On February 9, 2022, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 114 into law which provides COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for 2022.
The law will become effective February 19, 2022 and will provide supplemental sick leave retroactive to January 1, 2022. The supplemental paid sick leave will remain in effect through September 30, 2022.
Up to 40 hours of COVID-19 supplemental sick leave will be available to state excluded employees who are unable to work or telework for the following reasons:
- The employee is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19 as defined by an order or guidelines of the State Department of Public Health, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local health officer who has jurisdiction over the workplace; or
- The employee is advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine or self-isolate due to concerns related to COVID-19; or
- The employee is attending an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster; or
- The employee is experiencing symptoms related to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or booster that prevent the employee from being able to work or telework; or
- The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking a medical diagnosis; or
- The employee is caring for a family member as defined in the California Labor Code, section 245.5 subdivision (c), who is subject to an order or guidelines under number 1 or 2; or
- The employee is caring for a child as defined in the California Labor Code, section 245.5, subdivision (c), whose school or place of care is closed due to COVID-19.
Up to 40 separate hours are available if the employee is unable to work or telework under for the following reasons:
- The employee tests positive for COVID-19 or a family member for whom the employee is providing care tests positive (Documentation of a positive COVID-19 test may be required to access the additional 40 hours), or
- The employee is unable to work or telework because the employee is attending an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster or caring for a family member having symptoms from a COVCID-19 vaccine or booster.
There are income limits of $511 per day and $5,110 on this supplemental leave.* Employees can request credit for sick leave taken retroactive to January 1, 2022.
As CalHR and departments implement these provisions, ACSS will act to ensure the interests of excluded employees are protected.
If you have questions or need assistance with supplemental paid sick leave issues, please contact your ACSS Labor Relations Representative.
* Update: CalHR has confirmed to ACSS that the income limits for the 2022 supplemental sick leave will not be applicable to state employees. (2/16/2022)