One of the contributing factors to the spread of disease is the exposure to people in public settings that are sick and contagious. Many times these people are present in the work environments because they are faced with the loss of pay or the job itself if they stay out due to illness. This doesn't only apply to their illnesses but also to any dependents illness as well. When a child has a fever at school the guardian is called to retrieve the child and misses work and pay due to the dependents illness. The parent may have even taken the child to school suspecting that they may be called later in the day. This exposes the children at school, staff, and anyone along the way. One of the best ways to stop a contagion in its tracks is to expose as few people as possible. Having paid sick/family leave would go a long way to having a healthier working environment and keeping as many employees on the job as possible.