From the Summary: "Businesses across the country are closed in response to the spread of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. Unemployment assistance has typically been available only to 'traditionally-employed' workers, and for state-determined timeframes with stipulations requiring that they actively look for work. Given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the White House, and states are working together to provide flexibility and additional support to workers of all backgrounds who have become unemployed as a result of COVID-19. [...] This memo describes:  What current unemployment assistance flexibilities exist under the CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act;  What states are doing to increase UI [unemployment insurance] staffing and system capacity;  What governors are doing to further improve access to UI; and  What governors can do to communicate UI challenges and opportunities to the public, to help reduce public uncertainty that further overwhelms the UI system."
National Governors' Association
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