Might depend on which state your in but couldn't you sign up for unemployment for the time you're off? I know, you'll probably never see the money till you're back to work. And i guess that helps no one if they're in a paycheck-to-paycheck situation.Rumor going around the office a guy on our floor has symptoms and called out yesterday. His wife works in a nursing home that had an outbreak last week and she's pending results but also had symptoms late last week. This guy has been at work Monday and Tuesday, using the employee restrooms and coming into our breakroom to use the microwave. Everyone is freaking out here.
It's crazy that people who have been exposed continue to come to work until they themselves have symptoms. If there was an outbreak at my wife's employer, then she has symptoms, I don't think I'd come in knowing I'd most likely been exposed, most likely contracted, and could potentially expose my entire workplace. The problem is I'd have to use my time, and unless I get tested and results came back quickly who knows how many hours I'd burn. Lose lose situation I guess.
Just looked... in Pa. "you may be eligible for UC" if you have to quarantine.
In Pa... didn't have a job before all this happened? Nooo problem. Here's a bunch of money!!!Yes, but there's also plenty that won't qualify just because they didn't have a job to be unemployed from before the COVID ordeal... Or people that still technically had a job, but didn't want to take the risk of getting it from being old, weakened immune system, etc...
Unemployment was sincerely the dumbest route to have gone.