Under FFCRA, health care providers and emergency responders may be exempted from leave so are still actively working in situations where they could be exposed to COVID-19. As a result, many of these workers have sent their children to live with other family members temporarily to protect them from exposure. These family members are not assuming the role of a parent as is required for in loco parentis. This is a temporary situation, similar to visiting family over the summer break. However, these family members now may have a need for leave due to school/child care closure. Is there any intent that these family members be provided leave under some kind of broader in loco parentis definition?
Idea No. 2480