Can you be off work 24 days? Tennessee's new COVID-19 quarantine guidelines could wreck most household finances.
The Tennessee Department of Health has recently issued new quarantine guidelines, recommending a total of 24 days instead of the previous 14. To quote the document (seen here), "Household contacts must be quarantined for 14 days AFTER the case has completed their 10 day isolation period (whether the case is symptomatic or not)." 'Household contacts' are individuals who share any living spaces with a case. That includes bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens, etc.
So in this scenario....if one of your family members is determined to be COVID-19 POSITIVE, then EVERY family member who shared any room in the home with them should then be isolated for 10 days, then quarantined for an additional 14 days.
What would 24 days of missed work do to your finances? Nearly four weeks with no pay? What if you're a typical two-paycheck household and both are missing work for 24 days? Tennessee families just are not prepared for this type of additional blow, after already sustaining previous financial hits from work stoppages, slow downs or business closings. Compound that with the additional financial burden of many families impacted by 'remote schooling' - and the boulders just continue to be piled onto backs of West Tennessee families.
How many boulders can your family's shoulders sustain?
Smart families are pre-planning their next steps, including debt resolution or bankruptcy choices.
If you already feel your financial situation is out of control...contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION for debt resolution and/or bankruptcy at (731) 423-1888. The law office of T. Verner Smith has helped thousands overcome financial problems, and can help you too. Call today!
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