H1 visa status issues


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Hi everyone

I started working for Company A on F1-opt and got my H1b visa in Oct 2019 and then took my maternity leave under the California law (State disabilty leave and PFL) from Nov 17th 2019 until Feb 24th 2020.
Currently I have taken Leave of absence until March 24th and my consultancy is having difficulty placing me because of the current situation 

I have a few questions on my current situation

1. Employer is ready to give me more unpaid leave. Can i take it without affecting my visa status? Also will it affect my 60 day grace period
2. Can I change my status from H1 to H4 and also what is the processing time for the same?
3. Also, if i get a job after i apply for COS can I cancel the H1 to H4 COS application and continue to work on H1?

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