Human Resources

Are there COVID-19 leave options for employees?

The Division of Human Resources has supported employees with several types of leave during the pandemic and school district closure. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and COVID-19-related leave options have been extended to all eligible employees during this school year. The leave requests have been processed based on the requirements of the law.

On December 31, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired. The FFCRA leave offered paid leave for the following options: having COVID-19 symptoms, quarantining due to COVID-19, caring for an individual due to COVID-19, and having childcare issues due to school or day care closure. The legal provision and funding for those leave options are no longer available. However, due to the pandemic and given the concern for our employees, the district will offer the following options in accordance with Board policy GANA and guidance from CDC and DPH:

  • An employee who contracts the COVID-19 virus is expected to:
    • Isolate based on school district’s guidance. Do NOT report to any district facility.
    • Notify your immediate supervisor to determine the employee’s ability to work
      • If the employee is unable to work due to illness, then a Statement of Leave form should be submitted. Appropriate leave should be keyed by the school/department.
      • If an employee can perform job responsibilities or training, then the employee may request to work remotely to minimize the risk. The immediate supervisor should review documentation, assess if the employee can successfully complete tasks remotely, and give approval for an appropriate work assignment.
  • An employee who experiences COVID-19-like symptoms or is COVID positive should follow the school district’s guidance for isolation.
    • Notify your immediate supervisor at the first sign of symptoms
      • If the employee is unable to work due to illness, then a Statement of Leave form should be submitted. Appropriate leave should be keyed by the school/department.
      • If an employee can perform job responsibilities or training, then the employee may request to work remotely to minimize the risk. The immediate supervisor should review documentation, assess if the employee can successfully complete tasks remotely, and give approval for an appropriate work assignment.