August 7, 2020 12:53 pm Curi Policy, Coverage, & Premium | Human Resources & Staff Management Federal Judge Strikes Down Labor Department’s Rule on Leave for Healthcare Providers A federal judge last week struck down part of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule limiting paid leave for COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken ruled that DOL’s interpretation of “healthcare workers” under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act excluded too many people, including many not in healthcare roles. SHARE News & Knowledge All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.