Employee COVID-19 Resources

You may be entitled to the following COVID-19 benefits under applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, including, but not limited to negotiated leave provisions, state-mandated leave, FMLA/CFRA, catastrophic leave, and workers compensation.

  • For leave pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement:
  • For Short Term employees and College Assistants, you may qualify for CalOSHA exclusion pay after exhausting personal illness.
  • FFCRA: Effective December 31, 2020, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Leave expired. 
  • COVID-19 SPSL (Supplemental Paid Sick Leave): On March 19, 2021, Senate Bill 95 was signed into law which provides COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for covered employees who are unable to work or telework due to certain reasons related to COVID-19. The law will take effect on March 29, 2021 and expire on September 30, 2021. SB 95 makes COVID-19 SPSL retroactive to January 1, 2021.  For more information on the bill, click here. To request COVID-19 SPSL, please complete a COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave form and send your completed copy to Maria Calderon at maria.calderon@canyons.edu or fax to 661-362-5570.
  • FMLA: For information on employee rights under Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), click on FMLA brochure
  • CFRA: For information on employee rights under California Family Rights Act (CFRA), click on CFRA brochure
  • Catastrophic Leave: The catastrophic leave bank may be used for an illness or injury that is expected to incapacitate an administrator, full-time faculty or permanent classified employee for an extended period of time.  For details, please refer to District Board Policy BP 7345 and Administrative Procedure AP 7345.
  • Workers' Compensation: If you believe you contracted a COVID-19-related illness as a result of your employment, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. If it is determined the COVID-19 related illness arose out of and in the course of employment, you may be entitled to compensation including full hospital, surgical, and medical treatment, disability indemnity, and death benefits. To file a workers' compensation claim, please notify Maria Calderon that you believe your COVID-19-related illness is work-related and file a DWC 1 Claim Form pursuant to Labor Code Section 5401.  To file a claim, please complete page 5 of this claim form and return to Maria Calderon.  For more information regarding Workers’ Compensation, please click on this link
  • Harassment and Discrimination: Santa Clarita Community College’s policy against COVID-19 related harassment and discrimination can be found by clicking on the following links:
  • Disinfection Protocols and Safety Plan: Santa Clarita Community College's policy disinfection protocols and safety plan can be found by clicking on this link: SCCCD COVID-19 Containment, Response, and Control Plan

 Please contact Maria Calderon at (661) 362-5563 if you have questions regarding leave benefits.