In the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the CDC has recommended that everyone take steps to protect themselves and their communities, including avoiding close contact with others. If you have to take time off work sick or your work is closed, what are your legal rights? If your child’s school is closed, can you stay home with your children?
Find out more about your earned paid sick time or earned paid sick leave rights in your state, county, or city below.
Colorado (en español)
District of Columbia
New York State* (en español)
*If you live in New York State, visit here for information about additional potential sources of paid sick leave.
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Santa Monica, California
Cook County and Chicago, Illinois
Montgomery County, Maryland
St. Paul, Minnesota
New York City, New York (en español)
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
To learn more and compare the statewide and local paid sick time laws above, please see A Better Balance’s interactive and customizable comparison chart.