Individuals who are temporarily unemployed due to lack of work because of COVID 19 are eligible for unemployment benefits. The individual will be considered unemployed due to lack of work regardless of whether the individual’s workplace is partially or completely shut down or if the individual needs to stay home for any reason related to COVID 19.
To fulfill the requirements to be able, available and actively seeking work, the individual need only take reasonable measures to maintain contact with his or her employer, and to be available for hours offered by the employer.
Claimants will be presumed to be eligible for eight weeks of standby status. In those instances, the employer need not respond that the claimant is on standby.
Read the Guidelines Sheet here.