An emerging idea of interest in today’s new normal is forming a “pandemic pod” – a small group of more than one family unit that otherwise keeps quarantined, for the purpose of allowing children to socially interact in person with other children outside the family unit and/or for the purpose of sharing the cost of a teacher, tutor or nanny to provide small group instruction or oversight while parents work. Against an evolving public discourse concerning the equitable and public health considerations presented by “pandemic pods,” our panelists will address legal considerations associated with such an arrangement and also share lessons learned from the homeschool co-op community on the advantages and disadvantages of small group parenting and instruction. Panelists will share thoughts regarding whether or not the “pod” would be considered a joint employer and the implications of such a finding; contractual considerations both for members of the “pod” and between the “pod” and the instructor; considerations regarding where the “pod” should meet/who should host; and associated liability risks, insurance coverage issues, licensing issues, and land use issues.
Cost: $ 15 Member/ $25 Non-member
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