What are my rights as an employee during COVID-19?

The federal government passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on April 1, 2020, which provides expanded criteria for paid sick leave and time off. Visit the U.S. Labor Department's website to learn more.

If you are an employee who believes you are working under unsafe conditions or are not essential and are being told to come into work - email the Division of Labor Standards.

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1. What are the reopening plans for Dartmouth businesses and organizations?
2. Who are at greater risk for severe COVID-19 illness?
3. What should I do if I feel sick?
4. When can my business reopen?
5. What are my rights as an employee during COVID-19?
6. Where can I get help for unemployment?
7. How are Governor Baker’s orders, home isolation, & social distancing guidelines being enforced in the Town of Dartmouth?
8. What’s the difference between self-isolation and self-quarantine?
9. What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 / am in close contact of someone who tests positive?