Warehouse workers pushed to their limit as holiday orders — and coronavirus cases — surge

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A NBCNews.com article on health and safety issues facing warehouse workers amid the pandemic and the busy holiday season includes comments from Nik Theodore, UIC professor and head of urban planning and policy, director of the Center for Urban Economic Development and fellow at the Great Cities Institute.

“These are risky front-line jobs because of the amount of people in one place, and social distancing is not always possible,” said Nik Theodore, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s urban planning and policy department. He added that it’s clear that warehouse workers are “a vulnerable population.”

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