On April 3, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a comprehensive budget bill that, among other things, amends the New York Labor Law to require all New York employers to provide paid or unpaid sick leave to their employees.
On March 28, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, establishing a statewide “Stay Home” Order to minimize the risk and spread of infection by COVID-19, effective through at least April 19, 2020.
On April 3, 2020, Alabama issued a statewide order, effective Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., requiring every person in Alabama to stay at their place of residence unless they are performing “essential activities.”
On March 26, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment amended its Health Emergency Leave with Pay (HELP) Rules that require certain employers to provide employees up to four paid sick leave days for a covered COVID-19 reason.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases steadily rises throughout Texas while testing resources remain scarce, Central Texas counties issued “shelter-in-place” orders in an effort to #flattenthecurve.
The Government of Canada has announced that, effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 26, all travelers to Canada – including citizens, permanent residents and foreigners – will be subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation period.