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Big News! For the first time ever, thanks to the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, our nation will have a *limited*, nation-wide, paid sick days and paid family leave law in place during the COVID-19 crisis.

The new law is a huge deal and we all helped make it happen. Thank you!

But how will it work? Who's covered? How do you access the benefit? Scroll down for useful resources including a detailed fact sheet and handy infographic. 

Editor’s Note: This information is accurate as of today, 4/17/2020. These policies are continuing to evolve at the federal level, as well as at the state levels, and they may change, so please check back here on the MomsRising blog regularly for updated information.

While this package is a huge step forward, it's not enough. As many as 96 million working people are not covered, and it expires at the end of 2020. So be sure to click the link to take action on our petition calling on leaders to do more, and share your story about needing paid leave, too. We must keep the pressure on.  

MomsRising will keep updating this information and sharing additional resources as they're available.

The Facts: Who's covered, how it works, and more. 

Quick overview on the blog: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: New federal paid leave laws and what they mean for our families

Fact sheet to download and share: 

Check if you're eligible:


The Work! We must keep the pressure on to win paid leave for all! 


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