Who Has Access to COVID-19 Emergency Leave Benefits?
A resource created by: Innovation Ohio, Policy Matters Ohio, PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States, and the Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network
No matter where we are from or what we look like, all of us work hard for our families and deserve a job where we are treated with dignity and respect. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed cracks in our country’s caregiving systems, underlining the reality many working people face everyday: the impossible choice between their paycheck and their health. One crucial way we can rebuild an economy where all working families have the opportunity to thrive is to ensure everyone has access to paid sick days and paid family leave, during this crisis and beyond.
As COVID-19 hit our communities, members of Congress came together to take action and passed federal emergency paid sick and paid leave benefits. Unfortunately, policymakers left behind millions of working people in the final legislation, and there is still work to be done to ensure everyone has access to the emergency leave they need. As we work with partners to advocate for legislation that ensures everyone has the support they need to work safely and provide for their families, you deserve to know what benefits are available to them right now!
Innovation Ohio, Policy Matters Ohio, PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States, and The Ohio Women’s Public Policy Network partnered on a Benefits Chart resource to help working people and families navigate the new emergency paid sick days and paid leave programs Congress enacted to respond to COVID-19.
Some sections of the chart need further clarification. To find out more information about these new benefits and what is included, download the full report.