This advisory is to address members’ questions relating to Sick Leave and Miscellaneous Leave, as the ETT Executive has received numerous calls with regards to this topic and COVID-19.
- Asymptomatic members directed to remain at home by either the employer or Toronto Public Health should not receive a deduction from Sick Leave for this absence. Members who are asymptomatic and in isolation should be paid as a Miscellaneous Leave, but may be required to continue working from home.
- Members directed to remain in isolation should get tested for COVID-19.
- If a COVID-19 test is positive, the Miscellaneous Leave would be converted to Sick Leave from the date of the result.
- If a teacher is symptomatic, they are considered sick, resulting in a deduction from Sick Leave.
- Members caring for a sick family member may access up to five paid Miscellaneous Days for this purpose. If the family member is in self-isolation with COVID-19 symptoms, the teacher will be eligible for paid miscellaneous leave (quarantine) upon submission of appropriate documentation from Toronto Public Health.
- Members that become sick or test positive for COVID-19 while looking after a sick family member would access Sick Leave.
- All members who test positive for COVID-19 should initiate a WSIB claim by completing a TDSB Employee’s Report of Accident/Injury Form.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your ETT Executive Officer.