On March 13, 2020, Puerto Rico’s Department of Labor and Human Resources’ Secretary, Hon. Briseida Torres Reyes, issued Opinion 2020-01 discussing statutory rights and other applicable measures in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.
New FAQs clarify requirements under the Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay Rules, which require certain employers to provide paid sick leave for employees with flu-like symptoms who are being tested for COVID-19.
The IRS has issued Notice 2020-15, allowing HSA-compatible high deductible health plans to provide coverage for testing and treatment of COVID-19-related services without an annual deductible requirement or with a lower annual deductible.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Japanese government is considering a new law to enable the government to declare a state of emergency, cancel public events, and instruct people to stay indoors.
On March 11, 2020, the president signed a proclamation that implements additional travel restrictions for any foreign nationals who have been present in certain European countries within 14 days of arrival in the United States.