Workers with disabilities are especially hard hit in the coronavirus economy

Danny Engel lost his independence after the coronavirus pandemic hit. Engel, who has epilepsy, normally works part-time at CVS (CVS) in Bedford Hills, New York, during the week and lives in his own apartment in a supported living program. He receives help for daily tasks, such as cleaning his apartment and grocery shopping. But when the shutdown started, the support staff at his apartment said they would not be able to provide any direct help to him. Engel, 31, moved in with his parents and also had to reduce his hours at CVS at the advice of his doctor so that he is exposed to fewer people during his shift.