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Combatting COVID-19: Why Paid Sick Leave Matters to Controlling its Spread

Webinar //


Apr 01 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST


The webinar will highlight recommendations made in Trust for America’s Health’s Ready or Not and Promoting Health and Cost Control in States reports on the important role of paid sick leave in combating infectious diseases, as well as other complementary evidence-based policies that can be adopted by federal, state and local governments and by employers. Those participating in the webinar will hear about federal legislation, states that have adopted laws regarding paid leave, and businesses that are expanding these benefits. There will also be a focus on the potential short-term uses of the recently approved supplemental budget to assist individuals without paid leave when confined to their homes.


The following speakers will join TFAH President and CEO John Auerbach and CityHealth President Shelley Hearne for their co-sponsored 90-minute webinar to discuss the critical importance of universal paid sick leave for all workers to the nation's health — during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond:

  • Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association
  • Debra Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Rev. Marvin Owens Jr., Senior Director, Economic Department of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The panel dicussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.

Questions? Contact Tim Hughes.