COVID Leave for Child Care

  • This leave type is specific for employees who have lost childcare due to COVID-19 related closures. This includes, but is not limited to, school closures, camp closures, and daycare center closures.

Compensation While on Leave

  • You are eligible for pay during this leave. Personal or Vacation accruals may be deducted for this type of leave. Sick Time and Sick Leave Bank cannot be used for this type of leave.

    Contact the Leave of Absence team to determine what pay you are eligible for while on leave. 720-423-3092 or

Who's Eligible?

  • All DPS employees are eligible for COVID-19 related leaves.

How to Request

  • You can request a Leave through TruePay. Use this How To Guide to submit your request. We recommend using a computer to submit your request as mobile devices have been found to be unsuccessful. 

    Please Note: You will select Emergency Leave - Related to Child Care on the TruePay site. This is the COVID related leave option.

    Questions? Call 720-423-3092 or email