2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

California 2022 Emergency Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law Effective Feb. 19, 2022

With the passage of Senate Bill 114, employees may be eligible for up to 80 hours of COVID-related paid sick leave effective Feb. 19 – Sept. 30, 2022, with up to 40 of those hours available only when an employee or family member tests positive for COVID-19. Part-time employees are eligible for a pro-rated amount.

Employees who are unable to work or telework due to one of the below qualifying reasons can request time off using the CA COVID time off. Workday has been updated to accommodate this new requirement.

  • Vaccine-Related: The covered employee is attending a vaccine or booster appointment for themselves or a family member* or cannot work or telework because they have vaccine-related symptoms or are caring for a family member with vaccine-related symptoms. An employer may limit an employee to 24 hours or 3 days of leave for each vaccination or booster appointment and any consequent side effects unless a health care provider verifies that more recovery time is needed. 
  • Caring for Yourself: The employee is subject to quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidance of the California Department of Public Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local public health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace; has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine; or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis. 
  • Caring for a Family Member*: The covered employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a COVID-19 quarantine or isolation period or has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine due to COVID-19, or is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19 on the premises. OR if the employee is unable to work or telework, because the employee has tested positive for COVID-19 or the employee, is caring for a family member* who tested positive for COVID-19. * A family member includes a child, parent, spouse, registered domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling.

Employees who took sick, vacation, or unpaid time from Jan. 1 until the effective date may request to change those hours if they had a qualifying reason and should submit their request in Workday. Please review the HR Supplemental COVID Sick Leave FAQ.

For additional information, please review the State of California Poster and Office of the Labor Commissioner's FAQ. If you have questions about this information, please contact leaves@usfca.edu.