CRITICAL UPDATE FOR AGRICULTURE AND OTHER ESSENTIAL INDUSTRIES:
2. The federal emergency paid sick leave law applies to people who are under an order of quarantine or isolation, have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine, experience symptoms related to COVID-19 and are seeking a medical diagnosis, or need to care for an individual who is under an order of quarantine or isolation. These individuals can get paid if they miss work for these reasons.
While the law is silent as to documentation, we do recommend that employers request documentation such as a fax or email from a health provider who has ordered quarantine or isolation, or proof of enrollment in a school or day care that has closed. If employees are afraid and choose to stay home, we recommend against any disciplinary action, but those employees need not be paid.