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Guidance on FMLA and COVID-19
Apr 07, 2020

Members: We've been getting a lot of questions about FMLA and COVID. Here are some guidelines, but you must consult with your HR dept! 

These are the 3 types of FMLA and the documentation needed.

(1) For employees who must quarantine or isolate due to a District, federal, or state COVID-19 related order, or recommended by a healthcare provider:

(a) A copy of the specific order or recommendation; and

(b) If teleworking, documentation froma health care provider or the employee that the he or she is unable to telework due to COVID-19 related symptoms.

(2) For employees who care for individuals who must quarantine or isolate due to a District, federal, or state COVID-19 related order or advised to self-quarantine by a health care provider:

(a) A copy of the specific order or advisement relating to that person;

(b) Documentation from a health care provider or certification by the employee that the individual needs care; and

(b) Certification by the employee that he or she is unable to telework and why.

(3) For school or childcare closures:

(a) A record establishing the employee’s parental relationship to the child, which may include dependency records maintained in PeopleSoft; copy of a birth certificate; divorce decree; or adoption decree;

(b) Proof of the child’s enrollment in and the closure of the school or childcare provider; and (c) Certification by the employee that he or she is not able to telework while providing the care and the reason.

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