State of Grandfamilies 2020: Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving Beyond.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults are being told to keep their distance from children, and wave through windows or video call. This is not possible for caregivers like the O’Learys who are among over two million grandparents raising their grandchildren, many of whom are age 60 and older and at greater risk if exposed to the virus.1These grandparents spend their days changing their grandchildren’s diapers, helping with virtual learning, and making meals. They are the first line of defense for these children during the pandemic, having stepped in when parents cannot raise children for many reasons, including because parents have died from the virus. Generations United. 2020 CLICK HERE