I recently resigned my role due to the lack of childcare as a result of COVID-19. In short based on the current projection we are looking at 5 months without day care, two parents who work(ed) full time, and two kids 3 and 1 year old. It just wasn't sustainable with the workload I was attempting to manage.
My question: As I begin to apply for new roles, should I include a short explanation of why I am no longer employed in my cover letter or on my resume? Is COVID-19 unique enough to make a difference? Does it mattter or should I just let it go? My thought is yes so employers don't think I was fired, but my wife who proofread my cover letter thought I should remove it.