San Francisco Will Pay for Some Coronavirus Sick Leave

By All News KCBS Radio

March 16, 2020

Private sector workers in San Francisco will be eligible to receive additional paid sick leave for coronavirus-related absences, Mayor London Breed announced Monday.

The $10 million program is designed to cover up to five days of pay for workers who have already exhausted their companies’ sick leave policies, the mayor’s office said.

Public health comes first in this crisis, but we know that many people have less flexibility to stay home and keep paying their rent if they do get sick,” Breed said about the latest measure to soften the economic blow from the global pandemic.

Under the program, the city would pay a portion of the worker’s wage. The city would cover the minimum wage of $15.59 per hour for 40 hours for workers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Any employee out of work for a week would receive up to $623 from the city.

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