What do I do while Maryland schools, day care centers, or summer camps are closed and I need to take care of my kids?

March 18, 2020 (updated July 7, 2020)

Employees are reassigned to telework, and the normal restrictions related to telework are waived under the COVID-19 Telework Policy (e.g., related to the presence of children). If an employee can’t telework because they need to supervise a dependent child or other family member during a COVID-19-related school or day care closure, they are permitted to use sick leave. 

This could mean an employee works for some hours of the day and uses sick leave for others. Adjusting daily schedules may also be an option for some employees (e.g., making up missed hours in the evenings or on weekends). Employees and supervisors are encouraged to be flexible.