In this ever-changing situation, we've compiled information you'll need as employees.
- Emergency FMLA and Federal Paid Sick
- Employee Leave Statuses - COVID
- NY Paid Leave - COVID
- NYS Paid Sick With Federal FMLA chart
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
All Dutchess BOCES employees have the option to use the Employee Assistance Plan, EAP, for counseling services.
Currently, EAP has several helpful brochures at their website to assist with issues arising from the coronavirus emergency including stress relief and managing working remotely.
Dutchess County Website: / Hotline: (845) 486-3555
New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
Whether you need help getting food, medications, or household essentials or you want to offer help and assistance through monetary donations, collecting or donating goods, volunteering, or more:
- COVID - Live Health Online - Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Information & Remote Medical Evaluation Available
- Wageworks: CARES Act: Important benefits updates in coronavirus relief package
NYS Labor Department
Part time and hourly employees may benefit by contacting the local New York State Labor Department. New York State is waiving the Seven-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.
The Dutchess County Office of the New York State Labor Department’s hotline is 888-209-8124.