Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Impact on CASA Programs

CASA has been working to take every safety precaution and proceed very carefully during COVID-19. Even so, we have heard from a number of programs with staff who have contracted the virus, and cases continue to rise across Texas.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

  • The law mandates two weeks of paid sick leave,
  • Requires a subsequent ten weeks of partially paid family leave for care of a child, and
  • Provides refundable payroll tax credits that in many cases will result in the Treasury Department writing checks to employers to cover some of the costs of the mandates.

For more information, see the Federal Updates section of our COVID-19 webpage, and see the FAQ: What is the impact of emergency FMLA expansion and Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for local CASA programs?