$20M in paid COVID-19 leave for Arkansas teachers proposed

Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is proposing setting aside $20 million in paid leave for teachers who have to miss work because of the coronavirus. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday detailed the plan to use federal coronavirus relief funds to provide up to two weeks of paid leave for teachers and staff who quarantine because of COVID-19. The proposal goes before a state panel next week. Hutchinson detailed the proposal as Arkansas reported its third-biggest increase in virus cases since the pandemic began. The Health Department reported 1,011 new confirmed cases of the virus and six additional deaths.

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