Questions and answers for workers
What can I do if I can’t work because I’m sick or quarantined because of COVID-19?
- You can use paid sick leave if your job has it.
- If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
- You may also file a Worker’s Compensation Claim if you were exposed to coronavirus at work.
- California is working to support people financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more in this chart of benefits available for workers.The state has removed waiting periods for unemployment and disability insurance for Californians who lose work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and published resources for workers affected by COVID-19.