Policy Area
Publication Type
Issue Brief

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed in March 2020 and remained in effect from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. This legislation was intended to expand access to paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave for reasons specifically related to COVID-19. This brief summarizes research utilizing the U.S. Department of Labor Microsimulation Model on Worker Leave (Worker PLUS) to estimate which groups of Missouri workers had access to this temporary benefit, based on expected employer size.


Dicke, R., Ohler, A., & Thorpe, A.  (October, 2022).  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Access and Utilization in Missouri: Summary.  Report prepared for the Missouri Foundation for Health