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WCB Information Related To Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Subject No. 046-1311

Emergency adoption and proposed amendment to 12 NYCRR 355.9

Date: July 9, 2020

The Chair has adopted on an emergency basis and proposed the amendment to 12 NYCRR 355.9 to clarify that eligible employees may take Paid Family Leave to care for a family member diagnosed with COVID-19. A Notice of Emergency Adoption was published in the April 15, 2020, edition of the State RegisterLink to External Website, and a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking will be published in the July 15, 2020, edition of the State Register. This emergency rulemaking will be effective until July 27, 2020. Comments on the proposal will be accepted for 60 days after publication. Please submit comments by emailing


Clarissa M. Rodriguez