COVID-19 Emory-Paid Leave

Emory offers a one-time bank of up to 4 weeks of COVID-19 Emory-Paid Leave for those who are unable to work on campus or from home because of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Emory-Paid Leave

Effective July 6, 2020, Emory will provide benefits-eligible staff members a one-time bank of up to four (4) weeks of COVID-19 Emory-Paid Leave.  It can be used if you are unable to 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.

Documentation

In order to be approved to use this special leave bank, you must provide documentation supporting your request. Documentation may take the form of a doctor’s note or other similar credentials. This documentation must be faxed to the HIPAA-compliant line at 404-712-5205.

You must also notify your supervisor, manager, director, or leader of your need to be on leave. They will work with Employee Relations to ensure that the request is processed.

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).