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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.
  • SB114 COVID-19 SPSL (Supplemental Paid Sick Leave):
    Effective January 1, 2022, SB 114 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) covers eligible employees who are unable to work or telework due to certain reasons related to COVID-19 immediately upon request to Human Resources, with up to 40 of those hours available only when an employee or family member tests positive for COVID-19. To request SB114 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, please complete a COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave form and send your completed copy to Rian Medlin at rian.medlin@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 Rian Medlin 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 Rian Medlin.  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 Dr. Lauren Elan Helsper at lauren.helsper@canyons.edu if you have questions regarding leave benefits.