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 two weeks of leave to cover the self-quarantine period. If symptoms are experienced after two weeks, 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.

Compensation While on Leave

  • You will receive your full, regular pay for any hours that you were scheduled to work during the first 10 business days. After the first 10 business days you will have access to your accrued Sick Leave Bank, sick days, vacation days, and personal days, in that order.

Who's Eligible?

  • Employees who have been with DPS for at least 30 days.

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