An employee is entitled to take EFEL related to COVID-19 if the employee is unable to work because the employee:
is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19.
has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
is caring for an individual who is subject to such an order as in (1) or has been so advised as in (2).
is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
is caring for the employee’s son or daughter if the school or place of care of the son or daughter has been closed, requires or makes optional a virtual learning instruction model, requires or makes optional a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning instruction models, or if the child care provider of the son or daughter is unavailable, due to COVID-19 precautions.
is experiencing any other substantially similar condition.
is caring for a family member with a mental or physical disability or who is 55 years of age or older and incapable of self-care, without regard to whether another individual other than the employee is available to care for such family member, if the place of care for such family member is closed or the direct care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19.
is obtaining immunization (vaccination) related to COVID-19 or is recovering from any injury, disability, illness, or condition related to such immunization.
- All career and non-career employees, regardless of tenure, are immediately eligible for EFEL.
- Full-time Employees can receive up to 600 hours of paid EFEL, capped at $2,800 per pay period.
- Part-time Employees can receive up to the proportional equivalent of 600 hours, capped at a proportional equivalent of $2,800 per pay period.