How to apply for and donate to Emergency Leave Program 

time-2980690King County is working hard to address the challenges that have arisen from the coronavirus, and is providing new ways to support employees. Some employees are impacted more than others, and will exhaust their paid leave while recovering their health or caring for others. With this in mind, the Emergency Leave Donation Program was developed so that employees who have been affected by COVID-19 can request donated leave.

Employees interested in supporting colleagues affected by COVID-19 can donate accrued sick and vacation leave in two different ways:

Employees who need leave due to a COVID-19 related absence can request donated leave from the program using the Emergency Leave Request Form. This fillable PDF form can also be completed on a computer and emailed, without needing to be printed. The completed PDF form can be emailed to

For more information about supporting one another through the Emergency Leave Donation Program, visit the webpage here. See the FAQ information on how to mail or interoffice mail any completed forms.