2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Extended to December 31, 2022
Dear OCEA member,
Governor Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 152 (AB 152), which extends 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) to December 31, 2022. However, AB 152 does not provide additional EPSL hours. Workers will have to use their existing EPSL hours for absences that meet eligibility requirements. As a reminder, you may use EPSL hours if you are unable to work or telework for the following reasons:
- Quarantine or Isolation Order: You are subject to a quarantine period related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidance of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or a local public health officer with jurisdiction over the workplace.
- Isolation or Self-Quarantine: You have been advised by a health care provider to isolate or self-quarantine due to COVID-19.
- Testing, Diagnosis, and/or Vaccination:
- You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or were exposed to COVID-19 and you are seeking or awaiting a medical diagnosis.
- You are attending an appointment for yourself or a family member to receive a vaccine or vaccine booster for protection against COVID-19.
- You are experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member experiencing symptoms, related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster.
- Caring for a Family Member: You are unable to work or telework because you are caring for a family member who is either subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 or who has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.
- Closure of School/Child Care: You are unable to work or telework because you are caring for your child whose school, place of care, or childcare provider is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
- Positive Test: You are unable to work or telework because you tested positive for COVID-19 or because you are caring for a family member who tested positive for COVID-19.
If you have questions, please contact your County Human Resources Representative or OCEA Labor Relations Representative at (714) 835-3355.
ORANGE COUNTY EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
Charles Barfield, General Manager
Publication Date: September 30, 2022