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Subject Number 046-1286 Emergency Adoption of Amendment to 12 NYCRR 355.9 making a COVID-19 Diagnosis a Serious Health Condition

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Date: March 31, 2020

The Chair has adopted on an emergency basis an amendment to clarify that employees may take family leave to care for a family member diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. The amendment is to section 355.9 of Title 12 NYCRR. A Notice of Emergency Adoption will be published in the April 15, 2020 edition of the State Register. This emergency rulemaking is effective for 90 days upon filing March 27, 2020.

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair