COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program
Information about the Commonwealth’s new temporary sick leave program for certain reasons related to COVID-19.

Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave—Reimbursement

The Commonwealth is now accepting applications from employers for reimbursement of their costs in granting Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave. To recap, from Friday, May 28, 2021, until September 30, 2021 or the exhaustion of $75 million in program funds as determined by the Commonwealth, whichever is earlier, employers must offer Massachusetts employees leave time for qualifying reasons related to COVID-19. Further information on the law is available at

Effective immediately, employers may apply for reimbursement by logging into the Department of Revenue’s MassTaxConnect website. Further information, including detailed instructions, is available here:

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