The Clermont Sun: Ensuring Ohioans have the paid sick days they deserve

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The Clermont Sun: Ensuring Ohioans have the paid sick days they deserve

This has been a particularly tough flu-season – for Ohioans of all ages. To put it into perspective, as of January 19, more than 3,000 flu-associated hospitalizations were reported to the Ohio Department of Health. During this same period last year, there were fewer than 100 flu-associated hospitalizations. With extensive hospitalizations and a few deaths, it’s clear that the flu is widespread throughout our state. And while it’s important to be aware of the steps you can take to prevent the flu, sometimes getting sick is unavoidable. But for four in ten Ohioans, getting sick doesn’t just threaten their health; it also threatens their family’s economic security.

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