Under the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave law employees are eligible for up to one workweek of paid sick leave from May 28, 2021 and September 30, 2021 (or until exhaustion of Massachusetts program funds) if absent from work:
- To care for themselves or get medical treatment due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or symptoms, or to get or recover from a COVID-19 immunization
- To quarantine as required by a local, state or federal public official, a health authority having jurisdiction, or a health care provider
- To care for a covered family member in any of the two above situations. Covered family members are an employee's spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, or sibling, a parent of the employee's spouse or domestic partner, or a person who stood in loco parentis to the employee when the employee was a minor child.
Please reference the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave poster for additional information. Questions about the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave can be directed to COVID19HR@umass.edu.