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Oregon makes permanent paid quarantine leave policy


Extending as permanent a temporary rule that was set to expire March 13, Oregon will now provide state-paid leave for employees who need to quarantine or self-isolate because of COVID-19 exposure or are experiencing symptoms, but do not qualify for COVID-19-related paid sick leave or do not have access to COVID-19-related paid time off.

The rule, which was filed Friday and goes into effect on March 14, states that workers who meet all the eligibility requirements will get a $120 per-day payment for up to 10 working days for the time one needs to quarantine or isolate.

The $30 million program was established with money received from the federal government to help Oregon respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement by the state Department of Consumer and Business Services.

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