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PROVIDING FOR EMPLOYEE LEAVE BENEFITS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC
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DocuSign Envelope ID:35A82ECB-6E29-4923-ADAF-2B3473C7CC1C <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 3012 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ANACORTES <br /> PROVIDING FOR EMPLOYEE LEAVE BENEFITS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 <br /> EPIDEMIC <br /> WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act(FFCRA) required <br /> employers with less than 500 employees to provide 2 weeks of Emergency Paid Sick Leave <br /> (EPSL), and <br /> WHEREAS, the FFCRA also expanded the use of the Family Medical Leave Act to require 10 <br /> paid weeks for leave for the Covid-19 related criteria identified in the FFRCA, and <br /> WHEREAS, the leave provisions of the FFRCA expired on December 31, 2020, and <br /> WHEREAS, the Anacortes City Personnel Policy for sick leave use does not specifically <br /> address Covid-19 criteria, and <br /> WHEREAS, the Anacortes City Council finds that is reasonable and useful to provide City <br /> employees the ability to take paid leave for Covid-19 related absences as described in the <br /> FFCRA, and <br /> WHEREAS, if additional Covid-19 leave benefits are provided in the future at the State or <br /> Federal level this resolution would thereby be repealed. <br /> NOW THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED,by the City Council of the City of Anacortes, <br /> Washington, that: <br /> Section 1 —City Sick Leave will be eligible for use for Covid-19 related absences <br /> The FFCRA identified 6 criteria for which EPSL would be eligible, and that criteria will be an <br /> allowable use of City Sick Leave, where the employee: <br /> 1. Is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19. <br /> 2. Has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to <br /> COVID-19. <br /> 3. Is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis. <br /> 4. Is caring for an individual who is subject to a quarantine order or has been advised to <br /> self-quarantine. <br /> 5. Is caring for a son or daughter and the child's school or place of care has been closed, or <br /> the child care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. <br /> 6. Is experiencing any other substantially similar condition. <br /> Resolution 3012 Page 1 <br />
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