Leave of Absence – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employer to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
This Act is an option for employees who are unable to work or telework. Please see below for additional information and FAQs.
Please Note: The District's existing benefits plan has not changed or been modified, and no coverage has been taken away from employees or retirees. All District plans have and will continue to cover the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 related illnesses. Per the Federal Government's recommendation, we enhanced (meaning that this is in addition to our regular coverage offerings) our medical plan benefits to waive cost-sharing and copays for all office visits, testing and treatment of a COVID-19 diagnosis. That enhancement was set to expire on July 31, but has been extended until October 31. Again, the existing benefit enhancements that were in place prior to the pandemic cover the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 illnesses. If we receive additional guidance from the Federal Government, we will work with our healthcare vendor to update any guidelines.
How to apply for Families First Coronavirus Response Act? Employees who wish to apply for leave under this provision of the Act should submit their completed application to your assigned Leave of Absence Administrator based on alphabetical location (see above) -or- send to Benefits at [email protected].