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Conner Lantz
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Yes, there’s a one-week waiting period. Last week, the federal government waived the waiting period for EI sick benefits to workers in quarantine. But I think the normal 1 week period is still in effect for regular EI benefits due to job loss. But everything is moving so fast and that might be changing. So, I’ll loop back with you if I see anything suggesting waiver of the waiting period is in the offing. Glenn