Emailed to PPOA Members on April 4th
This is Number Four of a continuing effort to provide PPOA members with relevant timely information. Below is the latest information regarding Emergency Paid Sick Leave in relation to COVID-19. While PPOA seeks to give you the latest and most accurate information, circumstances may change resulting in Policy revisions. We will endeavor to provide you updated information as we acquire it.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and guidance from Los Angeles Public Health Professionals please go to: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
1. Who is eligible for the EPSL leave? *
- Employees who are under Federal Quarantine due to travel to China, Italy, South Korea, Japan and most out of Country travel, after 2/07/2020.
- Employees who have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
- Employees who are exposed to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Employees who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever of 100.4, sore throat, shortness of breath)
- Employees who are ordered home to quarantine by the employer.
- The County will be putting 80 hours on the books for all employees, coded specifically for the COVID-19 crisis.
*EPSL leave for childcare, or caring for another at home, is also available. Specific guidance will be provided soon.
2. How much EPSL will I be entitled to?
- Full-time employees will be eligible for up to 80 hours of EPSL if they meet one of the above criteria. Part-time employees are entitled to the average number of hours they are normally scheduled to work over a two-week period. All eligible employees may take EPSL and may use it prior to using other available leave time.
- EPSL taken for any of the above reasons will be capped at $511 per day and $5,110 in total. We are still awaiting clarification from the County regarding potential compensation for PPOA members who earn more than the $511 per day allotment imposed by the federal act.
- The hours should appear on your pay stubs by 4/30/2020, but usable back to April 1, 2020.
3. What happens if I do not use any or all of my 80 hours of EPSL?
- Paid sick time provided under this Act does not carryover from one year to the next.
- Employees are not entitled to reimbursement for unused EPSL leave upon termination, resignation, retirement or other separation from employment.
4. For leave taken before April 01, 2020 will my regular leave banks be restored after the COVID-19 crisis?
- PPOA is making every effort to ensure that all leave balances for every PPOA member will be restored after the COVID-19 crisis.
- On April 02, 2020 Sheriff Villanueva committed to granting paid administrative leave to all LASD personnel who had been ordered off of work before April 01, 2020. PPOA is monitoring the situation.
PPOA emailed a COVID-19 video update from President Tab Rhodes to all members yesterday. If you have not yet watched it, please do so by clicking here:
Please make sure to contact PPOA at (323) 261-3010 with any workplace issues involving COVID-19.
Additional information about COVID-19 can be found by visiting PPOA.COM and the links below for County of LA Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Links