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.