Are you an essential worker during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Want to know more about how to protect yourself while working? Student and youth workers fill many of the jobs that have been deemed “essential” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grocery and convenience store employees, take-out restaurant workers, food couriers and Uber drivers in the gig economy are working on the front-lines, often in low-wage and precarious jobs. Workers in retail establishments have reported that measures by employers to protect employees and customers have been inconsistent.