Any days you are unable to work due to COVID-19 should be entered into Absence Management as sick days.
To be considered for COVID-19 Leave, you must first email our district health coordinator to receive your quarantine orders:
After you receive your orders, submit the form below and HR will review your request for approval. If approved, your leave time will not be charged.
This process takes a minimum of two payroll cycles to be reflected on your paystub.
Please note: An employee shall not qualify for sick leave under New York’s COVID-19 sick leave law for more than three orders of quarantine or isolation. The second and third orders must be based on a positive COVID-19 test for the individual employee.
What if I independently decide to quarantine - can I take COVID-19 quarantine leave?
No. This new law only provides benefits in cases where an individual is under an order of quarantine – either mandatory or precautionary. Entities that may issue an “order” include the State of New York, New York State Department of Health, local Board of Health or any government entity authorized to issue such order.
How many times am I able to qualify for COVID-19 quarantine leave?
Employees may qualify for COVID-19 quarantine leave for up to three orders of quarantine or isolation. The second and third orders of quarantine or isolation must be based on a positive COVID-19 test. After you have exhausted your third COVID-19 leave, your sick time will not be reimbursed.
My child’s school is closed due to COVID-19. Can I take COVID-19 quarantine leave to stay home with them?
No. School closures are not a qualifying reason for the NYS COVID-19 quarantine leave, as these benefits are only available when you are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the State, department of health, local board of health, or government entity.
When am I eligible for COVID-19 quarantine leave?
Leave will be granted to those employees who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the State of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19.
Am I eligible for COVID-19 quarantine leave for a second or subsequent quarantine?
An employee who subsequently tests positive for COVID-19 following a period of mandatory quarantine or isolation or who continues to test positive for COVID-19 after the end of a period of quarantine or isolation shall be deemed to be subject to a mandatory order of isolation from the Department of Health and shall be entitled to the NYS COVID-19 quarantine leave. The employee must submit documentation from a licensed medical provider or testing facility attesting that the employee has tested positive for COVID-19. If the positive test was administered by the employer, then the employee does not need to submit documentation to that employer to receive COVID-19 paid sick leave benefits.
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