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Full-Time UM Employees Receive Extra 2 Weeks Of Paid Time Off Over Coronavirus Concerns

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Concerns over the coronavirus have prompted the University of Michigan to provide its employees with additional paid time off to deal with the disease.

Full-time employees at all of U of M’s campuses, including Michigan Medicine, are being given two additional weeks of time off.

Part-time and student employees will receive a smaller, prorated amount.

The additional time off is being offered in case an employee has to quarantine themselves, or take care of a family member who contracts coronavirus.

U of M has been taking increasing measures to help stop the spread of the disease, including canceling commencement, shifting classes to online venues, and encouraging employees to work from home.

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org

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