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October 2021 Colorado HR Legal Updates

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Extension of Colorado Public Health Emergency Supplemental Leave

Update Applicable to:
All employers in Colorado.

What happened?
On October 15, 2021, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra announced an extension of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).

What are the details?
Effective October 18, 2021, the PHE has been extended through January 16, 2022 (each renewal of determination signed by the U.S Secretary is for the duration of 90 days – Link).

In accordance with 7 CCR 1103-7 Section 3.5.1(D) Link– Page 7, the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) in Colorado requires employers to permit employees to take leave for qualifying reasons as per C.R.S. § 8-13.3-405(3) Link– throughout the duration of the emergency and until four weeks after it ends on February 13, 2022.
For more information, please see the links below:
Extension of Public Health Emergency (PHE)
Public Health Emergency Planning and FAQs
Article 1

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links above and continue to provide the required sick leave in accordance with the law.