The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or 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. Below are frequently asked questions received by Human Resources from PCC employees. 

Frequently Asked Questions

To apply for COVID-19 related leave under the FFCRA or to determine if you qualify for expanded paid leave, notify your supervisor and:

  1. download and fill out the FFCRA form at the bottom of this page,
  2. complete and save the form as a PDF on your computer, and then
  3. email the form to absent@pasadena.edu

Human Resources will provide a response within 24 hours.

At this time, the District does not know precisely how long the College will be closed to the public and students. However, all employees are expected to either work remotely or come in an appropriate District location until further notice.
If you can work remotely while caring for your children, you are required to work. However, if you cannot work due to childcare issues, you may be eligible for emergency leave under FFCRA. To determine if you qualify, submit the form found at the bottom of this page.
Employees 65+ are no longer automatically exempt from working on campus. However, you may request an accommodation to work remotely. To determine if you qualify for accommodation, submit the request form found at the bottom of this page.
Employees with an underlying or high-risk medical condition are no longer automatically exempt from working on campus. However, you may request an accommodation to work remotely. To determine if you qualify for an accommodation, submit the request form at the bottom of the page.
Employees 65+ are no longer automatically exempt from working on campus. However, you may request an accommodation to work remotely. To determine if you qualify for accommodation, submit the request form at the bottom of this page.
No, you will not get paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave but you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
Pregnant employees are not exempt from the requirement to work on campus. However, you may submit an accommodation request to work from home.  Submit the request form at the bottom of this page and note in the “Other” space that you are pregnant and would like to be considered for accommodation to work at home.

You are not exempt from the requirement to work on campus because you live with someone who is elderly or has a high-risk medical condition. However, you may request to use your available paid leave on the day(s) you are scheduled to work on campus. Submit the request form at the bottom of this page and note in the “Other” space that you would like to use your paid leave on scheduled days because you live with elderly family members.

The Center for Disease Control lists several medical conditions that are defined as underlying or high-risk. The list can be found at this link  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/underlying-conditions.html. However, employees with these conditions are not automatically exempt from working on campus.

You may qualify for paid leave if you are unable to work because of COVID-19 related reasons (see Employee Rights flyer). To determine if you are eligible, submit the request form at the bottom of the page.

You must provide a doctor’s note that you have been advised to self-quarantine and include the length of time you will be quarantined. At the end of that period, you must provide a second note from your doctor that releases you to return to work or states that you must remain off work due to your condition.

You must provide a doctor’s note that you have been advised to self-quarantine because of COVID-19, or that you must be off work due to other illness. The note should include the length of time you will be quarantined or out sick. At the end of that period, you must provide a second note from your doctor that releases you to return to work or states that you must remain off work due to your condition.

For further information, please send an email to absent@pasadena.edu, and someone in Human Resources will respond.

FFCRA Request For Time Off Form