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COVID-19 Guidance for Academics


Guidance for Faculty

Faculty Announcements

UC Merced Interim COVID-Related Dependent Care Modified Duties

Personnel Exception to APM-710 sick leave and paid medical leave for COVID-19

Leave Guidance

COVID-19 Information & Resources for Academic Employees & Supervisors

Guidance Documents from UCOP

COVID-19 Forms

Requesting Expanded Paid Administrative Leave (EPAL)

  • Use of Paid Administrative Leave is at the request of the appointee in consultation with the supervisor.

    • For additional information regarding (EPAL), please reference the Academic Employee Leave section from the Payroll Services website.


Please contact Esmeralda Martinez from the Academic Personnel Office: for questions regarding: 

  • Paid Administrative Leave for Academic Appointees (EPAL)

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave(EPSL)

  • Sabbatical Cancellations due to COVID-19

  • Stop the Clock due to COVID-19

  • Interim COVID-Related Dependent Care Modified Duties

  • Paid Medical Leave (APM 710) for Childcare

Campus Resources

Campus Website for Covid-19

Please contact the Academic Personnel Office: for all other general COVID-19 related questions

Archived Communications and Resources