For DORS: COVID-19 PTO extended through 12/31/20

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR DORS Personal Assistants & MHH workers:

The State of Illinois has notified us that the COVID-19 PTO benefit has been extended through December 31, 2020. This means that any PA who has been infected, had to quarantine, or had to miss work to care for a relative with COVID-19 is eligible for up to 14 days of paid time off – if the PA was affected anytime during March 21, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

This COVID-19 PTO benefit extension applies to those who are: 
1. Diagnosed with COVID-19,
2. Under quarantine or isolation order issued by a medical provider or public health agency, or
3. Living with or caring for an individual who is under an official quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis or isolation order consistent with the latest CDC and public health guidance.

This is a necessary protection for the essential care work that our members provide to our community, and we are glad to see this extension confirmed through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

Here are the links to access additional info and the COVID-19 PTO form: 
HSP COVID-19 Main Page
HSP COVID-19 Paid Time Off (PTO) Page *Note: the date for the form has not yet been updated to December 31, 2020; But, this is the correct form to utilize.

Please help spread the word to your fellow members, as we want to ensure all of our members are aware of this update. Thank you for all you do for our consumers and our community.