Navigating Omicron Hardships

Special Talk: Trends & Parent Tips

Kamitsuka Turner Kingo Biztalk Mainslide

As many predicted, the new COVID variant omicron has brought a spike in positive cases, prompting many businesses and organizations to temporarily close. This includes schools and childcare centers, leaving parents with the difficult task of managing parenthood, their health, and careers all at once.

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal -with WILMA’s editor- hosted guests as part of WilmingtonBiz Talk to get an update on current health trends and advice for working parents.

Local health officials, including infectious disease physician PAUL KAMISUKA and county public health assistant director CARLA TURNER shared the latest local numbers and whether omicron is showing signs of peaking, testing supplies, and other issues.

Because of impact with schools and childcare facilities, we also talked to a special WILMA guest AUDREY GOODSON KINGO, former editor in chief of,  who spearheaded the brand’s book, The Working Mother Ultimate Guide to Working from Home. She talked about continued concerns – and possible coping tips – for working parents.

View the full BizTalk conversation below. You can also listen to this and future weekly WilmingtonBiz Talk discussions on the Business Journal’s podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

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