Posted on March 24, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Gov. Lamont has announced plans for all school districts to access and adopt alternative remote learning options as part of the administration’s strategy to limit the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, the administration has made an appeal for organizations, individuals, and businesses to donate medical equipment to health providers. For more information on how and what items to donate, you can click here.
For more details on the state’s response, you can read Gov. Lamont’s most recent statement here.
I also wanted to make you aware of federal legislation that creates a new federal emergency paid leave benefit program. According to the new law, eligible workers will receive a benefit for a month (up to a maximum of three months) in which they must take 14 or more days of leave from their work due to the qualifying COVID-19-related reasons. You can read a summary of the legislation by clicking here.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has created a website dedicated to providing information on the new laws congress has enacted. To learn more about the newly approved legislation, click here.
If you are interested in more information as an employer or if you have questions as an employee, click here for a compilation of resources.
Just as a reminder, the state continues to maintain a web portal with the most up-to-date information and statistics on COVID-19, including a Frequently Asked Questions document and daily Testing Data provided by the Department of Public Health.
State Rep. Bill Buckbee