COVID-19 Related Paid Leave Policies by Hospital System

(last updated 4/10/2020)

Our ability to beat COVID-19 relies on healthcare workers. Employers, employees and patients all share a mutual interest in assuring the health and safety of patients, families, staff and the community, especially as healthcare workers are on the front lines in the delivery of essential health services to patients in need. Therefore, SEIU believes that healthcare employers should have paid leave policies allowing for ample quarantine time and sick time, without fear of losing benefits or making ends meet. While some employers are doing the right thing, others have not yet updated their policies. If your employer’s policy unsatisfactory, join your coworkers and sign the petition for your employer below.

Hospital System Summary of Paid Leave Policy full policy Link to full Paid Leave Policy
Legacy Employees under directed COVID-19 quarantine will be placed on paid leave via workers comp or admin leave. If sent home due to flu or other illness, will have to use ILL time.

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Samaritan Employees must use PTO. SHS allowing negative PTO balance of up to 80 hours.

Samaritan Policy

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Providence When a benefit-eligible employee exhausts personal bank of PTO, an additional 80 hours of COVID-19 PTO will be added for employee illness and recovery. Employer will pay 65% income replacement after all PTO is exhausted, if there is no short-term disability. When a benefit-eligible employee exhausts personal bank of PTO, an additional 80 hours of COVID-19 PTO will be added for employee illness or recovery. Employer will pay 65% income replacement after all PTO is exhausted.

PMH Policy

PPMC Policy

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Columbia Memorial If you are ill or directed to quarantine per CDC guidelines, and you contracted the virus at work, you will be paid. Otherwise no changes to policies.

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Quorum/McKenzie

If confirmed that virus was contracted at work then additional paid leave will be made available.

All other leave is PTO or unpaid. Employees allowed up to 40 hours of negative PTO when they exhaust bank. Hospital will stop paying employer healthcare premiums for those who don’t cover minimum hours from PTO.

MWMC Policy

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PeaceHealth

If you are ill or directed to quarantine per CDC guidelines, and you contracted the virus at work, you will be paid in administrative leave/workers comp. If contracted outside of work, leave is unpaid or must use PTO.

A new PTO bank for COVID-19 illnesses based on FTE has been created – 80 hrs leave for .5 FTE and above, .5 or below/per diem 24 hrs.

PeaceHealth Policy

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Questions? Contact Healthcare Member Resource Center at hcmrc@seiu49.org or call/text 971-314-4550.

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