Managing Leave During the Coronavirus
The U.S. Department of Labor recently published guidance and a series of FAQs to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020. The FFCRA is a temporary relief measure that will end on December 31, 2020.
In addition to federal relief programs, the Commonwealth of Virginia expanded leave benefits under the Virginia Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) policy, effective March 26, 2020, to permit up to 160 hours (pro-rated for part-time employees) total of paid leave related to COVID-19 absences.
While UVA Health entities have elected to be exempt from FFCRA provisions, UVA Health Emergency Paid Sick Leave is a new leave type now being offered through CY2020 as a supplemental option for UVA Health employees and team members.
This page explains what each of these leave types are, who they apply to, how to use them, and how to record the absence in the various timekeeping systems. In addition, it references UVA's Short-Term Disability benefit programs and Emergency Administrative Leave, and explains how and when they can be used with the above leave types.
PLEASE NOTE: All COVID guidance below is subject to change, based on new federal regulations and/or guidelines. The two grids below will be updated as new federal guidelines are distributed.