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New Yorkers who visit states with high COVID-19 infection rates will be ineligible for sick leave

ALBANY – Don’t go to a state with a high COVID-19, come back to New York and expect to get paid sick leave benefits.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Saturday that strips the paid sick leave protections for New York employees who voluntarily travel to high-risk states after June 25.

“If we are going to maintain the progress we’ve seen, we need everyone to take personal responsibility,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“That’s why I’m issuing an executive order that says any New York employee who voluntarily travels to a high-risk state will not be eligible for the

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Choosing the window seat can help lower your risk of getting sick when traveling by plane

Choosing the window seat could reduce your risk of infection.
Choosing the window seat could reduce your risk of infection.

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  • Nonessential travel is still not recommended in many countries, including the US, where the Centers for Disease Control warns against it.

  • Though it doesn’t recommend traveling, the CDC says that “most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes.”

  • Some experts agree and say that there are certain things you can do to minimize the risk of infection on flights.

  • Frequent handwashing, wiping down the tray table, wearing a mask, and having the vent above you

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