COVID-19 Cares Act
Information on the Bill that passed for the stimulus package and help for independent business owners that qualify.
Applicants will need to provide self-certification that they are (1) partially or fully unemployed, OR (2) unable and unavailable to work because of one of the following circumstances:
They have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have symptoms of it and are seeking diagnosis;
A member of their household has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
They are providing care for someone diagnosed with COVID-19;
They are providing care for a child or other household member who can’t attend school or work because it is closed due to COVID-19;
They are quarantined or have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine; They were scheduled to start employment and do not have a job or cannot reach their place of employment as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak; They have become the breadwinner for a household because the head of household has died as a direct result of COVID-19; They had to quit their job as a direct result of COVID-19; Their place of employment is closed as a direct result of COVID-19; or They meet other criteria established by the Secretary of Labor.