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Expiration of Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL)

From: Human Resources

Virginia Tech has been notified by the Commonwealth of Virginia that the Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) will expire on May 31, 2022.

Starting June 1, employees that are ineligible for remote work and need to quarantine due to a known exposure to COVID-19 must use their available personal, annual, or compensatory leave to cover the absence. Any remaining PHEL balance will be made inactive in the Leave and Time Worked Reporting System on June 1.

Employees who test positive for COVID-19, and become symptomatic or ill, should use sick leave or other available personal leave. If necessary and eligible, employees can also file a short-term disability claim.

If you have questions, please contact the Leave Team at

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