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The City understands how the COVID-19 pandemic may be affecting our residents and employment. 
This page is to provide some resources that you or your neighbor may need. The City is not endorsing or recommending any one group or organization to go to, nor is the City representing any external agencies, their policies, or their available programs. 

Social Service Programs:
United Way of Pasco County https://www.unitedwaypasco.org/ 
2-1-1. If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing child care or other services, visit 2-1-1 or: 

Dial 2-1-1 from any phone in Pasco; Call toll-free 1-877-828-8929; Text your zip code to: txt211 (898211)


Employment Resources: 
Disaster Unemployment Assistance is a federally funded benefit program that assists individuals who become unemployed because of a disaster.

Employ Florida provides job seeker services for free, including training, testing, and job placement. 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On Wednesday evening, March 18th, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) and may be also known as the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. This law uses the existing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a framework to provide certain employees with the right to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave.  

What does it do? Qualified workers may receive two weeks of paid sick leave if they are ill, quarantined or are caring for sick family members with coronavirus. If you are unable to work because your children's school and daycare provider are closed, you may receive 12 weeks of paid leave. There are other eligibility requirements in this law that most workers at small and midsize companies and nonprofits can get the paid leave.  Please check with your human resources/personnel manager at the company you work for to talk to them about this addition to the Family Medical Leave Act. The law can be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201/text