This is to update all U.S. ATU local unions on federal legislation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law. This law creates two weeks of paid sick leave for reasons related to COVID-19 for eligible employees, in addition to any existing employer-provided leave. This law also creates a new ground for family medical leave relating to care for a child as a result of the closure of schools or unavailability of childcare due to COVID-19 for eligible employees, with 2/3 wage replacement. These provisions will go into effect within the next two weeks and will “sunset” on December 31, 2020. I have provided a general summary and a Q&A on the law below.