Employees should report absences as they currently do, and work directly with the Employee Services department if additional information is needed related to such items as ways to request extended leaves, including leaves under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, FFRCA. Please see theDepartment of Labor’s notification poster.
Employees who are defined by theU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as at-risk, are caring for aperson at-riskin their household, or have been directly exposed to COVID-19, may contact their supervisor and be approved for work-from-home assuming your work can be performed remotely. Please know that you may need to provide medical documentation. If you’re contacted by public health authorities and advised to self-isolate, please advise your supervisor immediately.
As with any employee absence, you should report time off as you normally do. Specifically, this time off would fall under the “sick leave” category. Absences of more than 10 consecutive work days require medical documentation as a medical leave of absence.
If an employee’s sick leave allocation (or vacation leave allocation, if eligible) is depleted, but isolation needs to continue, the employee should review any applicableworking agreement language (e.g. leave, sick leave bank), which can beaccessed via the district website. In the event that all sick and vacation time is used, the employee would need to take time off unpaid. Without legislative intervention, the district cannot pay individual employees who do not have sick leave available to them.