May I bring my child to work if their school or daycare is closed?

Bringing a child to work is not recommended or advisable. In many work areas it is prohibited. Importantly, bringing children into the workplace places them into another environment that could jeopardize their health and safety.

If you need to be at home to care for others, talk to your supervisor immediately about using your available paid time off benefits, making alternative work arrangements (e.g., telework, alternative hours, etc.) or using FMLA coverage, if eligible. Staff may choose to be absent without pay if paid time off options are exhausted.

You may also qualify for Emergency Paid Sick Leave and/or Public Health Emergency Leave as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Please see the FAQs above for more information.