Public Health Emergency Leave

DHRM Policy 4.52 – Public Health Emergency Leave

It is the policy of the Commonwealth to protect the health of state employees and thepublic and to provide continuity of services to the citizens of the Commonwealth duringtimes of pandemic illness.

This policy permits or requireseligible employees to attend tothe medical needs of selfandimmediate family membersby providing up to 80 hoursof paid leave per leave yearwhenCommunicable Disease of Public Health Threatconditions as defined in Section32.1-48.06,et. seq Code of Virginia, have been declared by the State HealthCommissioner and Governor.