COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program

The Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave program ended on March 15, 2022. Employer applications for reimbursement from the state were accepted through April 29, 2022. No further applications for reimbursement will be accepted.

Under the terms of Chapter 16 of the Acts of 2021 (An Act Providing for Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave), which was enacted by the Legislature and signed by Governor Baker, effective May 28, 2021, employers were required to make paid leave time available to employees for COVID-related illnesses, quarantine, and vaccinations, and could then apply for reimbursement from the state.

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