May I take sick leave if I have been exposed to the flu or other contagious disease?

You may use accrued sick leave if you have been exposed to a contagious disease, but only if your doctor or health authorities (e.g., guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or local health officials) believe your exposure would put others at risk. You also have the option of using accrued annual leave or earned compensatory time if you have been exposed.