District employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related sick leave between January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, immediately upon written request to their employer.
To use this leave, please complete the Request for COVID-19 Leave Form.
Fill Out Request for COVID-19Paid Sick Leave
FAQ 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Effective February 19, 2022 (collegeofthedesert.edu)
The employee must be unable to work or telework due to any one of the following reasons:
The unit member is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 or has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine due to COVID-19, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
The unit member is caring for a family member who is either subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 or has been advised by a healthcare provider to quarantine due to COVID-19, or the unit member is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19 on the premises or other COVID- 19 related issues.
The unit member is attending a vaccine appointment or cannot work or telework due to vaccine-related symptoms.
The unit member is voluntarily testing for COVID-19
For questions related to COVID-19 related sick leave, please contact Human Resources.