Can more than one guardian take paid COVID-19 leave or Expanded FMLA leave simultaneously to care for a child whose school or place of care is closed, or child care provider is unavailable, due to COVID-19 related reasons?

You may take paid COVID-19 leave or Expanded FMLA to care for your child only when you need to, and actually are, caring for your child if you are unable to work or telework as a result of providing care. Generally, you do not need to take such leave if a co-parent, co-guardian, or your usual child care provider is available to provide the care your child/children needs.

Last Modified: 
April 10, 2020