If I have to self-quarantine or stay home due to an illness (including COVID-19) how will I be paid? What if I’m staying home to care for an ill spouse or child?

The following options are available in order to receive pay, although not all options will be available in all situations depending upon the nature of the job responsibilities and the extent of the illness:

  • Use accrued paid-time-off hours
  • Work from home with supervisory approval (See Purdue’s Flexible Work Arrangements)
  • If no paid time off is available, request an absence without pay and without paid-time-off accruals
  • You may also qualify for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (see above question for details)

Temporary employees do not receive pay for time not worked or any paid time off benefits.

As a reminder: In accordance with CDC guidelines, those who choose to travel to countries with a CDC level 3 travel advisory for coronavirus must self-quarantine for 14 days and must seek an assessment with a health care provider before returning to campus.

Those traveling from a level 2 country are advised that 14-day self-quarantine is recommended.

If you’re traveling internationally and the CDC advisory level for any country you visited is elevated to level 3 for the coronavirus before you return to the U.S., you must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

If the status is elevated to level 2 for coronavirus, self-quarantine is recommended.

Anyone undergoing a self-quarantine should follow the CDC’s self-quarantine guidelines. Employees may contact their Human Resources representative for further assistance.