Failed Health Screening COVID-19 Related Leaves

  • This leave type is specific for employees who have failed their Daily Health Screening

    Employees are eligible for an initial ten business days of leave to cover the self-quarantine period. If symptoms are experienced after ten business days, the leave can be extended for up to ten additional weeks as covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).


    Select your situation below for next steps.

  • I Failed My Daily Health Screening

    Step 1: Do not report to the worksite. You should stay at home and seek more information about your symptoms.    

    Step 2: Contact your manager to inform them you cannot work in person for at least 24 hours because you failed your health screen. 

    • Discuss with your manager if working remotely is an option.

    Step 3:  Use this Decision Tree to help you determine next steps including when you can return to work. 

    Step 4:  If you are out longer than 3 business days with symptoms, submit for a leave of absence through TruePay. Use our How To Guide to submit your request. 

    • Steps for completing a leave of absence: 
      • You must request a leave through TruePay. Use this How To Guide to submit your request.
      • You will select Emergency Leave on the TruePay site. This is the COVID related leave option.  You will need to attach documentation from a medical provider regarding your symptoms.

    Start and End date: The start date is the date you failed your health screening. The end date should be 10 calendar days from the day you first experienced symptoms unless you are able to return earlier based on the CDPHE quarantine lengths.

Compensation While on Leave

  • Under the Health Family and Workplace Act (HFWA), all employees are entitled to up to 2 weeks of pay under the public health emergency leave.

    Leave accruals, such as vacation or personal time, will count toward your 2 weeks of pay.

    Sick Leave Bank is only available for employees' own personal illness and does not count towards quarantine periods. 

    Sick time can only be used for an employee’s own illness - unless FMLA guidelines apply.

    *If an employee does not have enough accruals for the first 2 weeks of emergency leave, DPS will supplement the remaining hours of pay.

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 on the TruePay site. This is the COVID related leave option.

    Questions? Call 720-423-3092 or email