Employees who experience issues related to a minor child who, under physician or official school orders, who is prohibited from attending school due to COVID-19 quarantine, should discuss the possibility of working remotely for the temporary period of quarantine. In addition, each eligible staff member and administrator will be allotted up to ten (10) COVID-19 leave days, total, during the period of Sept. 7, 2021, through December 31, 2021. The COVID-19 leave is to be used if the employee is required to work on-site or is unable to perform their work remotely, and:
- Is under physician order to quarantine due to close contact with someone with COVID-19; or
- Is under physician orders to quarantine due to symptoms of COVID-19; or
- Has tested positive for COVID-19, with or without symptoms, and is under physician orders to quarantine; or
- The employee’s minor child is under physician orders or official school orders to quarantine due to close contact with someone with COVID-19 or due to symptoms of COVID-19
Employees approved for 100% remote work who are under physician care and are too ill to work remotely due to testing positive or having symptoms of COVID-19 may also use the COVID-19 leave.
Employees may use sick, personal, and/or vacation time as appropriate or go unpaid if they have exhausted their paid time off, including their COVID-19 leave. Employees should work with their supervisors to figure out what work responsibilities they can complete remotely when possible, rather than using leave.