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COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Employers with an employee who is subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by New York State, the Department of Health, a local board of health, or any governmental entity duly authorized to issue an order due to COVID-19 must provide that employee with certain sick leave benefits. The required sick leave benefits are determined by the number of employees the employer had as of January 1, 2020. Click on the PDF for more info.

How to Apply for Paid Family Leave and Disability Benefits

As outlined above, certain employees may collect paid family leave and disability benefits if they or a dependent child is subject to an order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. Those employees who are eligible for COVID-19 related paid family leave and disability benefits may apply following the steps in the PDF.

How to Apply for NYS Unemployment Insurance

Individuals should promptly file their claim in the first week they lose their job. They can estimate their weekly benefit amount by using the benefit rate calculator on the DOL website. Please note that the tool gives an estimate only. It does not guarantee that individuals will be eligible for benefits or a specific amount of benefits. Individuals must file an Unemployment Insurance claim to determine if they are eligible and learn their actual benefit amount.

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