The U.S. Coronavirus response must meet health workers' child care needs

When West Virginia confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 17, the United States passed a grim new milestone: The novel coronavirus that causes this disease has spread to all states, plus Washington, D.C., and several U.S. territories. Despite efforts to “flatten the curve” by engaging in social distancing, the number of cases in certain areas could overwhelm the health care system. Hospital beds and lifesaving ventilators are in short supply, as is personal protective equipment such as face masks and gloves.