COVID-19: Employee Protections and Benefits

This page serves as a resource for employees seeking information about COVID-19-related benefits and protections. If you have any questions about the information on this page, please email

This page serves as a resource for employees seeking information about COVID-19-related protections and benefits. If you have any questions about the information on this page, please email


Cleaning Procedures

These procedures can also be found in our Pandemic Policies:

  • All high-touch surfaces and bathrooms are sanitized on a scheduled basis using Signet 1Neutral Disinfectant (DS1) which meets the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

  • Teachers sanitize classrooms (e.g., tables, work areas, toys) during breaks and after school using DS1, Clorox wipes, or Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray. The number of indoor and outdoor toy options will be reduced, used only by one cohort per day, and sanitized at the end of each day. All surfaces will be disinfected before and after every use, both indoors and outdoors. Classes will stagger their use of the bathrooms, and all bathroom surfaces will be disinfected between uses. Our janitorial service cleans and disinfects the interior spaces daily after operating hours.

  • FDA approved disinfectant products to be used: Oxivir, DS1, and diluted bleach solution; Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray for food surfaces and indoors when around children or in poorly ventilated spaces; Clorox wipes will be used to clean high touch surfaces in staff rooms and be back-up for classroom use.

Anti-discrimination and Anti-retaliation Policies

  • Peregrine School is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in School operations. Peregrine School prohibits unlawful discrimination against any job applicant, employee or unpaid intern by any employee of the School, including supervisors and coworkers. Peregrine School will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint or participating in any workplace investigation and will not tolerate or permit retaliation by management, employees or coworkers. Peregrine School will not retaliate against an employee for disclosing a positive COVID-19 test or diagnosis or order to quarantine or isolate. Employees who believe they have been retaliated against in violation of this section may file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement pursuant to Section 98.6. The complaint shall be investigated as provided in Section 98.7.


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. 

  • ​Employees are entitled to up to two weeks (80 hours, or a part-time employee's two-week equivalent)​ of paid sick leave based upon the higher of their regular rate of pay, or the applicable state or federal minimum wage. This sick leave is paid at:

  • 100% of their pay rate if the employee is:

    • one: subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine/isolation order related to COVID-19.

    • two: has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19.

    • three: is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis​.

      • employees are eligible up to $511 daily or $5,100 total ​

  • 2/3 of their pay rate if the employee is:

    • four​: is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2).

    • five: is caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or unavailable) due to COVID-19-related reasons.

    • six: is experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

      • employees are eligible up to ​$200 daily or $2,000 total

  • up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave for reason 5 above:

    • paid at 2/3 rate​.

      • employees are eligible up to $200 daily or $12,000 total

Workers' Compensation (SB 1159)

This California bill provides worker’s compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID during an outbreak in their workplace. It is in effect now until January 1, 2023.

  • An "outbreak" is defined as four employees testing positive for COVID-19 at a specific (physical) work site; or OR a work site being closed by a local or state public health agency due to risk of COVID infection.

  • If an employee tests positive for COVID-19 with 14 days of the outbreak or closure (or is one of founding cases of an outbreak), they are presumed to have contracted COVID-19 at work and may file a claim.

  • Workers' compensation benefits may include (but are not limited to) medical coverage and wage replacement.

Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulations

These emergency regulations are in effect as of November 30, 2020 and outline a number of steps employers must undertake in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

  • In the event of a positive COVID-19 case within the school, the school must offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to employees, during their working hours, to all employees who had a potential COVID-19 exposure in the workplace.

    • The regulations define potential COVID-19 exposure as being within six (6) feet of a positive COVID-19 case (with or without a face covering) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or greater in any 24 hour period within or overlapping with the “high-risk exposure period.”  The regulations define the “high-risk exposure period” as the following:

      • For persons who develop COVID-19 symptoms, the two (2) days before the symptoms develop until 10 days after symptoms first appeared, and 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and symptoms have improved.

      • For persons who test positive for COVID-19 and never develop symptoms: from two (2) days before until 10 days after the specimen for their first positive test was collected.​

  • In the event of a positive COVID-19 case within the school will continue to provide compensation to employees who may not report to work because they have COVID-19 (due to a workplace exposure) or are under an isolation or quarantine order issued by a local or state health official (due to a workplace exposure).

    • The School may require that these employees use employer-provided employee sick leave benefits for this purpose and consider benefit payments from public sources in determining how to maintain earnings, rights and benefits, where permitted by law and when not covered by workers’ compensation.​


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Davis, CA 95616

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