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How Older Workers Are Dealing With The Coronavirus

Working past retirement age has become increasingly common in California. (Sigmund via Unsplash)
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Gov. Gavin Newsom has told Californians age 65 and older to isolate themselves at home, because they are at high risk of developing severe illness should they contract the new coronavirus.

But that's a tall order if you still have a job. About 20% of Californians in that age group still work and many don't have retirement savings.

Experts say older workers are facing tough decisions: Heed public health advice, or keep working in order to pay rent?


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