Randi Sigafoos did not want to leave her kids home alone, but she didn’t know what else to do. “It’s been very challenging. I had to come back to work, so I kind of don’t have a choice. And my husband works, so it’s been hard,” said Sigafoos, 50, who works at a jewelry store in historic Bethlehem, part of an old steel mill county an hour outside of Philadelphia that narrowly supported Donald Trump in 2016. When the coronavirus pandemic first hit, things weren’t so bad for Sigafoos. Her mom was able to help out with her two girls, 10 and 12 years old, when they were learning remotely, giving her and her husband some peace of mind. Hiring a babysitter was not a luxury they could afford, but they made do. To read the full story.