If I am home with my child because their school or place of care is closed or unavailable, do I get paid sick leave, expanded family and medical leave or both?

You may be eligible for both types of leave, but only for a total of twelve weeks of paid leave. You may take both paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave to care for your child whose school or place of care is closed, or child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19 related reasons. The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act provides for an initial two weeks (80 hours) of paid leave. This period thus covers the first 2 weeks (80 hours) of expanded family and medical leave, which are otherwise unpaid under the Emergency and Family Medical Leave Expansion Act unless you elect to use existing vacation, personal, or medical or sick leave under your employer’s policy. After the first two weeks (80 hours) have elapsed, you will receive 2/3 of your regular rate for hours you would have been scheduled to work in the subsequent ten weeks under the Emergency and Family Medical Leave Expansion Act.

Please note that you can only receive the additional ten weeks of expanded family and medical leave under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act for leave to care for your child whose school or place of care is closed, or child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19 related reasons.

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1. Am I required to submit health-monitoring data when I report in to work?
2. What should a supervisor/manager do if an employee comes to work exhibiting coronavirus symptoms?
3. What should a supervisor/manager do if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19 or a presumptive case of COVID-19?
4. Can the Town require employees to telecommute?
5. If I am home with my child because their school or place of care is closed or unavailable, do I get paid sick leave, expanded family and medical leave or both?
6. What does it mean to be unable to work, including telework for COVID-19 related reasons?