A native English user suggested me to use the run-in list format to put across this information. While the numbering makes it easier to read than without, I have some questions.
The UI program provides temporary income support to (1) eligible unemployed workers while they actively seek new employment or obtain vocational training; and to (2) those who take time off from work due to sickness, pregnancy, childbirth, or to provide care to a critically ill child or a sick family member with a significant risk of death.
Can a list have two items? I looked for examples everywhere, but I could not find a sentence similar to mine that has two items(the minimum seems to be 3). Here are some examples from Chicago Manual Style.
Chicago says: The items are separated by commas unless any of the items requires internal commas, in which case all the items will usually need to be separated by semicolons.
My questions is, in the case where there are two items (but those items have internal commas) is it still the rule to put in a semicolon before "and"?