COVID Leave Benefit ends Dec. 31

Last year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, King County implemented a plan that allowed for up to 80 hours of leave for COVID-related reasons. The program began Aug. 10, 2021 and is scheduled to end Dec. 31, 2022

Requests to use COVID Leave will only be processed through Dec. 31, 2022.  Additionally, any previously awarded COVID Leave that has not been used by Dec. 31, 2022, will be removed. You can read more about the program at Accessing leave during COVID-19 – King County and Taking leave – King County.

As a reminder, COVID-19 has not gone away, and other airborne illnesses are having a strong impact this season. Vaccinations and wearing a mask indoors are highly recommended. You can get more information at Public Health Insider.