For the 75 million Americans under virtual lockdown in the battle against COVID-19, the writing on the wall is clear: Stay home, stop the spread. Yet, for the two million domestic workers in the United States, the demands of social distancing and the realities of the virus can be a minefield.

“Honestly, I’m scared of getting sick and passing it to the client,” said Lee Plaza, 60, a home care worker from Los Angeles. “I have to stay positive, I try my best to keep calm … It’s really very heartbreaking.”