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Coronavirus in Texas

Health care workers on the front lines of coronavirus don't get expanded paid sick leave protections

The Labor Department has urged employers to “be judicious” in exempting their workers. Critics say the exemption hurts nurses and doctors, who have already complained about their lack of protective equipment.

Licensed vocational nurse Ahmad Nejat looks over as he meets with the COVID-19 testing team at the Austin Regional Center testing site in Kyle on March 31, 2020.

A shortage of medical staff

“We’re not allotted the sick time off?”

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