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Do I qualify under the federal or state family medical leave acts?

If you test positive for COVID-19, or are caring for a family member who tested positive for COVID-19, you qualify for federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave because the condition constitutes a “serious health condition” and your absence from work will be designated as protected leave under FMLA/CFRA.

Under the new Families First Act, if you are unable to work (or telework) due to a need to care for your child because their school or childcare has been closed due to a public health emergency, you are eligible for FMLA/CFRA protected leave. 

For any of these reasons, you may be eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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