Coronavirus

Insights to buffer the impact on workers, the economy, and beyond.

COVID-19—commonly known as the coronavirus—is rippling through the U.S. economy and impacting workers. To provide policymakers and the public with guidance on steps we can take to mitigate widespread economic shock, the Economic Policy Institute put together this toolkit with research-based analysis to cut through the noise.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, Ivey Welshans, a teacher in Philadelphia, and EPI researchers Emma García and Elaine Weiss discuss the impact of COVID-19 on student learning and what must be done to recover and rebuild.