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COVID-19 and the DC Family and Medical Leave Act DCFMLA FAQ


This webpage was last updated on August 25, 2021.

On May 27, 2020, the Mayor signed the Coronavirus Support Emergency Act (CSEA), D.C. Act 23-326, which replaced all previous Coronavirus-related legislation and in part temporarily amended the DCFMLA to create a new COVID-19 job-protected leave. In addition to other subsequent legislation, on July 24, 2021, the Mayor signed emergency legislation, D.C. Act 24-125, extending COVID -19 leave through November 5, 2021. This guidance is confined to COVID -19 Leave under the DCFMLA; however, other federal or District laws may also provide leave rights.  Find out more here.

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