Was the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) expanded for COVID-19 reasons?

OFLA was expanded under BLI 7-2020.  This order temporarily extended the definition of “sick child” leave under the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) to cover certain global pandemic mitigation measures. The Order adds OFLA coverage for Oregonians caring for children whose school or place of care is closed in response to the statewide public health emergency declared in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. As with all other “sick child” leaves under OFLA, the leave may be taken as a continuous block or intermittently. The temporary measure is currently effective March 18, 2020, and will remain in effect until the public health emergency has ceased.

Last Modified: 
September 21, 2020