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COVID-19 Response Team for Staff

Please contact the COVID-19 Response Team at if you have:

  • questions regarding COVID-19
  • been exposed to COVID-19
  • been experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19
  • tested positive for COVID-19

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COVID-19 Sick Leave

The California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) law was extended on February 9, 2022 through December 31, 2022 with Senate Bill 114. Please click here for more information on SB114.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

  • How do I request COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave?

Please complete the COVID-19 SPSL Request Form.

  • How long will it take to reflect the request on my sick leave balance?

As we expect to receive a number of requests, we ask that you have patience. We are committed to have all balances updated by the following pay period. 

  • Will my request to utilize SPSL be automatically approved?

No, HR will work with the COVID Response Team and/or your supervisor to determine if the leave was related to COVID-19 prior to approving the request.

  • I work part-time or less than 8 hours per week. How many hours of COVID-19 SPSL do I qualify for?

Employees are entitled to COVID-19 SPSL based on the assigned FTE or the number of hours worked in the last 14 days if different from your FTE.

  • Do I need to enter my absences in Absence Management (AESOP)? If so, what absence reason do I use?

Yes, employees must follow the same procedures as outlined in the applicable Collective Bargaining Unit in regards to taking time off.

Please use “Sick Day” as the absence reason in AESOP. Once your request form has been received and approved by Human Resources, we will change the absence reason from Sick Day to COVID-19 (or equivalent). You may also indicate that the COVID-19 SPSL request has been made in the comments section of the absence.

  • How much does the COVID-19 SPSL pay?

Employees are paid at their regular rate of pay however, an employee’s maximum pay cannot exceed $511 per day and $5,110 in total.

  • What if I have accrued sick or vacation time available? Do I have to exhaust my personal time prior to qualifying for COVID-19 SPSL?

Employees are NOT required to use or exhaust other accrued leave prior to using this leave. Use of this leave does not count against an employee’s paid leave accrual balances, such as accrued vacation or sick time.

  • Help! I still have questions. Who can I contact?

Certificated Employees: Ras Singh



Classified Employees: Laura Calif