fight against the coronavirus.”

On Wednesday, Governor Polis asked grocery stores to stay open during Colorado’s stay-at-home order, deeming the businesses critical retail. Advocates are asking the state to allow grocery store employees to have the same access to resources from Colorado’s Emergency Child Care Collaborative as other essential employee groups.

Read coverage from Chalkbeat Colorado.