If covid is still a problem when you need her, couldn you offer her a little more money if she'd stop working at the store?The young lady we had watching Peach Fuzz while CCG did his college work pre-COVID works at a grocery store. CCG is taking the summer off, so we haven't needed childcare, but we will need help again once his semester starts back up. We've only had 18 confirmed cases in our county (of just under 15,000). It's pretty rural, so maybe that helps. I'm still kind of nervous about it since working in a public place like that increases her exposure, but as long as the local cases don't increase drastically, I'm inclined to ask her if she's available in the fall to help again. We love her and it's been SO HARD to even find a baby-sitter where we live.
We're still being really cautious, but I'm comfortable seeing people at small, private, outdoor functions at this point (backyard cookouts and stuff like that). I just can't decide if that's an unnecessary risk or not. It's got to be better than a day care, though, right?