March 1, 2022

Dear Colleagues:

Beginning January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, the District will provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for all eligible faculty, classified and management team employees who are unable to work or telework due to COVID-19 related reasons.  

Full-Time Employees

Full-time employees are entitled up to 40 hours for the following qualifying reasons:

  • Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19.
  • Employee is advised by a healthcare provider to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.
  • Employee is caring for a family member subject to quarantine or isolation period, or have been advised to quarantine from a healthcare provider.
  • Employee or a family member is attending an appointment to get the vaccine or booster.
  • Employee is experiencing vaccine-related symptoms that prevents them from being able to work/telework, or caring for a family member experiencing vaccine-related symptoms.
  • Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • Employee is caring for a child, whose school or place of care is closed due to COVID-19 on the premises.

Full-time employees are entitled up to an additional 40 hours for the following qualifying reasons:

  • Employee tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Employee is caring for a family member who tests positive for COVID-19.

A family member includes a child, parent, spouse, registered domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling.  The total maximum amount of COVID-19 SPSL an employee is entitled to shall not exceed 80 hours for the period of January 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022.

Part-Time Employees

Part-time employees are also eligible for COVID-19 SPSL for the qualifying reasons listed above. A pro-rated amount is calculated based on their normally scheduled work hours over a two-week period (with half of those hours available only when they or a family member test positive for COVID-19).

Additional Information and Questions

A summary of employee rights for SPSL is provided in the SPSL informational flyer linked below from the CA Department of Industrial Relations.  Please contact District Human Resources at if you have additional questions about SPSL. To request SPSL, complete the COVID-19 SPSL Request Form linked below and forward it via email to


Cindy Vyskocil, Ed.D.

Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

South Orange County Community College District

(949) 582-4698


Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


SPSL Informational Flyer

COVID-19 SPSL Request Form