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Auto immune problems and unemployment

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    I have type 2 diabetes, asthma and have had cancer twice with high does of radiation which weakens the immune system. I work for a grocery store who honestly isn't taking many precautions other than putting out sanitizer for customers and shields for cashier's. My doctor told me I should not be working with the public and wrote a letter stating I was at greater risk of contracting Covid-19. Can I take a leave of absence and collect unemployment?
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    Greatly depends on the state, and if your employer is needed to verify your unemployment status, and if they would fight it or not. Would reach out to your state's unemployment office, or maybe even attempt to apply and see what happens. What state are you in?