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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

Tue 7 April 2020 News Releases

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

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.

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 (