Senator Toby Ann Stavisky comments on the Senate’s passing of the NYS Sick & Family Leave Bill

“The Sick and Family Leave Bill the Senate passed this afternoon will help struggling New Yorkers support themselves and their families during this extremely difficult time. The impact the coronavirus is having on all businesses, both large and small, is staggering and will likely get worse before it gets better. The federal government must pass their legislation to provide funding for New York State. Our bill protects workers who have to stay home as a result of this crisis. The burden of financial stress could force New Yorkers to make poor decisions, ignore the advice of health experts, and further the spread of the virus. We are asking business owners and their employees to take unprecedented measures to ensure public safety, in order to help New York stop the spread of COVID-19.”