• To access the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act or the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, the employee will need to: 

    • Request official documentation to support your request,
    • Complete the Application for FFCRA (PDF),
    • Submit the form and documentation to the District's HR Department,
    • Notify your immediate supervisor of your request for leave
  • In March 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act -FFCRA (3rd party link) was signed in to law. The law went into effect on April 1st and is set to expire December 31, 2020. The law, comprised of two Acts: Emergency Sick Paid Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

    The flow chart on the below may help answer some questions. Accessible Document. 

    FFCRA Flowchart

    Generally, the Act provides that employees of covered employers are eligible for:

    • Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or
    • Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because of a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), or to care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, and/or the employee is experiencing a substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor; and
    • Up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay where an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.

    Qualifying Reasons for Leave

    Under the FFCRA, an employee qualifies for paid sick time if the employee is unable to work (or unable to telework) due to a need for leave because the employee:

    1. is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
    2. has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
    3. is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
    4. is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
    5. is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19; or
    6. is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury.