Pennsylvania Governor Calls for Paid Sick and Family Leave for Workers

As Pennsylvanians continue to fight the health risks of COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf called on the General Assembly to pass legislation for paid sick and family leave for workers who need to miss work for an illness or to take care of a loved one. According to the governor’s office, enacting a paid sick leave law would help an estimated 400,000 Pennsylvanians, particularly low-wage workers who are forced to work when ill, risking their health and that of the employees and customers around them. Providing paid sick leave would improve public health and help to prevent more people from getting sick.