Oneonta approves paid sick leave for city employees affected by coronavirus

The measure also guarantees that affected city employees will also continue to receive their health insurance benefits.

Posted: Apr 21, 2020 11:13 PM

ONEONTA, NY – The Oneonta common council unanimously passed a resolution Monday to approve paid sick leave for any city employee forced to stay home as a way to contain the coronavirus.

The virus has forced thousands of people out of work and could potentially force out thousands more.

The resolution takes effect retroactively on March 17 and is set to expire on May 15, unless Governor Cuomo’s executive order is extended.

The measure also guarantees that affected city employees will also continue to receive their health insurance benefits.

“It was pretty clear to me that the intent of the council was that none of our employees, part-time or full time, would be losing pay because of COVID,” said City of Oneonta personnel director Katie Bottger.

“The executive order said that employees should be allowed paid leave without accruals. Part-timers are in that gray area, they don’t have accruals. So this covers them.”

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig also announced at the meeting the formation of a COVID-19 relief and recovery fund to support organizations and residents affected by the coronavirus.

The fund was created by the New Community Foundation of Otsego County.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 602120

Reported Deaths: 34339
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens862467341
Kings851087485
Bronx613165035
Nassau571272241
Suffolk568652035
Westchester472621500
New York426643221
Erie21572762
Richmond212131118
Rockland20708692
Orange15987517
Monroe12771313
Onondaga9362222
Dutchess6728183
Albany5148148
Broome4927133
Oneida4210146
Niagara3213103
Ulster307398
Chemung270232
Putnam247264
Schenectady213655
Sullivan209348
Saratoga196919
Steuben159987
Rensselaer152850
Chautauqua140316
Oswego12736
Ontario112937
Tioga104348
Wayne96712
Columbia96556
Tompkins9360
Cortland9071
Cattaraugus90124
Allegany85649
Madison82118
Genesee8008
Cayuga7357
St. Lawrence6786
Greene63318
Livingston6178
Herkimer58211
Chenango57810
Orleans57656
Warren54335
Otsego5298
Fulton45428
Jefferson4352
Washington43014
Clinton4285
Wyoming4195
Montgomery39612
Delaware3149
Lewis3069
Schuyler2713
Seneca2535
Essex25014
Franklin2395
Yates2397
Schoharie1762
Hamilton391
Out of NY0118
Unassigned018
Utica
Scattered Clouds
37° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 31°
Oneonta
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Herkimer
Scattered Clouds
37° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 31°
Thendara
Scattered Clouds
37° wxIcon
Hi: 29° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 31°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Thanksgiving Sweepstakes
Stuff the Bus Locations
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve