New York State Issues Guidance on How to Obtain a Precautionary or Mandatory Order of Quarantine or Isolation Pursuant to the COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

To obtain a precautionary or mandatory order of quarantine or isolation pursuant to the COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law, individuals are directed to contact their Local Health Department (LHD). A list of the various LHDs can be found on the New York State Department of Health's website at: https://www.health.ny.gov/contact/contact_information/

LHDs are required to provide the requested orders within 30 days. The guidance also describes what type of documentation is required from a licensed medical provider in support of a request for an order of quarantine or isolation.

See https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/obtaining-order-of-quarantine.pdf

If you have any questions about these recently enacted laws or any recent employment issues or concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, please contact Brett R. Gallaway () or Jacqueline C. Gerrald ().

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