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  • Coronavirus Support Available for Workers, Employers

    On Thursday, March 5, California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) clarified employer and employee coverage related to the coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. The additional support comes one day after Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency as part of California’s response to the coronavirus.

    Covered employees who’ve been exposed to the coronavirus are eligible to file a State Disability Insurance (SDI) claim, and employees caring for family members who are ill or quarantined with coronavirus are eligible to file a claim for Paid Family Leave (PFL). In addition, employers experiencing a slowdown due to the coronavirus’ community impact can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program.

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