Sen. Tim Kaine calls for paid sick days for everyone to limit coronavirus spread

By Nick Iannelli 


All employees in the U.S. would have access to two weeks of paid time off in the event of a health emergency if a plan endorsed by Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is passed on Capitol Hill.

“The reason for this is pretty obvious,” Kaine told WTOP. “You do not want sick employees coming to work and spreading coronavirus or anything that further hurts other workers or the workplace itself.”

The bill, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., would allow all employees to accrue seven days of paid sick leave and provide an additional 14 days.


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