2021 Guide to Colorado's Health Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) Leave
- Employees can continue to use HFWA leave for qualified COVID reasons for the duration of the current Public Health Emergency and for the 4 weeks following its cancellation.
- HFWA leave banks have been replenished for 2021, which means;
- Employees have access to two weeks (maximum of 80 hours) of paid leave. Two weeks leave is based on the employee’s current FTE status.
- Employees who experience side effects of the vaccine may use HFWA time. Contractors must work through their staffing agency for Healthy Families and Workplaces leave.
- The day of leave following the employee receiving the COVID-19 vaccine only applies to Denver Health employees.
- Employees will continue to code time as D_ILL and submit the 2021 HFWA Public Health Emergency Leave Application to LOAFMLProcess@dhha.org.
- Leave is paid at the regular hourly pay rate.
- Employees will now have protected Paid Time Off (PTO). under HFWA Paid Sick and Safe Time. This means employees using hours for a qualified reason cannot be subject to our disciplinary process or call-out procedures for up to 48 hours each calendar year.
- Beginning January 1, 2021 intermittent employees will now start accruing Intermittent leave (1 hour for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year).
- Intermittent employees will code time as INT_SICK and submit the 2021 HFWA Paid Sick and Safe Time application to LOAFMLProcess@dhha.org.
Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act-Public Health Emergency
HFWA provides employees with up to two weeks of paid time off for a COVID-related reason for the duration of the current Public Health Emergency and for 4 weeks following cancellation of the order. Governor Polis declares a Public Health Emergency and determines when it can be canceled.