California Gov. Newsom is making large grocery, food delivery, and farming companies provide 2 weeks of COVID-19 sick pay

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  • California is mandating food industry companies give workers an additional two weeks of COVID-19 sick leave.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that he was signing an executive order that would cover grocery stores, fast food chains, delivery services, and farms.
  • "I want you to know you are not disposable, you are essential, and you are valued," Newsom said.
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California is making sure farm workers and employees at grocery stores, fast food chains, and delivery services get two weeks of additional paid time off, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.

The paid time off is "supplemental," in addition to the paid leave provided by one's employer, and intended both to protect the safety of customers and those who serve them.Advertisement

"I want you to know you are not disposable, you are essential, and you are valued," Gov. Newsom said in address on Periscope announcing the executive order.

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