COVID-19 Paid Time for Employee Absences

Policy ID


Effective Date

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Last Revised

Friday, December 17, 2021


Finance & Administration

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Human Resources (HR)

Summary of Policy

Dartmouth recognizes  the potential cases of COVID in our area and has established additional paid time off as a way to reduce family stress.

Affected Parties

All Faculty, All Staff

Policy Statement

In recognition of the potential cases of COVID in our area, Dartmouth has established the following to reduce family stress during this time. 
Other Lost Time may be used for any regular employee's previously scheduled hours up to a maximum of 10 days total between the effective date of this policy and June 30, 2022, for the following: 

  1. When the employee is directed to be absent by Axiom Medical.
  2. If the employee is not able to work in order to actively care for ill or quarantining/isolating dependents or household members.
  3. If the employee is not able to work in order to actively care for well dependents or household members whose schooling or care arrangements have been disrupted. 

If the employee is able to work remotely with relatively self-sufficient dependents or household members at home due to COVID-19 disruptions, they should establish an alternate work arrangement with their supervisor. 
Note on Documentation: A "doctor's note" or documentation of illness or dependent care responsibilities will not be required, except in very rare cases where abuse of paid sick/dependent care time is suspected. It is assumed that Dartmouth employees are honest and trustworthy in their dealings with each other and Dartmouth.