COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center

State and Local Guidance


Updated on March 27, 2020

Federal, state, and local agencies have begun releasing guidance on how paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, and other employment requirements apply to COVID-19. Links to this guidance are provided below. We will be updating this page as additional guidance is made available. Given that this is an evolving situation, it's best to check your state or local Department of Health website for up-to-date information.

Jurisdiction

Summary

Federal

DOL: Guidance covers the Family and Medical Leave Act, workplace safety, wage and hour law, and unemployment insurance.

DOL: Guidance covers paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

ICE: Guidance Covers 1-9 requirements for COVID-19 related purposes.

EEOC: Guidance covers the Americans with Disabilities Act and COVID-19.

Alabama

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Alaska

DETS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

DOLWD: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Arizona

Guidance covers workplace safety, wage and hour law, and unemployment insurance.

Arkansas

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

California

Cal/OSHA: Guidance covers protecting workers from COVID-19.

DIR: Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick leave under state law for COVID-19 related purposes.

EDD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

LWDA: Guidance covers paid family leave, paid sick leave, workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.

San Francisco

Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick leave under the city's paid sick leave ordinance for COVID-19 related purposes.

Colorado

CDLE: Guidance covers paid sick leave, wage and hour law, and unemployment insurance.

CDLE: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Connecticut

DOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, wage and hour law, and family and medical leave.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Delaware

Guidance covers expanded unemployment insurance for workers whose employment has been impacted directly by COVID-19. 

District of Columbia

Guidance covers paid sick leave, workers' compensation, and unemployment insurance.

Florida

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Georgia

DOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

SBWC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Hawaii

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Idaho

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Illinois

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Indiana

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Iowa

IWD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

IWD: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Kansas

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Kentucky

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Labor Cabinet: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Louisiana

LWC: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

LWC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Maine

MDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

MDOL: Guidance covers family medical leave, sick leave, and workers' compensation.

Maryland

DLLR: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

WCC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Massachusetts

State: Guidance covers wage and hour laws, sick leave, and unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Michigan

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Minnesota

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

DLI: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Duluth

Guidance clarifies  use of leave under the city's paid sick leave ordinance for COVID-19 related purposes.

Minneapolis

Guidance clarifies  use of leave under the city's paid sick leave ordinance for COVID-19 related purposes.

Mississippi

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Missouri

Guidance covers workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.

Montana

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Nebraska

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Nevada

OLC: Guidance covers paid sick leave for COVID-19 related purposes.

DETR: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

New Hampshire

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

New Jersey

Guidance covers paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, and family leave insurance.

New Mexico

DWS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

WCA: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

New York 

State: Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick and/or paid family leave under state or local law for COVID-19 related purposes.

WCB: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

OAG: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.


New York City

Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick and/or paid family leave under state or local law for COVID-19 related purposes.

Westchester County

Guidance clarifies that employees can use their available paid sick and/or paid family leave under state or local law for COVID-19 related purposes.

North Carolina

DHHS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

OSHR: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

North Dakota

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Department of Commerce: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Department of Commerce: Guidance covers paid leave and wage laws.

Ohio

JFS: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

BWC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Oklahoma

OESC: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

WCC: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Oregon

BOLI: Guidance covers leave under the Oregon Family Leave Act.

BOLI: Guidance covers wage and hour law.

OED: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Pennsylvania

Guidance covers unemployment insurance and workers' compensation.

Philadelphia

Guidance covers paid sick leave and the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

Rhode Island

State: Guidance covers unemployment insurance, paid sick and paid family leave.

Rhode Island Judiciary: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

South Carolina

Guidance covers workers' compensation, paid sick leave, and unemployment insurance.

South Dakota

DLR: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

DLR: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Tennessee

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Texas

TWC: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

TDI: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Utah

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Vermont

VDOL: Guidance covers paid sick leave.

VDOL: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Virginia

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Washington

State: Guidance covers workers' compensation and wage and hour laws.

ESD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave, and workers' compensation.

West Virginia

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

Wisconsin

DWD: Guidance covers unemployment insurance.

DWD: Guidance covers workers' compensation.

Wyoming

Guidance covers unemployment insurance.