One of the biggest school districts in Central Texas has decided to provide COVID-19 sick leave days to employees.

Tuesday, the Killeen ISD board voted to approve a new policy under which employees will have access to 80 hours of paid sick leave dating back to January 1st.

Killeen ISD's new policy states that employees can only use the sick days if they have lab confirmed case of COVID-19 or if they're caring for a COVID positive or quarantined family member.

Employees can not use the sick days if they're caring for a child whose school is shut down due to COVID-19.

According to KWTX, President Joe Biden is asking Congress to reinstate last year's paid sick leave. If passed, employers will have to provide their employees with two weeks of paid leave at 100% and 12 weeks of paid leave for those who are caring for a family member with two thirds of their pay.

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