Qualifying Reasons for Families First CoronaVirus Response Act (FFCRA) Leave:
Is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or
isolation order related to COVID-19;
Has been advised by a health care provider to
self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
Is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking
a medical diagnosis;
Is caring for an individual subject to an order described
in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2)
Is caring for his or her child whose school or
place of care is closed (or child care provider is
unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons; or
Is experiencing any other substantially-similar
condition specified by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
IMPORTANT: One of the above reasons must be listed as your Reason for FFCRA Leave in the chart below or it will not be approved.
Documentation evidence of the need to take FFCRA leave must also be attached to every leave request per the law. Example: Notice from School or Day Care of closure.
All FFCRA leave (Sick and FMLA) is available from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
All FFCRA leave (Sick and FMLA) must taken for a minimum of 8 hours in a week unless your remaining balance is less than 8 hours.
FFCRA Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is unpaid for the first 2 weeks (or you can substitue a different type of leave). For part-timers the first 2 weeks is equal to the amount of hours you've averaged over the last 6 months in a pay period.
FFCRA Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is only valid for reason #5 above and must taken for a minimun of 8 hours in a week unless your total balance remaining is less than 8 hours.
Part Time Workers can only take FFCRA leave up to the amount of hours you have averaged in a pay period over the last 6 months. Example: If you worked 10 hours in the pay period and your past 6 month average hours worked is 25, you can only take 15 hours of FFCRA. If you have worked 25 hours in the pay period you are not eligible to take any type of FFCRA leave.