The CARES Act provided for 10 federally funded sick days to be used in two circumstances:
1. The employee or someone the employee is caring for is subject to a government quarantine order or has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine.
2. The employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking medical attention.
The federal COVID sick days took effect on 4/1/2020 and the federal funding will expire on December 31.
Dudek & Bock has decided to allow employees who have not used all the federal sick days to carry them over into 2021. They may not be used as regular sick days. They are only to be used for the COVID-related situations for which they were intended. They will be paid from Dudek & Bock funds, unless the federal government later provides additional monies.
Employees who already used all 10 federal sick days are not eligible for additional days.