Leave Options

Emory offers up to 3 weeks of COVID-19 Emory Paid Leave for those who are unable to work on campus or from home because of the pandemic.

Effective August 18, 2021, this policy was revised to include leave for school closures related to COVID-19. The COVID-19 Child Care Leave Policy has now been discontinued.

 

COVID-19 Emory Paid Leave

Effective August 18, 2021, Emory will provide benefits-eligible staff members up to three (3) weeks of COVID-19 Emory Paid Leave if you cannot work on campus or from home because of the following reasons:

  • You are diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.
  • You are subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19.
  • You have been advised by your medical provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • You are caring for immediate family members who are subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19.
  • You are caring for immediate family members who are experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been advised by your family members’ medical provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • You are caring for your dependent or minor child who lives in your household due to a school closing related to a COVID outbreak at the school.

Requesting Leave

For COVID-19

To request to use the leave because you or family member has COVID-19 or is required to quarantine or isolate, you must complete a COVID-19 Emory Paid Leave Request Form and follow the instructions on the form for providing the necessary documentation.

You must also notify your supervisor, manager, director, or leader of your need to be on leave.

Supervisors/leaders should work with their Employee Relations representative to ensure that each request is properly vetted.

For School Closures

To request to use the leave due to a school closure, provide documentation (a letter or email from the school) to your supervisor (there are no forms or Employee Relations requirements).

FMLA

Depending on the reason(s) for and duration of the leave, FMLA may run concurrently with the COVID-19 Emory-Paid Leave. If FMLA leave is applicable, you will need to adhere to steps and procedures described under the FMLA Policy (Policy 4.73).

You should submit your request for leave to your supervisor. Supervisors are encouraged to review and support employees during this time.

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