Welcome to Employee Health Services (EHS)
We are committed to providing assistance and information about medical leaves of absence, FMLA, and pre/post-employment physicals to our colleagues throughout the School District of Philadelphia.
DIRECTED QUARANTINE LEAVE
Fully vaccinated employees who test positive for COVID-19 were previously entitled to up to 10 days of Direct Quarantine Leave (DQL). The previously provided leave bank is still available but will not be increased or renewed for the year. Please note that DQL days will no longer show on your check as a leave bank, but will instead be available to use as needed, like funeral leave or jury duty, until they are exhausted. If you have already used some or all of your DQL, it will appear on your Leave Balances as a negative amount. If you have exhausted your DQL days and need to remain home due to testing positive for COVID, you will need to use sick or personal time.
Uploading Booster Shot Information to VacTrac:
While we are shifting our testing policy, we remain keenly focused on the importance of vaccines for all employees. Booster shots are not currently required for our employees, but we are asking all staff to upload your updated vaccine card with booster information to the VacTrac site so that we can maintain fully accurate records. (An easy step-by-step VacTrac user guide can be found here.) If you have questions or need assistance uploading this information, please reach out to VacTrac@philasd.org.