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SAFETY AND SECURITY

Unemployment

  • On March 12th, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order that in part waived the one-week waiting period for people who are unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19.

    If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 you may qualify for Paid Family Leave (PFL).
    If you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness, you may qualify for Disability Insurance. Those who have lost a job or have had their hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19 may be able to partially recover their wages by filing an unemployment insurance claim.

    If a worker or a family member is sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine, workers may use accrued paid sick leave in accordance with the law. If workers are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of their work, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

  • The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California.