Last updated
August 26, 2020 @2:16 PM

Please check back as additional guidelines are published for frontline workers.

Guidance for health care providers and personnel

Guidance for first responders and other non-health care essential workers

Rights for quarantined essential workers

Ensuring that essential workers do not have to go to work when they are sick is crucial to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many options to consider if you are quarantined or have tested positive and are in self-isolation due to COVID-19. You may use sick time under the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law. You may qualify for time off under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Or, you may want to pursue your options applying for unemployment or workers’ compensation.

To find out more about these and other options, visit the Attorney General's page on rights for quarantined essential employees.

Guidance for the general public