Dear Families & Candidates,
During this challenging time, we want to let you know that the staff at BBN is working hard to make sure our clients and caregivers have the resources they need. Our hours remain unchanged and we continue to provide our services with precautions in place to preserve the safety of all.
We believe that our industry is needed now more than ever. Families need us to provide a critical service and that is a responsibility we aren’t shying away from. Our nannies are providing an “extra set of hands” that helps parents juggle working from home while caring for (or even educating) their children. Many daycares and after school programs have also been canceled, leaving parents in a bind. Most importantly, our service makes it possible for many essential employees to get to work.
This contribution that our nannies are making is one that we are really proud of and will continue to support in a way that is as safe as possible for our nanny teams and the families we serve. The health and well-being of our families, our employees and our community is of the utmost importance to Trusting Connections. Therefore, we have implemented the following policies, as we navigate this pandemic together.
Here, you will find our COVID resources. We remain committed to fighting the spread of COVID-19 and support any client and caregiver in doing what is best for their individual health and the collective health of our community. Please reach out to us if you feel we can aid you as we move through this unknown territory.
Trudie, Your BBN Placement Specialist
We have compiled a list of resources for clients and nannies regarding safe practices, financial resources, and health updates. Please reach out to us if you have questions regarding any of the following information.
California Unemployment is currently available to nannies who were let go from their position or are unable to go to work because of health, shelter-in-place orders, or other reasons related to COVID-19. Additionally, there will be additional resources via the federal government regarding unemployment benefits that will supplement state benefits. Keep an eye out for that information.
California COVID-19 Unemployment Information
Under the Families First Coronavirus Act, many nannies and household employees are eligible to collect paid sick leave and extended family leave. Employers will pay these sick wages and be reimbursed by the federal government.
BBN is encouraging all families and nannies to take the precautions that are personally best for themselves as individuals. California is currently under a Stay At Home Advisory. This means that while nannies are allowed to continue to work, families and nannies should be having discussions about what works best for everybody. We urge everyone to practice social distancing and restrict your interactions to your employers/employees, household members, and trips to essential services.
We’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions about how nannies and families are affected by the Stay at Home Advisory as well as other COVID-19 related issues.
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