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COVID Relief for Consuelo Granados

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Some of you may have seen a story on COVID-19 in our region in the Washington Post this weekend, either online on Saturday or on the front page in the Sunday print edition.  One of the people featured was Consuelo Grandos who works for the custodial contractor on the George Mason University Arlington Campus.  Below is the excerpt from the Post story about her:

After Consuelo Granados tested positive, so did her husband, pregnant daughter and son-in-law — all of whom have blue-collar jobs and live under the same roof in Springfield, Va.

Granados, 45, said the company that pays her $10.50 an hour to clean rooms at George Mason University did not provide its workers with masks. She was granted two weeks of paid leave when her symptoms became overwhelming.

It took her five months to return to work, she said. By then, a $670 hospital bill had gone to collection. A month later, her grandson was born prematurely and hospitalized for 13 days.

“I am working again. That’s the most important thing,” Granados said. “But I don’t know how I am going to pay my bills.”

I am trying to raise funds so that Consuelo can pay her bills.  This is an opportunity for the Mason Community, particularly those on the Arlington Campus to help someone who has put herself at risk to keep the campus open during the pandemic.

In addition to the goal, I will make a matching contribution of $20 for the first 25 donations of $20 or more. 

If you have any questions, please send me an email.

Jim Finkelstein
Professor Emeritus of Public Policy
Schar School of Policy and Government


  • Robert Leider
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Richard Stafford
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Donald Kochan
    • $150 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Crystal Hall Brett
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

James Finkelstein
Washington D.C., DC
Consuelo Granados

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