Mandatory Covid-19 Employee Sick Leave in Colorado: Is Your Business Compliant?

Covid-19 Sick Leave Requirements

  • Quarantine/Isolation Order-when the employee is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
  • Self-Quarantine-when the employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19;
  • COVID-19 Symptoms-when the employee is experiencing symptoms such as a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
  • Care for Others-when an employee is caring for an individual who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or whose health care provider has advised the individual to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19; and
  • School/Childcare Closure-when the employee is caring for a son or daughter because the school or childcare provider has been closed or the childcare provider is unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions.

Notice Requirements

No Retaliation

Documentation and Good Faith Mistakes

  1. the dates for which leave is requested;
  2. the qualifying reason for leave;
  3. a statement that remote work for such employee is impossible;
  4. the name of the health care provider who advised the employee (or family member) to quarantine, the name of the governmental authority issuing the quarantine order, or the name of the child requiring care, the name of the school or place of childcare that is unavailable, and a statement that no other suitable person is available to care for the child.

Additional Considerations

Our Takeaway

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