In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has guaranteed workers job protection and financial compensation in the event they are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19.* See Guidance For Obtaining An Order For Mandatory Or Precautionary Quarantine.
Most employees will get financial compensation by using a combination of benefits, which may include new employer-provided paid sick leave (depending on the size of the employer), Paid Family Leave and disability benefits. These benefits are not available to employees who are able to work through remote access or other means.
Paid Family Leave can also be used to care for a family member who has contracted COVID-19, which qualifies as a serious health condition.
*These benefits are not available to New Yorkers who take non-work related trips to states with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate over a seven day rolling average (view restricted states).
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