COVID-19 Employee/Worker Resources
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has been signed into law, providing over $2 trillion in federally-funded aid. Further directions and guidance for implementation will follow soon.
The deadlines for filing Utah state and federal taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020. More information.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has been adopted, effective April 1, 2020. This Act provides funding for programs and initiatives combating the spread and effects of COVID-19, as well as funding for employees and businesses impacted. Read a summary of the legislation.
The following is a list of resources available to workers and employees living or working within South Salt Lake who are dealing with the direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a city, we must work together to ensure that all our workforce is insulated from the harmful effects of this virus, and that we are limiting the potential for further transmission throughout our community, while maintaining essential services.
For more info on COVID-19, please call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line:1-800-456-7707.
EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE INFORMATION
Under the FFCRA, workers at businesses with fewer than 500 employees will be provided with two weeks of paid time off if they are sick, quarantined, or providing care for a member of their household due to COVID-19. More information on the exact provisions of this law and whether you qualify.
UNEMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND INFORMATION
The DoL has also released updated guidance on unemployment insurance during COVID-19
CHILDCARE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
- One Utah Childcare is available for parents who are essential employees. Currently, this program is prioritizing parents who work in either a) Healthcare and public health; or b) Law enforcement, public safety or first response. Fill out this intake form to get started. Learn more about this program.
- Parents who are not eligible for One Utah Childcare can find other childcare providers at Utah's Care About Childcare website.
PERSONAL FINANCE RESOURCES
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provides helpful information and guidance for protecting your personal finances during the outbreak. Information includes handling unmet financial obligations, avoiding scams and dealing with lost income. View this page.
- The IRS has a webpage detailing tax relief options for those impacted by COVID-19. View this page.
INFORMATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
The US Department of Labor has announced that all federal employees sick with COVID-19 will retain full coverage under the Federal Employees Coverage Act (FECA). View their webpage.
Coverage includes health care, wage loss and potential disability caused by COVID-19.