Navigating COVID-19: Health Policy Solutions – Paid Leave

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During this unprecedented health crisis, paid leave is critical to supporting the health and financial security of workers. Every day, people across the country are forced to choose between their health and their paycheck, though the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a temporary federal mandate for paid leave, attempts to fix that. The FFCRA policies are necessary but insufficient at protecting the entire nation’s workforce. As policymakers consider plans now and after the COVID-19 pandemic, they must develop policy solutions that strengthen working families and safeguard America’s workforce.