Jackson City Officials Proceed With Their new COVID-19 Sick Leave Policy

The City of Jackson is proceeding with an update policy regarding time off for employees affected by COVID-19. Under this revised policy, the city will continue to cover time-off for employees who have received a vaccination against the disease. Employees, who have not received a COVID vaccine, will need to use sick leave to get paid. If they don’t have any, then the city says it will pay employees for three days; the rest of the time off will be unpaid. City officials say the new policy is an attempt to phase out the federal one that let all employees to get paid if they were sick with the coronvirus. They also say they hope it works as an incentive to get more citizens vaccinated. Officials say they will probably run this revised policy through the end of the year.

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