Families First Corornavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020. The Act addresses the economic and health impacts of coronavirus through free testing, funding for paid sick leave, and expanded unemployment benefits.
Use this table to quickly identify relief program eligibility by facility type.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act:
Two-week sick leave covers those employees unable to work due to quarantine and/or are experiencing symptoms and seeking medical diagnosis.
Two-week family leave covers those employees unable to work due to caring for someone sick with COVID-19 or for child whose school or childcare provider is closed.
Additional 10-week family leave covers the need to care for child whose school or childcare provider is closed.
The Act provides a tax credit to cover costs. Companies without a revenue stream would apply to the IRS for a refund.
The Labor Department can exempt employers with fewer than 50 workers from having to pay the additional 12 weeks of family leave if "it would jeopardize the viability of the business".
Additional leave applies through Dec. 31, 2020.
Companies with 500 or more employees are not covered under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Learn more at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave.