COVID-19 Accommodations and Resources
The Accessibility & Accommodations Division continues to provide support for our campus community for COVID-19 related accommodations for employees with underlying medical conditions and disabilities which place them at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. While not inclusive of all medical conditions that may require reasonable accommodations related to COVID-19, the Division utilizes current CDC guidance in the determination of disability related to COVID-19 and the potential severity of the complications.
Employees with an underlying medical condition or disability which places them at an increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 may request a reasonable accommodation using the Reasonable Accommodations Portal.
Medical and religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Employees including new hires to the university can request COVID-19 vaccination exemptions based on medical or religious reasons. Employees and applicants can submit their requests through the Reasonable Accommodations Portal.
Curbside COVID-19 nasal testing accommodations
Employees who are unable to utilize testing at the various walk-up locations, including individuals who may be immunocompromised and those with mobility conditions, may request a Curbside COVID-19 nasal testing accommodation through the Reasonable Accommodations Portal.
COVID-19 nasal test alternative
As of Spring 2022, all employees and students who are unable to utilize the university’s saliva-based COVID-19 testing service for medical or religious reasons, and need to request a nasal swab test, should contact McKinley Health Center to request alternative testing site and appointment availability information by calling 217-333-2700. It is not necessary to utilize the Reasonable Accommodations Portal.