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

*UPDATED* COVID-19 Leave Under DCFMLA

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.