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 the public and to provide continuity of services to the citizens of the Commonwealth during times of pandemic illness.

This policy permits or requires eligible employees to attend to the medical needs of self and immediate family members by providing up to 80 hours of paid leave per leave year when Communicable Disease of Public Health Threat conditions as defined in Section32.1-48.06,et. seq Code of Virginia, have been declared by the State Health Commissioner and Governor.