While most people know that they are entitled to some paid time off if they are out sick with COVID-19, a federal policy allows some workers to receive upwards of 15 weeks or $21,000.
That’s 15 weeks- and it is capped at $1,400 per week, but still adds up to around $21,000 of paid leave available to federal employees.
Around $570 million was set aside in the plan to pay for it. The leave can be used if they have symptoms of COVID, or if they’re caring for someone who has COVID.
It expires on September 30.