The Family First Coronavirus Response Act was enacted to extend current FMLA law and cover situations specific to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has two parts: two weeks of Emergency Paid Sick Leave if you are sick, being tested, quarantined by a federal, state or local order, taking care of an eligible family member that is sick, or need to take care of a child during school and child-care facility closure due to COVID-19; and up to an additional twelve weeks of paid Emergency FMLA leave if you are unable to work or telework while a child is experiencing a school or child-care facility closure. This is not to be confused with normal FMLA provisions, which is not a paid benefit.
See the link to Families First Act Emergency Leave Reasons, Duration and Pay Calculation for more information regarding the payment and leave provisions of covered situations.
For tracking purposes and to be properly paid under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, you must fill out this form and be counseled on your rights under those provisions. While filling out the form, please upload any supporting documentation by clicking the paperclip at the bottom of the page.
To see the County’s temporary policy regarding the Act click here. To see the County’s telework policy during a state of emergency click here.