Today, March 18, 2020, the Senate voted to adopt the House-passed bill pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak. This bill is considered, “phase 2”. The bill includes, but is not limited to:

  • Free testing including for those who are uninsured
  • Paid sick and medical leave for some workers. This means those who test positive for the virus, have been exposed and have been informed they must quarantine and those who must care for family members with the same circumstances.
  • Increased/expanded unemployment insurance
  • Increase to food assistance programs

We will provide more updates as they become available. So, please stay tuned.