As the novel coronavirus spreads around the world, people try to stay healthy and care for those who contract the virus. At the same time, the virus’s effects stretch beyond health; they also have negatively affected the economy. If you’re out of a job and trying to figure out a way to safely return to work, consider one of these careers that allows you to make money while not putting yourself and others at risk.
Most delivery jobs involve only one person in a car at a time, and that hasn’t changed during the pandemic. Whether you’re driving for the United Postal Service, a food service such as Grubhub, or a trucking company, your only contact is when you pick up and drop off your loads. These moments of contact are brief enough to maintain social distancing, particularly if you wear a mask. To begin your job search, find out if there are truck loads available in your area and check if you have the resources and qualifications to apply.
If you would prefer to work completely from home, consider filling out surveys to make extra money. While this does not provide as much reliable income as a full-time job, you can make a decent amount of money while reviewing products. Explore different host sites, and make sure to research each one before you sign up so that you know it’s not a scam.
Conduct Contact Tracing
Contact tracing is the process of tracking the novel coronavirus’s spread. When people test positive, they report the names of people with whom they have been in contact over the past two weeks. Contact tracers then reach out to those people and advise them to self-quarantine until they receive negative test results. Many universities, government agencies, and independent researchers are looking for contact tracers now. These positions are usually completely remote, and the demand is so great that you are likely to be accepted. Another benefit of this job is that you get to help fight the virus and protect your community.
Money is tight for many people these days, but it’s hard to find a higher-paying job without sacrificing your health. Consider applying for one of these jobs that allow you to make money while maintaining social distancing. Apply to several at the same time so that you have a back-up, and don’t forget your mask if you need to go to work in-person.