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CoxHealth Offers Additional Paid Time Off To Employees Impacted By COVID-19


CoxHealth will begin offering two weeks of paid time off to employees in case they’re unable to work due to COVID-19 confirmation or exposure.

If 10% of the health system’s employees utilize the benefit, it will result in a $2.7 million investment by the health system. Funding for the benefit will come from a variety of sources, including from the annual employee banquet, which has been cancelled in light of COVID-19 concerns, according to CoxHealth.  But the majority will come from operating revenue.  It will flow through the CoxHealth Foundation’s Employee Assistance Fund, which helps support employees in time of need.

The funds are available to employees who are confirmed to have COVID-19; those in multiple and extreme high-risk categories; employees who can’t work because of possible exposure; and employees who need to care for a family member because of a COVID-19 diagnosis.

The benefit will be available to full and part-time benefits-eligible employees across the health system.