COVID-19 Leave Update

December 18, 2020; 1:15 p.m.

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) are set to expire on December 31, 2020 unless extended by Congress. Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for COVID-19 illness and childcare disruptions due to closures will no longer be available after the December 31 sunset date. Therefore, beginning January 1, 2021, LSU will return to all leave rules as defined in PS-12 and all absences will be charged to personal accrued sick or annual leave as appropriate. Should Congress extend the FFCRA or provide for additional paid leave, we will communicate all information as soon as it is available.

Employees who are identified through the EOC contact tracing program as being exposed to COVID-19 at LSU will receive an email from HRM with instructions regarding leave entry.