There are at least FIVE possible sources for sick leave pay to care for yourself and your loved ones if you are a New York worker who is still employed. Workers in New York State may be eligible for either state permanent or emergency paid sick leave coverage, under three separate laws. If you work in New York City, you may also have important rights under the local paid sick leave law. If you are unemployed, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, which were temporarily expanded during this crisis. See the document below to learn more.
Update, March 15, 2021: Effective immediately, workers across New York state can start taking up to four hours of paid leave per shot to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more here.NY KYR Fact Sheet 3.15.22