Employers with less than 500 employees must also provide employees with two weeks (80 hours) of Paid Sick Leave to be paid at the employee’s regular rate of pay (subject to certain caps and restrictions described below) if the employee is unable to work (or telework) for any of the following reasons:

  • The employee is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine order because of COVID-19;
  • The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine.
  • The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • The employee is caring for an individual who is subject to a quarantine or who has been advised to self-quarantine; or
  • The employee is caring for a child, if the child’s school has been closed, or the child care provider is unavailable.

Paid sick time is capped at $511 per day and $5,110 in the aggregate if the employee is subject to quarantine, has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine, or if the employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking medical diagnosis. If, on the other hand, the employee is simply caring for an individual who is subject to a quarantine or is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed, paid sick time must only be paid at a rate of two-thirds (2/3) the employee’s regular rate and is capped at $200 per day and $2,000 in aggregate.