Do you qualify for paid sick leave due to coronavirus? Last week, President Donald Trump signed emergency legislation granting paid sick leave to those impacted by coronavirus, specifically aimed to help Americans who need to take off time from work due to coronavirus. Here’s everything you need to know about how to qualify for paid sick leave:
How much paid sick leave can I receive?
If you have, are seeking a diagnosis for, or are being quarantined for coronavirus, then you can receive two weeks of paid sick leave from your employer.
What if you don’t have coronavirus, but you have to care for a family member who does have coronavirus or is being quarantined?
If you are caring for a family member impacted by coronavirus such that they have, are seeking a diagnosis for, or are being quarantined for coronavirus, then you also are eligible to receive two weeks paid sick leave.
What if my child’s school is closed due to coronavirus and I need to stay home to care for my child?
If your child’s school is closed due to coronavirus, and you need to stay home and care for your child, you can receive 12 weeks of paid sick leave.