Nurses will need to request the unused and available COVID-19 paid sick time bank hours if you are in a CDC at-risk group or have an underlying medical condition. Human Resources has communicated to nursing leadership that they may not ask, nor do they need to know, the specific reason for the leave, such as a medical diagnosis or your age.
- A caregiver who is unable to work due to being part of the CDC’s at-risk group (older than 60 or with an underlying medical condition) may request an accommodation. If a workplace accommodation cannot be granted, the employee will be granted a leave of absence and have access to accrued time off benefits, including EIB benefits (if applicable) in accordance with the law. The caregiver may also use their unused and available COVID-19 paid sick-time bank to supplement this time until the Employer’s Disaster Response is deactivated
Please contact Hanna Welander, WSNA Nurse Representative, if you have any questions specific to this or any other issues. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206 – 575-7979, Ext. 3035.