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COVID-19 Leaves

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On March 19, 2021, California enacted a law providing a new bank of supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons. The law applies to COVID-19 related absences from January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.

An eligible full-time employee may receive up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave (part-time employees get a prorated amount) if they are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19.  An employee may first use supplemental paid sick leave before using any of their accrued leave balances.  The employee will be paid their regular pay rate up to a maximum of $511 per day.

An employee may use Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for the following reasons:

  • The employee is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19, as defined by an order or guidelines of the State Department of Public Health, the federal CDC, or a local health officer who has jurisdiction over the workplace.
  • The employee is advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • The employee is attending an appointment to receive a vaccine for protection against contracting COVID-19.
  • The employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent them from working or teleworking.
  • The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • The employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19, or who has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • The employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.

Please complete this application only after you know the exact date range that you will need Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL). 

Approval of this form may take 7-14 business days to process.  You will be notified, at the email address you provide, of the outcome.  

Click here for form:  Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Form 

Click here for a printable PDF with additional information: Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Information

Classified Quarantine Leave

Expired June 30, 2021.  If you were absent prior to June 30th and believe you qualify for this leave, please contact Physician Services ~ Physicianservices@lbschools.net.

As of November 18, 2020, CSEA bargaining unit members under personal quarantine by written order of the health officer of the city or county, or district whether because of their own illness or because of the illness of others, shall be provided a maximum of ten (10) days of paid leave, after utilizing available federal leave under HR6201 (Emergency Sick Leave or Emergency FMLA Child Care), to quarantine without suffering a loss of pay and with no charges to their sick, PN and vacation balances.

Approval of this form may take 7 – 14 business days to process.  You will be notified, at the email address you provide, of the outcome.  


The Long Beach Unified School District is a provider of essential services which include education, childcare and school meals. Providing these essential services requires that district employees continue to work to support our students and programs. If an employee is unable to report to work due to COVID-19, one of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) -- expired December 31, 2020, leaves described below may be helpful in your situation. Please click on the appropriate link to apply for a FFCRA leave. Leave requests will be approved based on the criteria listed in the law.

 

COVID-19 Employee Letter

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) - Employee's Rights

Employee Rights Flier

Emergency Sick Leave

Expired December 31, 2020.  If you were absent prior to December 31st and believe you qualify for this leave, please contact Human Resources Services ~ HRShelp@lbschools.net.

As of April 1, 2020, an eligible full-time employees may receive up to 80 hours of emergency paid sick leave (part-time employees get a prorated amount) if they are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19.  An employee may first use emergency paid sick leave before using any of their accrued leave balances, however compensation for the Emergency Paid Sick Leave may vary according to the reasons listed above. The Emergency Paid Sick Leave can be used in full day increments.

An employee may use Emergency Paid Sick Leave if they are subject to a quarantine or isolation order by federal, state or local government, advised to self-quarantine by a healthcare provider, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis. The employee will be paid their regular pay rate up to a maximum  of $511.00 a day.

An employee may also use Emergency Paid Sick Leave if they are caring for someone subject to a quarantine or isolation by a federal, state or local government or a healthcare provider. The employee is paid based on 2/3 of the employee’s regular rate of pay, up to a maximum of $200 a day.

Emergency FMLA - Child Care Leave

Expired December 31, 2020.  If you were absent prior to December 31st and believe you qualify for this leave, please contact Human Resources Services ~ HRShelp@lbschools.net.

As of April 1, 2020, eligible employees who are unable to work because their minor child’s school or childcare is closed due to COVID-19 are entitled to 12 workweeks of leave.

The first 10 days are unpaid unless the employee utilizes their accrued personal necessity leave, sick leave, or vacation for unpaid FMLA. The employee may also choose to use Emergency Paid Sick Leave (80 hours prorated for part-time) for the first ten days and receive 2/3 of your regular rate, up to a maximum of $200 a day.

The remaining 10 weeks of the leave is paid at 2/3 of your regular rate, up to a maximum of $200 a day.

In order to qualify for this leave, an employee must have worked in LBUSD for at least 30 days.  Any prior approved FMLA leave will reduce the available leave balances.  

NOTE: Prior approval of this leave is required. The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion ACT requires that candidates meet eligibility requirements. Those who do not meet eligibility requirements will not qualify.

Department Info

Department Address
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

Department Phone
(562) 997-8208