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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law to provide benefits for employees and families directly affected by COVID 19 from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. The FFCRA amends the Family and Medical Leave Act with the Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act, and also provides for additional paid sick leave through the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. In accordance with the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the District prepared an Emergency Paid Sick Leave policy effective April 1, 2020. On September 9, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 into law. This new Labor Code section 248.1 entitles “emergency responder” and “health care provider” employees who have been exempted from the FFCRA’s EPSL paid sick leave benefits to instead receive this COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave if the employee is unable to work for the reasons outlined in the policy. The District reivsed the Emergency Paid Sick Leave policy effective September 9, 2020 and it can be reviewed below.

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Policy