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Why calling out sick won’t be easy for minimum wage workers amid coronavirus outbreak

By Mary Kathryn Burke March 8, 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website offer a simple solution for anyone who fears they might have symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Colorful, sneezy, coughing, achy cartoon people warn: "STOP! Stay home when you are sick ... rest … and remember to wash your hands often with soap and water." But for millions of Americans without paid sick leave, staying home isn’t an option and a lack of a paid leave could contribute to the spread of the deadly virus. "I’ve definitely had to come in when I'm sick before," said Fran Marion, a Kansas City, Missouri, single mom making $11.50 an hour ...