With the omicron variant continuing to drive a national coronavirus surge, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other lawmakers announced they’ve agreed to a framework on how to ensure employees still have access to COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through Sept. 30, 2022.

“California’s ability to take early budget action will protect workers and provide real relief to businesses reeling from this latest surge. Throughout this pandemic, we have come together to address the immediate impacts COVID-19 continues to have on millions of California families, both at home and at work. By extending sick leave to frontline workers with COVID and providing support for California businesses, we can help protect the health of our workforce, while also ensuring that businesses and our economy are able to thrive,” read a statement from the group of lawmakers, which besides Newsom includes Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

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