The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the lives of nearly everyone on the planet. Social distancing has become the new norm for daily life everywhere, making it difficult to serve vulnerable populations. Schools are closing all over the country, leaving at-risk children with no safe place to go during the day. And, of course, many people have become infected by the virus, which has individuals, families, and communities facing situations they’ve never faced before.
What hasn’t changed is social workers are still dedicated to the people they serve—and in high demand. Today, social workers are more crucial than ever. They’re helping vulnerable populations and children get the care they need during the global pandemic.