SNA, particularly through its partnership with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), has been advocating that Congress address the needs of individuals with disabilities during the pandemic. This includes work to increase funding for services under the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Medicaid’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP), as well as funding for community-based services in the CARES Act, the HEROES Act, and the HEALS Act. We have also supported anti-discrimination protections, accessibility for voting, and language to protect visitation and other rights for individuals with disabilities at home and in facilities.

COVID-19 Resources

  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Consumer Voice – Resources Regarding Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Social Security Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Healthsperien Pandemic Updates and Issue Briefs
  • Isolation and Loneliness

Emergency Paid Sick-Family Leave Fact Sheet

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act expands access to emergency paid sick leave to as many as 87 million U.S. workers. Many of these workers currently have no paid leave and are being forced to choose between their paycheck, their health, and the health of the people around them.

FAQ Tax Provisions

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act creates emergency paid sick leave, as well as paid family leave in the case of school closures, for working families impacted by COVID-19. It does so by requiring employers with up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave and paid family leave, while providing a refundable payroll tax credit to employers to cover 100 percent of the cost of wages.

PAID Leave Act of 2020 Summary

Senator Murray, Senator Gillibrand, and Representative DeLauro are introducing the P.A.I.D. Leave Act, a comprehensive bill to provide all workers with paid sick days and paid family and medical leave immediately, in response to the current coronavirus crisis, and to have these benefits in place for workers and families to deal with future crises and life events.

SNA Public Policy News You Can Use on Coronavirus Family Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ( H.R. 6201 ) was passed by the Senate (March 18) after some modifications by the House (March 16) and signed into law on March 18, 2020. Here are the highlights for SNA members.

SNA Public Policy News You Can Use – April 26, 2020

Congress and the President Act to Increase Small Business Loan Program: Roughly $484 billion in economic aid is on its way to small businesses, medical providers, and state testing efforts as part of the latest relief measure, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.