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.
If you have tested positive for COVID19, have come into contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID19, or have come into contact with someone that you suspect may have COVID19, please notify Human Resources via firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the guidelines below.
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:
- Fill out the FFCRA Request for Time Off Form,
- Make sure that you fill out all require fields (marked with *)
- Click "Click to Sign" at the end of the form after filling out all information
Human Resources will provide a response within 24 hours.
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. Fill out the FFCRA Request Time Off Form 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 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 email@example.com, and someone in Human Resources will respond.