In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, US legislators passed the Families First Response Act on March 18, 2020. The new bill (H.R.6201) mandates provisions including nutrition waivers, family and medical leave expansion, unemployment insurance stabilization and access, paid sick leave, and tax credits for paid sick and family/medical leave.
- In the United States: email, write or call your local senator or representative to find out how the components of this bill are being implemented in your state/region.
- In other nations in the Americas: email HENA with news and information on federally enacted legislation making provisions for the affects of COVID-19
- Disseminate Families First Coronavirus Response Act to your networks
- Gain knowledge – review Kaiser Family Foundation’s summary of the key provisions
- Disseminate and contribute to HENA’s COVID-19 resource page
- Tweet: The US Families First Coronavirus Response Act is key in addressing the #HealthEquity of vulnerable populations impacted. How is your state or city implementing this or similar policies? @HealthEquidad https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201