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Utah extends grant funds for small businesses with employees in quarantine

Posted at 7:38 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 09:38:16-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Labor Commission has announced that more funds are available to small business owners who are paying employees to stay in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.

The state's Small Business Quarantined Employee Grant (SBQEG) will continue this year until its funds are exhausted or there is no longer a need for the grant.

Additional funds have been added to the grant, which makes use of a combination of federal CARES Act funding and state funding.

Eligible employers must have fewer than 50 employees in Utah, with at least one employee receiving notice that they need to be in quarantine or isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to somone who has tested positive, and continue to pay regular wages to the employee(s) in quarantine or isolation.

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