In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), New York State implemented programs that guarantee workers job protection and financial compensation in the event they, or their minor dependent child, 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 may also be used to care for a family member who has contracted COVID-19, which may qualify as a serious health condition.
*These benefits are not available to New Yorkers who take non-work related trips to any state other than a contiguous state for more than 24 hours.
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