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RESOLUTION NO. 1478 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDMONDS, <br />WASHINGTON, TO CONTINUE THE EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE <br />BENEFITS OF THE CITY'S FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE <br />ACT POLICY THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2021. <br />WHEREAS, the City enacted its Families First Coronavirus Response Act Policy (hereinafter <br />"Policy") on April 2, 2020; and <br />WHEREAS, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, upon which the Policy is <br />based, expired by its terms on December 31, 2020; and <br />WHEREAS, on January 5, 2021, the City Council approved Resolution 1466, which extended <br />the Emergency Sick Leave benefits provided under the Policy through June 30, 2021; and <br />WHEREAS, due to the continuing rise in cases related to the Coronavirus' Delta variant, and the <br />need to continue to have employees quarantine as a public health measure, the City Council has <br />determined that it is in the public interest to continue to provide City employees with the <br />Emergency Sick Leave benefits provided by the Policy for an additional nine months, retroactive <br />to July 1, 2021, unless the federal government enacts new legislation providing for such benefits <br />before that date; NOW, THEREFORE, <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDMONDS, WASHINGTON, HEREBY <br />RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS: <br />Section l . The Emergency Sick Leave provisions of the City's Families First Coronavirus <br />Response Act Policy, enacted on April 2, 2020, will continue in effect through March 31, 2022, <br />unless the federal government enacts new legislation providing for such benefits before that date. <br />The remainder of the Policy expired by its terms on December 31, 2020. <br />Section 2. The references to "December 31, 2020" in the "Carryover; Termination of <br />Benefit" section of the Emergency Sick Leave provisions of the Policy, which were previously <br />extended to June 30, 2021, are hereby revised to read "March 31, 2022." In the event the federal <br />government enacts new legislation providing for emergency sick leave benefits such as those <br />provided for in the Policy, the remainder of the Policy will terminate as of the effective date of <br />the federal legislation. If no such new legislation is enacted on or before March 31, 2022, the <br />Emergency Sick Leave provisions of the Policy shall expire on that date. <br />RESOLVED this P day of August 2021. <br />CITY OF EDMONDS <br />M OR, MIKE NELSON <br />