COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CSPSL) Extension
On September 30, 2022, Governor Newsom approved the extension of the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CSPSL). The legislation, previously approved through September 30, 2022, now continues through December 31, 2022.
Full-time employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related paid sick leave from now through December 31, 2022, upon an employer approved request submitted by the employee, with up to 40 of those hours available only when an employee or family member tests positive for COVID-19. Any CSPSL hours that already used between January 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022 do not get replenished with this extension.
CSPSL may be used for the following circumstances:
A full-time covered employee may take up to 40 hours of leave if the employee is unable to work or telework for any of the following reasons:
- 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.
A full-time covered employee may take up to an
additional 40 hours of leave if the employee is unable
to work or telework for either of the following reasons:
- The covered employee tests positive for COVID-19.
- The covered employee is caring for a family member *who tested positive for COVID-19.
The amount of new leave is equal to the average amount of time usually worked in two weeks. Part-time would be proportional to a two-week average. Employees should contact HR for a more definite number or if they have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here for more information on the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and LBCC’s Isolation and Quarantine procedures.
You can also visit the California Department of Industrial Relations website for more information on this legislation.