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Published on Friday, June 21, 2019

Metro Health to Host Paid Sick Leave Information Sessions

CONTACT: Michelle Vigil Office: (210) 207-8172  


SAN ANTONIO, TX – (June 21, 2019) The Paid Sick Leave Ordinance will take effect on August 1, 2019. Paid sick leave is a new law in San Antonio that requires most employees in San Antonio be given time off needed to be absent from work because the employee or the employee’s family member experiences illness, injury, stalking, domestic abuse, sexual assault or otherwise requires medical or health care, including preventive care and mental healthcare. 


The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health), will be hosting six free information sessions in different areas of the City of San Antonio which will allow employers and employees to learn more about the paid sick leave ordinance. “Metro Health is available to help employers and employees learn about the new Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.  Our goal is to provide education, technical assistance and tools that businesses can use to successfully implement the Ordinance by August 1, 2019,” said Jennifer Herriott, Interim Director of Metro Health.


To attend one of the free Paid Sick Leave Information Sessions please register at: Spanish translators will be available at every session.  More information on the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance can be found at and questions can be submitted to, or by calling 311. 


Thursday, June 27 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Stinson Airport 8535 Mission Rd.
Monday, July 1 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Urban Ecology Center 8400 NW Military Hwy
Tuesday, July 2 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Central Library 600 Soledad St.
Wednesday, July 10 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pre-K 4 SA East Campus 5230 Eisenhauer Rd.
Thursday, July 18 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Central Library 600 Soledad
Monday, July 22 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM San Antonio Food Bank 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy.


For more information please contact Program Manager, Francisco Campos at: or 210-207-8737.

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