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Woman holding baby while working Working parents face the exhausting task of balancing their careers and childcare as the pandemic continues, and 40% have already quit or reduced their hours because managing that balance proved to be too difficult.

The COVID-19-induced childcare crisis continues to weigh on businesses as many working parents proceed with the dual role of teacher and employee. While a smattering of schools currently offer full in-person learning, most are still operating under hybrid or 100% virtual learning plans. Coupled with the current surge in COVID-19 cases, there is no sign the demands of a working parent with virtual and hybrid learners at home will be reduced anytime soon. In fact, working parents are currently facing an increase of disruptions when it comes to childcare.

In the past few weeks alone, countless schools rolled back in-person learning as cases spike, and in districts where in-person and hybrid learning continues, parents are faced with unpredictable schedules as students may unexpectedly be sent home for distance learning if COVID-19 positive cases arise in the classroom.

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