The Public Health and Safety Task Force is designing several protocols to ensure that employees feel safe to return to campus. The protocols include but are not limited to:
However, if you have underlying medical conditions that will put you at risk, please request reasonable accommodations through the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.
The coronavirus would qualify as a “serious health condition” under the FMLA, allowing an employee to take FMLA leave if the employee contracts the disease or when the employee must provide care to an immediate family member who has contracted the disease.
However, FMLA should be applied for only if the employee expects to not be able to work for an extended period of time as a result of his or her sickness or need to care for an immediate family member. Regardless of whether FMLA leave is used, the employee would still use their accrued leave to ensure continuous pay.
Information on how to apply for FMLA can be found here: https://www.gallaudet.edu/human-resources/benefits/leave/family-and-medical-leave-act.
You have three options:
- You may carry a negative annual leave balance for up to 15 days.
- You may apply for leave donation from the Leave-Sharing Program.
- You may apply for benefits under the DC Paid Family Leave Program. Please note that if you are approved for benefits, you will be placed on Leave Without Pay at the University.
No, since the University asked you to self-quarantine, you will be placed on administrative leave with pay.