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Edit: Our Government Relations Chair has been in communication with the unemployment office and confirmed that they don't quite have it set up yet. She also said to keep refreshing their website as it is always changing and to look for "Pandemic Unemployment Assistance"

Wyoming Massage Therapists, you CAN apply for unemployment!

The new two plus trillion dollar stimulus package — otherwise known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) — contains a massive unemployment expansion called the “Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act” (“the Relief for Workers Act”). In short, the Relief for Workers Act expands unemployment benefits available to millions of workers impacted by the coronavirus. Although the federal government will provide the funding, state unemployment agencies will administer and issue the benefits.

“Covered Individuals” are workers who are impacted by COVID-19 and unable to fully work but not otherwise eligible for state unemployment benefits. This includes, for instance, self-employed workers, independent contractors in the gig economy, and employees with a short work history.

Here is the link to The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services: www.wyomingworkforce.org/workers/ui/

You can also call them at: 307-473-3789
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I am extending the three existing statewide health orders through April 17 to #slowthespread of community transmission of COVID-19 and protect lives. I understand the ongoing strain these measures are having on businesses, workers and Wyoming communities. But it is imperative our citizens respond to this public health crisis by staying home whenever possible and practicing proper social distancing when they must go out. This is how we can save lives and protect people’s health.

Read more: content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WYGOV/bulletins/2839933
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