Utah Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant Program
The $2 million Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant uses federal CARES Act funds as part of Utah’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides reimbursement to small business employers (less than 50 employees) who pay employees to stay home during quarantine or isolation for a maximum of 40 hours per week for a period of up to two calendar weeks through the Utah Labor Commission.
This program will reimburse small businesses that continue to pay out regular wages to employees who have either:
- Tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently been asked to isolate/quarantine, or
- Had confirmed exposure to someone who tested positive and subsequently been asked to isolate/quarantine.
The program will continue until available funds are exhausted or December 30, 2020. The funds will be disbursed on a qualifying first-come-first-served basis, and must be requested before 5:00 PM, on January 14, 2021.
It will be necessary to document employee positive COVID-19 tests of employees or contact tracers certificates with the grant application.
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