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New COVID-19 Leave Options

On March 18, 2020 the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed by Congress. The provisions of the Act are in effect April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, and include two different employee paid leave programs.

Beginning April 1,2020, faculty, administrative professional, classified staff, and temporary/hourly (student/non-students) employees, will be able to apply for a period of paid leave under the FFCRA Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Acts, if they meet one of the qualifying reasons identified in the Actand are unable to work or telework. These qualifying reasons include:

  1. The employee is subject to a federal, state or local isolation or quarantine order due to COVID-19.
  2. A health care provider has advised the employee to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns.
  3. The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  4. The employee is caring for an individual who is subject to federal, state or local isolation or quarantine order due to COVID-19 or has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns.
  5. The employee needs to care for a minor child because the child’s school or place of care has closed or the child care provider for the minor child is unavailable due to COVID-19.

See the HRS Disability Services Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Leave website for information including federal and state resources, and application materials.

Updates to resources are ongoing at the federal and state level. The University is following the programs administration processes as the state develops rules and regulations for implementing the leave benefits.

Contact WSU HRS Disability Services hrs.disabilityservices@wsu.edu for additional information