Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Guidance
Issued: April 8, 2020
State agencies and institutions of higher education
Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, effective April 1, 2020. This law, amended by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. As public employers, state agencies and institutions of higher education must comply with the FFCRA regardless of agency size. See the Department of Labor’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers, questions 39 and 52-54.