COVID-19 has affected different parts of the country in different ways and there is not a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to practice self-quarantining and social distancing, other than following WHO, CDC, and statewide recommendations. All domestic employees and employers should work together on deciding best practices to make the more cautious party feel comfortable and safe in their environment.
Employers cannot give direction over how their employees choose to spend their unpaid off-duty time. If a current requirement for your family is that a future employee needs to live alone, you should provide a small monthly housing stipend to allow their employee to afford the added costs of living alone rather than with family members or roommates.
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