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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Leave Requests

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed and signed into law on March 19, 2020. The Act provides for two paid leaves available to employees in response to the coronavirus epidemic. The FFCRA is effective on April 1, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2020. The Act provides for two sources of paid leave: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (EFMLA).

Please note that all regular employees are still receiving pay during the closure. Employees only need to apply for leave if they’re unable to work remotely.

Leave Types

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA)

You may qualify if one or more of the following apply:

  1. Subject to federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19 
  2. Advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19
  3. Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis
  4. Care for an individual who is subject to quarantine/isolation order or has been advised by healthcare provider to quarantine                                                                                                             
  5. To care for a son or daughter whose school or place of childcare is closed due to a declared public health emergency related to COVID-19

What it provides

Up to 80 hours (2 weeks) of paid leave

  • For reasons 1-3, 100% of pay up to $511/day and $5,111 total                                          
  • For reasons 4-5, 2/3 pay up to $200/day and $2,000 total 

Request EPSLA Leave

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (EFMLA)

You may qualify if:

  • You need to care for a son or daughter whose school or place of childcare is closed due to a declared public health emergency related to COVID-19

What it provides

  • Up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12 month period
  • First 2 weeks are unpaid
    • During this time you may access your own sick/vacation leave balance OR access Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (ESPLA) OR take the time without pay
  • Remaining 10 weeks are paid at 2/3 your daily rate, up to a maximum of $200/day and $10,000 total

Request EFMLA