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WCB Information Related To Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Adopted on an emergency basis and proposing the amendments to 12 NYCRR 355.9

The Chair has adopted on an emergency basis an amendment to 12 NYCRR 355.9, and proposed the amendment to 12 NYCRR 355.9 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 Register, and A Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking will be published in the July 15, 2020 edition of the State RegisterLink to External Website. 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