ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- On Thursday night, the Albemarle County School Board met and decided on whether or not COVID leave would be reinstated.

Members unanimously decided to reinstate a 10-day COVID sick leave policy for any member of the faculty or staff.

The vote to do so comes after the Albemarle Education Association, which is made up of Albemarle County Public Schools faculty and staff, sent a letter to the board about the leave policy ending.

"Every Albemarle County public school employee will have 10 days of leave for COVID-related purposes," said Vernon Liechti, President of AEA.

"I think revisiting is a good idea, frankly,” said Dr. Kate Acuff. “I think it would be a good thing. We don't want to have our kids and other staff get sick."

Liechti says their voices were heard.

"I am very happy to see that the school board, pretty quickly, decided to do that," he said.

Liechti says the board even went a step further.

"I move that we grant the 10-day leave, of COVID leave to anyone who missed time as a result of COVID between the months of July 1 and today," said school board member David Oberg.

This also passed unanimously.

"I am very happy that the board acted. I want to thank every single Albemarle Association member. They're the ones who made this possible," said Liechti.

According to a school district spokesperson, another decision is being considered to give the superintendent discretion on whether or not to add more time to the leave depending on the impacts of long COVID symptoms is being considered.