Our Agreement for Housecleaning Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated May 26, 2020

We all want to stay safe, and to do that we need to work together.

This template can help housecleaners and clients talk honestly about how you will commit to each others’ safety and wellbeing, reach agreements and put them down in writing so that you can refer back to them regularly. This template is available in English and Spanish.

The template contains recommendations compiled by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, as well as blanks for you to add in your own agreements. Before you get started filling this out together, we recommend that you:

  • Each think about what you need to feel safe and what you’re able to commit to each other.
  • Have a general conversation about your concerns and your hopes about return to work.
  • Then dive in and talk through each section of this guide together!

As you go through the template, you can cross things out, add things in, and make this agreement work for both of you. When you’re done, you should sign it and make sure that you both have a copy.

This agreement is not a substitute for a full work contract. If you don’t have a contract in place, you can download our Sample Contract and fill it out together in addition to this agreement.

Make sure to stay up to date on CDC guidance.

Be sure also that you are aware of the laws around domestic work in your state—including Domestic Worker Bills of Rights, and that you are in compliance with these laws. Because laws and regulations are different in every state, do not rely on this information without consulting an attorney about your employment rights in your particular state.


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