There were more than 1 million new U.S. Covid-19 cases on Monday, a single-day record, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Americans who get Covid and miss work aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits. That wasn’t the case earlier in the pandemic due to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
However, the same may not be true for people exposed (but not infected with) the virus.
Covid-19 infections are ballooning, and sick Americans who miss work due to the virus may wonder if they qualify for unemployment benefits.
The short answer: They don’t.
There were more than 1 million new U.S. Covid cases reported Monday, a single-day record, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day average of daily new cases is over 480,000.
The dramatic rise in caseloads, fueled by the highly contagious omicron and delta virus strains, is causing worker shortages and disrupting businesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently shortened the Covid isolation period to five days for people without symptoms, down from 10 days…[READ MORE..]