We are working closely with Rice University to monitor the continued impact of Covid-19 on our community. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. All gatherings at Baker Hall through April 30 have been canceled. A current list of scheduled online events is available at bakerinstitute.org/events and will be updated with new webcasts and webinars. Please refer to emergency.rice.edu/coronavirus for additional information and updates.

Paid sick leave during coronavirus pandemic

"Really it’s pretty obvious: If you have a job and you get paid hourly and you don’t have any unemployment insurance or paid sick leave and you go down for three weeks, how do you pay your bills? How do you do anything?” said John W. Diamond, the director of the Center for Public Finance, about the impact of coronavirus on hourly workers and the need for paid sick leave. Houston Chronicle: http://bit.ly/2ISf5kf