Information for employee’s who are too sick to work due to Covid-19 symptoms
Employees have these options if they need to take a leave from work.
Emergency Paid Sick Leave
In order to relieve some of the financial burden for employees impacted by COVID-19, the district has established the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL). If you test positive, you may be eligible for EPSL, which will allow you to be absent from the work site for five calendar days from the date of your COVID-positive test. EPSL is a district-paid status so access to district systems will not be disabled. Absences will not be deducted from your personal Time OFF (PTO) balance while you are on leave. If symptoms are mild and you are able to perform the essential functions of your job remotely, you may choose to continue to work if appropriate.
How do I apply for EPSL?
To apply for EPSL, email BenefitsLeaves@dallasisd.org. Include your full name, employee ID number and a copy of your COVID-positive test result from a lab or your physician as well as phone number to reach you. Home tests are not accepted. Please note a Health Services directed quarantine does NOT make you eligible for EPSL.
How do you return to work after being out on EPSL?
- You may return to work five calendar days from the date of your positive COVID test. (Return to work on day six)
- A negative COVID test is not needed to return to work.
- The CDC recommends that you take precautions and wear a mask for 10 full days after your symptoms began or from the date your COVID positive test was taken.