VIRGINIA: New measures announced by Governor Northam to support Virginians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic include: No waiting for unemployment benefits; Enhanced eligibility for unemployment; and fewer restrictions for individuals receiving unemployment insurance. The Office of the Governor is providing a Frequently Asked Questions guide for workers that have been temporarily laid off or discharged during this public health crisis.
- Virginia AFL-CIO; [email protected]
MARYLAND: The Maryland Senate passed emergency legislation to extend temporary unemployment benefits during coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland’s primary election, set for April 28, will be postponed until June 2.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The DC City Council on Tuesday passed legislation providing relief for DC residents and workers affected by COVID-19. Highlights of the Act affecting workers include: prohibition of evictions and the disconnection of electricity, gas, or water; adding to the definition of unemployment those who are temporarily unemployed due to this public health emergency; loosening time restrictions on prescription refills; expansion of paid medical leave to anyone under quarantine. Click here for a summary.
- David Stephen, [email protected]