COVID 19 - Employee Info
SB95 - Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for COVID Related Leaves
California recently passed SB 95, which requires most employers in California, including El Segundo Unified School District, to provide up to 80 hours of Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) to eligible employees for COVID related leaves. Part time staff are entitled to the number of hours they would usually work in a two-week period.
There are seven qualifying reasons for an employee to take SPSL. SPSL is available to employees who cannot work or telework due to any of the following reasons:
- The employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidelines of the State Department of Public Health, the CDC, or a local health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace,
- The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19,
- The employee is attending an appointment to receive a vaccine for protection against contracting COVID-19,
- The employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework,
- The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis,
- The employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guidelines, or who has been advised to self-quarantine by a health care provider, or
- The employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
The supplemental leave is available retroactively to January 1, 2021 and will expire on September 30, 2021. So, if you were absent for a qualifying reason this year and you used sick leave or vacation leave, you may claim the SPSL to have your sick or vacation time reinstated. If this applies to you, please complete the SPSL Request Form and submit it to the Office of Human Resources.