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Current COVID-19 Work, Stay Home Order, and Leave Guidance

As the rapidly changing situation continues to unfold, we want to ensure that you continue to get timely guidance on work and leave issues. We recognize many employees across the County may be working modified schedules and working remotely, and that some may be unable to work in the coming weeks and months. Below is current guidance to help you navigate options.

First and foremost, we want to thank our essential employees who must be physically on-site in their regular workplace or designated workplace, to perform essential functions on behalf of the County. Employees who have any questions about their status as essential personnel should contact their supervisors for clarification. We want to provide the fullest support and appreciation to these employees as they continue to perform their regular duties.

  1. Returning to Work Safely
  2. Policies During COVID-19
  3. Standby Work Opportunities

As Pierce County moves into Phase 2 of the Safe Start order, a Recovery Readiness FAQ has been created for you in preparation of Phase 3 of Gov. Inslee’s Safe Start Washington: Phased Reopening County-by-CountyInformation is based on current recommendations and is subject to revision as new information becomes available.

In addition, please watch COVID-19 Return to Work, a short video training developed to help you safely return to work.


As a reminder, now that Pierce County has entered Phase 2, the governor’s Stay Home Order no longer qualifies as a reason for use of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 253-798-7480 or